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Workshop explores why cash is king

MICHIGAN CITY | NW-ISBDC business advisor Gary Brownlee will present “Cash is King … How to make it work in your business!” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 23 at Ivy Tech Community College Michigan City Pejic Campus, 3714 Franklin St.

March 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Cold, snowy winter affecting many small businesses

Cold, snowy winter affecting many small businesses

This winter is one of the coldest and snowiest in history, and small businesses across the region are suffering from its effects.

March 01, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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Workshop details basics of business ownership

VALPARAISO | The Northwest ISBDC is presenting its Launch Your Own Business Workshop: A Sound and Proven Path from 6 to 8 p.m. March 13 at the Regional Development Co., 1757 Thornapple Circle.

February 27, 2014 7:00 am

Regional Development Co. expands into Illinois

VALPARAISO | Calumet Region businesses often have footprints on both sides of the state border, and now a regional economic development organization does too.

February 25, 2014 2:11 pm

Small business group to host annual awards breakfast

FLOSSMOOR | The South Suburban Small Business Association will hold its 12th annual Summit Awards breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at Idlewild Country Club, 19201 Dixie Highway.

February 10, 2014 6:00 am
Small businesses adding jobs in Illinois, Indiana

Small businesses adding jobs in Illinois, Indiana

Small businesses are hiring, and employment at smaller firms grew in Illinois and Indiana last month.

January 22, 2014 7:30 pm

Business feasibility workshop at new location in Portage

PORTAGE |  The Northwest ISBDC is offering its "Launch Your Own Business Workshop: A Sound and Proven Path" at a new location: Portage University Center, 6260 Central Ave.

January 18, 2014 1:53 pm

Seminar for Businesses in La Porte Area

LAPORTE | The Indiana Department of Revenue, in cooperation with the La Porte Chamber of Commerce, will hold a seminar for new and small business owners on Jan. 30, 2014.

January 17, 2014 5:38 pm

Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center adds adviser

The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center has added Joe Beckman as a business adviser.

January 15, 2014 2:14 pm
MARC CHASE: Mom-and-pop hobby business a beacon of economic survival

MARC CHASE: Mom-and-pop hobby business a beacon of economic survival

Anyone who's ever undertaken the operations of a small business knows the figurative land mines scattering the path to success.

December 25, 2013 10:35 pm Photos

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Google seminar helps businesses become digitally visible

MERRILLVILLE | About 97 percent of online consumers research products and services online before buying, but 58 percent of small businesses in Indiana don’t have functioning websites.

December 06, 2013 2:39 pm
Local businesses urge shoppers to think small for the holidays

Local businesses urge shoppers to think small for the holidays

Roy Krizek doesn't like the idea of spending Thanksgiving camped outside of a big box store.

December 01, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Coats, Google offer small business seminar

MERRILLVILLE | Representatives from Google will host a free tech workshop for Hoosier small businesses from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 at the Radisson Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave.

November 29, 2013 6:30 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Support small business, because they support you

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Support small business, because they support you

Saturday is Small Business Saturday. This is your opportunity to support the small business owners in your community. And just who are these small business owners?

November 24, 2013 12:00 am

Tallian honored for supporting small business

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, was honored as a "Small Business Champion" Monday by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

November 18, 2013 2:42 pm
YOUNG VOICES: Step outside franchises, support local businesses

YOUNG VOICES: Step outside franchises, support local businesses

As I head into my ninth month as a server at Tyler’s Tender Railroad Restaurant, I have begun to appreciate the quality of service that comes with a local business.

November 11, 2013 12:00 am

Portage native to advise businesses on state resources

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has tapped a Portage native to spread the word to Hoosier companies about state resources available to small businesses.

October 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Rep. Kelly to host Small Business Workshop on Nov. 6 in Riverdale

RIVERDALE | U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Matteson, will host a Small Business Workshop offering resource information for small businesses and entrepreneurs who want to start or expand a business within the 2nd Congressional District in Illinois, according to a news release.

October 29, 2013 5:45 pm

First crop of broker/developers certified

The first group completed a new broker/developer certification program that offers training on how to help 504 loan-eligible businesses get started up.

October 15, 2013 6:00 pm
SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Electronic Outlet Center, East Chicago

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Electronic Outlet Center, East Chicago

When Kevin Fuller and Sherman McLawhorn relocated their business, Devine Owens Electronics Recycling, they saw an opportunity to launch a new component with the addition of the Electronic Outlet Center.

September 21, 2013 11:33 am
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