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jay-baer-bloomington-inMatt Hunckler

Why did Jay Baer move to build his business in Bloomington, Indiana?

I lived there for three years of my life. But I was still surprised when I heard that Jay moved his wife and kids more than 1,600 miles to make their home in Bloomington, Indiana. Don’t get me wrong, I love Bloomington. I mean, I started and sold my first real business in B-town. It’s […]

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Jayson Manship

Product vs Payment: a $200,000 Lesson in Self-Funding

Like most IndyMade startup founders my business partner, Matt Turow, and I are focused on creating a product and scaling it. Our problem is that we keep getting in our own way. And we have the scars to prove it.

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small business expenses memeTim Hickle

Reducing Small Business Expenses: 3 Startup Expenses That Pay For Themselves

Startup founders are always looking for a creative way to reduce small business expenses. And to some, it may even seem almost pathological.  “You ride your bike 10 miles to the office every day, Tim! Are you training for a triathlon or something?” …nope. Just reducing small business expenses.  “Why is this proposal printed on […]

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BizDecisionMakingThe YEC

Where 11 Leaders Turn to Boost Business Decision Making Prowess

We make hundreds of little decisions every day. Wear the black shoes, not the brown ones. Salad for lunch. Turn left. We don’t often doubt our own judgment in these situations. There isn’t much at stake, after all. But when we run up against big business decisions that come with serious implications, something changes. We become […]

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How to Use Open Book Management to Drive Bottom-up Success

 A company performs best when its people see themselves as partners in the business rather than as hired hands. -John Case, Inc. Magazine “Why is it that when private companies share their business data, everyone freaks out?” Scott Hill, Co-founder and CEO of PERQ, said as we examined the performance metrics plastered on a wall next to […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

The Art of the Ask

            Everyone knows that one person that has the “it” factor. They hustle, they convince, and they close. And whether they’re raising a round for their startup or making a sale, perfecting the art of the ask is the closer’s surest path to success. So, what do we know about the […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

Entrepreneur Education

Entrepreneurial Education It’s exciting to see new entrepreneurship programs popping up at more and more Universities these days. Undergrads are increasingly well equipped to start up or contribute to small entrepreneurial teams, thanks in part to our growing domestic and international focus on technology entrepreneurship at the institutional and cultural levels. At the same time, there […]

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Alec Synnestvedt

Announcing more Companies to Pitch and Exhibit at Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase is shaping up to be a fantastic event! On July 11th, 60+ fundable companies of varying stages will share their story in the Dallara Indycar Factory exhibit hall and give their 60-second pitch for a chance to win $60K in cash and services. Attendees get a chance to see the pitches, tour […]

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Indianapolis_Startup_communityMatt Hunckler

How Indianapolis Is Mapping Their Startup Ecosystem

Have you ever needed to hire a developer or a designer? Or how about a funding source for a new venture? Yeah, me too. We all need something at one time or another and it isn’t always simple to pull the pieces together. But with new tools and resources, connecting and navigating those waters is […]

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