The 2020 E-Day honorees have something in common. Each entrepreneur has successfully responded to change. The awards are given annually by the Indiana Small Business Development Center’s Northwest Indiana office.
The pandemic has forced businesses and organizations to adapt for survival. Examples abound in northern Indiana of business plans being rewritten on the fly to operate under dramatically changed conditions.
Vision for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor leads to multi-billion-dollar economic powerhouse in its first 50 years. Economic leaders are sure the next half century will provide even greater opportunities as the facility undergoes $20 million in upgrades.
Lenders say relationships key to helping small businesses survive pandemic’s economic worst. With rules in constant flux for the SBA program, lenders burned the midnight oil to learn how to get funds to clients.
Northwest Indiana businesses found ways to adapt during COVID-19 virus shelter-in-place orders, and kept up with increased demand for shields and other protective supplies. Many companies also made changes to keep employees and customers safe.
The pandemic required businesses and organizations to review or consider making changes to their operations to best handle the novel coronavirus situation as well as protect employees while still trying to survive.
For every economic downturn, there’s a recovery, and experts say lulls are the best time to plan for the bounce back. Staying at home doesn’t mean standing still, experts said. Nor should it mean ending marketing efforts.
As new betting boom takes off, enhanced customer experiences attract new clients to Region’s gaming venues • Sports betting has been a game-changer.
The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center E-Day winners offer entrepreneurial lessons for readers.
Sensitivity training has become more important as labor pools become melting pots of people from different ethnic backgrounds, races, religious beliefs and sexual preferences.