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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. Libraries are a special place that is unlike any other and they are essential tocommunities.Who we areLa Porte County Public...

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 interact with the business owners we serve:  Stop and Suspend JudgmentListen and LearnAssess & AnalyzeTest Ideas & Teach with ToolsExpectations Setting...

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 recognize that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  included in his fight for Civil Rights economic equality as well. He made...

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) has financially supported PNW’s unique entrepreneurial program in Northwest Indiana (NWI) since October, 2019. An ultimate goal of C2C is fostering...

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 for 2020. 1. Defer your income Income is taxed in the year it is received, so if you can defer the income...

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 good question. So why would the three community foundations serving Lake and La Porte Counties come together to strengthen our...