Build Financial Management Muscle for the Heavy Lift of Business Success

Photo by Microsoft-365–oUbzU87d1G on Unsplash Financial management is a critical aspect of our daily lives. It becomes more important and complex as we take on different responsibilities and roles. Foundational Financial Literacy Skills It begins with personal finance. It is essential to have a working knowledge of earning, budgeting, saving, and investing to achieve personal […]

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Silence the Stigma: Normalize Mental Wellness in Entrepreneurship

Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana leads a discussion at 3rd Thursday Client Connect at NIIC, part of Mental Health Awareness Month, May 2023. Entrepreneurship is often associated with determination, resilience, and the pursuit of success. However, behind the scenes, business owners face tremendous pressure, stress, and challenges that can affect their mental health. Recent […]

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Growing Rural America Through Entrepreneurship

They say, if you don’t like the road you’re treading then create a new one. In rural America, this saying is very evident—with self-employment gaining traction. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), self-employment has remained strongest in America’s rural areas than cities and suburbs over the last three decades. Locals have found out that they […]


Community Navigator Pilot Program Opens Doors to Entrepreneurship for All

Relationships and resources. Those are two of the most powerful tools budding entrepreneurs can access on their path toward success, and the Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) is leveraging those community-based resources in a big way in Northeast Indiana. At NIIC’s Innovation Leadership Showcase Breakfast earlier this year, panelists highlighted their roles in helping underserved […]

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Grow your Business by Hiring the Right People

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko on Pexels A business built around passion is one of the best businesses. When you love what you do, people see the heart behind a product or service and believe in what you’re offering. Whether you have just launched your business or have reached a season of expansion, you need to […]

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