The Indiana Small Business Development Center – Northwest will present a series of programs during Small Business Week May 5-11 aimed at helping small businesses succeed.
An idea by a group of students from Hobart High School to enhance safety for bicyclists took third place in the second annual Innovate WithIN pitch competition, a statewide initiative to encourage entrepreneurship.
The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center knows what it takes to help entrepreneurs make their dreams of running their own companies a reality. In 2018, the regional ISBDC, assisted clients start 54 businesses and in total served 504 clients, according to information from the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center. “We are honored to […]
Entrepreneur offers bag of fresh ingredients for good health Green smoothies have been a part of Allyson Straka’s life for more than a decade. The single mom and certified holistic health coach drinks at least one green smoothie a day in her effort to eat clean, natural, nutrient-dense, healthy foods. Her advice to anyone who […]
Region’s E-Day award-winning serial entrepreneurs share experiences of business successes and failures Like most opportunistic kids, Jeff Conti not only worked on his newspaper route, he also shoveled snow and mowed lawns for his first entrepreneurial experiences. Conti explored other unconventional ways to challenge himself while growing up in the late 1970s and early ’80s […]
The Small Business Development Center of Northwest Indiana is hosting a free business startup workshop on Feb. 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program will be at the Newton County Government Center, 4117 S 240 W, in Morocco. The SBDC said the workshop is for entrepreneurs in the early stages of business ownership […]
Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list for 2018 features 63 Indiana companies, including one in the top 10 and several from Northwest and North Central Indiana. The Northwest and North Central Indiana companies on the list include (ordered by ranking on list): 529 – Gen-Y Hitch, Bremen 2,232 – Prime Real Estate, Crown Point 3,292 […]
A new report shows the number of women-owned businesses in Indiana is increasing. The latest State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express and prepared by Ventureneer with support from CoreWoman, estimates Indiana is home to 181,400 women-owned companies, employing 191,600 people who have generated $33.3 billion in sales. The latest number of women-owned […]
GARY – A college education has returned immediate dividends for three graduates of Indiana University Northwest. Truly Teas, an online beverage business, was launched by IU Northwest alums Demi Kolintzas, 26, of Schererville; Lindsey Liesenfelt, 26, of Cedar Lake; and Branka Vukotic, 33, of Highland. The trio banded together in a marketing strategies class for […]
CPA firm Swartz, Retson and Co. serving the Region since 1919 Gregory Ward unearthed an intriguing mystery about Swartz, Retson and Co., an accounting firm that prides itself on numbers, figures and accuracy. Two years ago, the firm’s youngest partner began researching its history to determine its true age. For decades, the oldest accounting firm […]