Advice from Angie’s List, Hiring Right People Vital, Says Local Native Who Co-founded Site

Lisa Green, The Journal Gazette


“An open mind and solid team are crucial for business owners, says a Fort Wayne native whose consumer review website became a nationally known enterprise.

“You always need to be open to ideas and things that may not have been obvious to you,” said Angie Hicks, who was a co-founder of the review site Angie’s List. “Don’t be afraid to try (ideas), because you never know where they might lead.”

It’s also important, Hicks said, to consider the people you surround yourself with, which can “make or break your success.”

Hicks is scheduled to speak Tuesday for the Northeast Indiana Innnovation Center’s annual Ideas@Work event. The program, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation, usually attracts about 500. Hicks presentation is titled “What Does It Mean to Be An Entrepreneur.”

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