04.06.16

Nothing Can Be Said To Be Certain Except ‘Death and Taxes’

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Ben Franklin sure got it right when he made the above statement in 1789. With tax day just around the corner, I thought I might opine about what the United States could do to create a more favorable climate for entrepreneurs. First, the US […]

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04.05.16

Welcome to WEOC!

Welcome to the Women’s Economic Opportunity Center (WEOC) Blog! We’re very excited to launch our blog as an extension for us to hear from YOU, the entrepreneur. You might be wondering a couple of things like, what exactly is WEOC? What do we have to offer you? What the heck does any of this even […]

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03.30.16

A Case for ‘Delivering Value’ in a Busy World

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 28% of a knowledge worker’s day is wasted in interruptions and distractions. Other surveys show 1.5-3.0 hours a day of a knowledge worker’s time is spent on private matters. March Madness cost US businesses over $1.7 […]

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03.23.16

3 Ways to Fund Your Venture

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center It’s no secret that starting a business takes money. Even the most straightforward business plan requires some cash, or capital—one of the four pillars of entrepreneurial success. There are, however, ways to start a business with limited resources. Here are three strategies: Reduce your […]

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03.16.16

Tap Into Your Network to Grow as an Entrepreneur

By: Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Last week I honed in on the importance of talent as a pillar of entrepreneurship. This time, the focus is on connectivity, especially how networking and community-building can come into play. The one truth people seldom acknowledge is that entrepreneurship and personal/professional growth can […]

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REIMAGINE: Survive and Thrive During COVID-19

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