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Shopping and Productivity

Let’s get right down to it: living inexpensively is about optimization. Whether you’re saving money through coupon clipping, reusing items to reduce your spending, or finding ways to have fun without breaking your budget, the “frugalistas” of the world are kindred spirits with those of us who are productivity experts. We’re all looking for ways […]

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Business Blaze Revisited: Just Pop In! Popcorn Company

When I meet people with electric personalities early in the morning, I get shocked, but in a good way. That’s how I felt when I met Carly and Mandy at January’s Business Blaze. Some would say they were ecstatic to be speaking at our event, but after meeting them I’d argue they’re energized with positivity wherever they are. […]

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Asking for More Productivity

Between employees and employers, the conversation about productivity is often delicate. If a boss suggests that more output is needed, it may seem like they are accusing workers of slacking off. If an individual seeks to be more efficient, they may be branded as a complainer who thinks that the company doesn’t given them the […]

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Use Your Expertise to Change the World

I have been lucky enough to work in the nonprofit arena for nearly 20 years. Through the organizations I’ve worked for, I’ve helped find forever homes for pets, lead youth toward graduation day and give tools to those who are disabled to lead full, independent lives. With all that being accomplished, one of the most […]

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What You Missed at ConnectTech Last Month

Last month’s ConnectTech TechForward event featured a panel discussion on tech trends. Moderated by Gerry Dick, the panel consisted of local business influencers Jen Handley, Co-creator of Fizziology; John Wechsler, Founder of Launch Fishers; and Santiago Jaramillo, Founder and CEO of Emplify.  The discussion spanned a number of topics including the state of co-working in Indiana, […]

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Meet the Newest Rainmakers!

Let’s welcome our newest members! How can we help you? The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana Natalia Blondet http://mustardseedindy.org/ Paychex Payroll Services Holden Crossland http://www.paychex.com/ Certell Fred Fransen http://www.certell.org/ State Farm Kelly Griffis https://www.statefarm.com/ Million & Company P.C. Timothy Higgins http://www.millionco.com/ Severns & Howard Anna Howard http://severns.com/ Law Office of Alan Kovalsky Alan Kovalsky http://www.kovalskylaw.net/ […]

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Why the People Who Don’t Know You Matter Most

On a classic episode of Conan O’Brien’s self-titled TV show, the wildly famous entertainer had an impromptu conversation with several young women from South Korea. The basis of the joke was that the girls had no idea who he was. To western audiences, this, of course, seems impossible. All of us could have a similar […]

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How to Survive a Job Change

A shake up in your employment situation like getting laid off, changing companies or switching careers can be a stressful and scary event. So many questions surface. What are you going to do next? Where do you begin to find a new job? Is this even the field you want to work in? How are […]

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Top 5 Factors in Selecting a Partnership

No matter the size of your business nor the scope of your industry, you can’t do it all by yourself. We all need help to find success. We all benefit from the advice, support and feedback of others. That’s why partnerships are essential to any business. But how do you go about building a strategic […]

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Writing a Manifesto

Manifesto (manəˈfestō) noun: a written statement declaring publicly the intentions, motives, or views of an individual, group, or political party. “…Or political party.” Eeeek. No politics here. We have enough of that going on in the news. But, it is true, when I hear the word “manifesto” I do traditionally think of politicians, thought leaders, […]