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Business Blaze Revisited: Abdul-Hakim Shabazz Video

Last month we relaunched Business Blaze with guest speaker Abdul-Hakim Shabazz. His discussion and Q&A session on the 2016 election and Indiana politics was insightful, candid and timely. In case you missed it, here is the full live video with a map to discussion highlights.   Video Map: 4:55 – Introduction of Stephan Kirk, Blaze […]


Leveraging Your Rainmakers Membership

Thanks to all of you who took the time to share feedback on our recent member survey. We asked the question “Why are you a Rainmakers Member?” and we received a variety of great responses. Reading the responses prompted me to write this blog post so that I might share some new ideas that you can leverage […]


Financial Adulting 101

Every generation is given a title: the greatest generation for our grandparents, the Baby Boomers; and the slacker generation for the Gen-Xers. Millennials have been given many titles, but the one that strikes me the most is the Boomerang Generation. The generation that finds themselves living back home with their parents all too often. Is […]


Write the Perfect B2B Cold Email

My friend is in a business development role at a marketing agency across town; she hates her life with a passion. She spends her entire day on the phone cold calling people. These people want no part of talking to my friend on the phone. I hate talking on the phone, so this is something […]


3 Easy Ways to Be Visible on LinkedIn

We host in-person networking events, because we believe that over time they create long lasting connections both personally and professionally. Realistically, though, you can’t physically be at every networking event. Enter social media: LinkedIn connects you with people when you can’t connect in person. Here are 3 ways to stay top-of-mind on LinkedIn. Share an Update: As […]

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Corporate Volunteerism – Why it’s worth it

Guest blog post by Kelly Tingle, Executive Director, Rotary Club of Indianapolis Volunteering can have a positive impact on your business. Sure, we all know it creates a bonding opportunity for teams and creates more engaged employees who stick around and decrease turnover, but consider three other reasons you should host company volunteer days. Increases Skills […]

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Serve More Project: Convoy of Hope

Guest post by Clint Seefeldt, Serve More Event Chair Our Serve More team had the opportunity to contribute to the Convoy of Hope event on June 25th. Taken from their website: “As a faith-based, nonprofit organization Convoy of Hope has helped more than 70 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, […]


Big Decision: Franchising or Licensing?

As your business grows there comes a point when you must consider whether or not to invest in more growth or stay as you are. But, those aren’t your only choices. Another option to consider is expansion through franchising or licensing – both are great ways to grow your business. But, how do you know which […]


3 Posts About Coachability

You’re chugging along in your work life and all of a sudden there’s a roadblock. You know what I’m talking about – it’s that instant you need help from someone outside of your computer (sorry Google).  You need need a guide…you need a coach.   To get to the next level of anything, people often turn […]

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Simple Answers for Business to Business Networking

Business to business networking, while simple in theory, has many moving parts. We can all agree that business to business networking online and in person increases our reach. When we do this correctly, we create new business through prospect interactions and strategic partnerships. However, the networking activities you engage in don’t always produce the results […]