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Indiana Creatives are Fierce Entrepreneurs

Sixty percent of Indiana’s creative workforce is self-employed, while only twenty percent of the nation’s creative workforce is self-employed. If you’re an artist or creative professional in Indiana, you’re an […]

Innovate WithIN

Innovation and problem-solving are synonymous. Successful new products and services simply solve real problems for real people. The most successful innovations solve those problems at scale. Earlier this month, problem-solving […]

The Impact of COVID Vaccine Acceptance on Small Businesses

The connection between acceptance of the COVID vaccine and small business is very simple: they can greatly benefit each other. Now that the vaccines are available for all small business employees, […]

Financial Literacy Is Crucial For Businesses, Not Just Consumers 

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the business landscape for so many in the last year. The public health crisis quickly halted the economy, and businesses which relied on foot traffic or […]

March is National Nutrition Month

I can’t put all on my experiences as a small business owner into an article but I will list the most important lessons I have learned as an entrepreneur that […]

The Importance and History of Black-owned Businesses

“Regular or Unleaded?” “Fill’er up!” I remember like it was yesterday! My parents owned a gas station on Gary, Indiana’s West side for nearly 35 years, and I had the […]

MCAS Safe Harbor

As I celebrate February as Youth Leadership Month, I am proud to reflect on the 10 years I have spent in the field of Youth Leadership in Northwest Indiana. After […]

Love Your Library

The library is not just a place of books anymore. Libraries are essential community centers thatoffer classes, online research tools, meeting spaces, and materials to help you in your businessendeavors. […]

National Mentoring Month

During these tumultuous times, SCORE’s SLATE mentoring methodology, which all SCORE mentors must know prior to providing services to our clients, provides continued guidance on how we do business and […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

To quote former President Bill Clinton, “ In the new economy, information, education and motivation is everything.” What seems new is actually old. On the eve of his birthdate we […]

Concept to Commercialization

Purdue University Northwest’s Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (PNW/CMEC) initiated the “Concept to Commercialization” (C2C) program to offer startup education and support to entrepreneurs. The Federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) […]

Year-End Tax Advice

No matter your specific tax situation, it’s a good idea to review key areas before the end of December to ensure you’re making the most of your tax filing circumstances […]

International Day of Disabled Persons

For the past 28 years the United Nations has declared December 3 as annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons. Up until recently when it was a question […]

Shop Small – Small Business Saturday… Are You Ready?

There has never been a more important time to Shop Small. Small Business Saturday is part of the Shop Small Movement, created by American Express during the recession in 2010.  […]

Celebrate Northwest Indiana Small Business Success!

While most days the team at the NW Indiana Small Business Development Center is advising and assisting small business owners and start-ups, E-Day is the day we celebrate them! The E-Day Entrepreneurial […]

Welcome to NWI BizHub

Welcome Business Owners and Aspiring Business Owners to NWI BizHub. Regardless of the size of your business or where you are on the spectrum of business ownership or start-up, NWI […]

Entrepreneurship as a philanthropic mission

Recently, I was explaining NWI BizHub to an entrepreneurial colleague.  He said; “This seems very different from the mission of Unity Foundation. How does it fit in?” It was a […]

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