Power Your Small Business R&D with SBIR/STTR Funding

Did you know you can secure funds to build your intellectual property AND retain ownership? Sound impossible? Not according to one Indiana small business that’s making it happen. “The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program has really helped us to move our research forward, and new technology helps our warfighters. What’s so great about it […]

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How Small Business Owners Can Provide Benefits/Perks to Employees

One of the most important parts of a business is its people. When employees feel valued, cared for, and part of a big mission beyond making a profit, they will feel seen and more likely to be loyal and committed. Investing in their success and well-being through perks is essential to achieving better outcomes for […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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