The Power of YouTube Playlists

Social media channels are constantly rolling out features to improve the experience for account administrators and consumers of content. Recently, I discovered the playlist feature on YouTube. The NIIC  is a mission-driven non-profit organization that supports innovative-minded individuals who want to start, grow, and innovate a business. Our NIIC YouTube channel offers a robust library. […]

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Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance. How’s your small business preparedness plan?

Do you know the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small businesses to recover from a declared disaster? Like a tornado, flood, ice storm—and, yes, even a pandemic. If you own a small business and have a plan, you are ahead of the game. Now may be a good time to review and tweak it. […]

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It’s About the Experience

Entrepreneurs are drawn to opportunities, innovation, and new value creation. They have a growth mindset. They see things differently than others and are searching for what’s new and what’s next. Being entrepreneurial means being active. It means being experiential. Entrepreneurs who have become successful have several common traits. These traits include: vision, strong work ethic, […]


The Great Reimagination: The Case for Startups

I want to acknowledge my co-author and esteemed colleague, Dr. Larry Rottmeyer, for his collaboration and insights on this special edition blog. We continue to be shocked by the U.S. narrative that once the country starts opening the economy, there will be a tremendous surge in economic activity – pent up demand. While we yearn to go […]

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Breaking Barriers—Being Vulnerable

Graphic by Shutterstock Entrepreneurship is risky. But, not in the way you think. It is true you are putting your financial resources and your idea out there for the world to judge. Yet, the most challenging thing about starting your own company is being vulnerable. It’s about the courage to be imperfect. This can be […]

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