month : 03/2017 14 results

Achieve work-life balance

How to stay productive without losing your cool By Erica Pierce   You know what they say: “Work hard, play hard.” What happens when you can’t quite manage to intertwine the two? Finding work-life balance can sometimes prove to be easier said than done. According to recent studies, the typical workday now lasts much longer than in ...

Indy Innovation

High Alpha works with other startups By Terri Horvath   In venture-capital lingo, alpha refers to the excess in a return delivered by a fund over a set benchmark. One Indianapolis startup confidently proclaims that objective in its name — High Alpha. The company focuses on finding high-tech ideas or existing entities and building ...

The best of both worlds

Small-town life near the Windy City By Ebony Chappel   Munster, the cool town with an even cooler name, boasts the best of both worlds. It’s small (population less than 25,000) and accessible, but it’s less than an hour from one of the best cities in the world. It has great schools, a booming business sector (both Pepsi and General ...

The art of failure

By Kelly Patrick Slone We’re taught from a young age that failure — that huge red “F” marked on our school papers, not being cast for a starring role in the school play or not qualifying for the starting lineup — should be avoided at all costs. Yet many successful entrepreneurs see experiencing failure — and learning lessons from ...

Five steps to successful succession planning

  The daunting task of succession planning will be well worth the effort when you watch your business flourish in the following generation. Here are SCORE’s top five succession planning tips:   Choose your successor It’s difficult to choose a successor for your own job. And, you don’t wake up one morning knowing that a ...

Succession planning 101

Put your business’s future in good hands By Keshia McEntire   Hanna Cho has accomplished a lot in her life. In addition to serving at the Indiana Assembly of God Korean Church that her husband pastored for more than 30 years and raising four successful children, she is the owner and professional seamstress at Joy Alterations on East ...

LGBT certification helps business

How the NGLCC is helping diverse firms find success By Keshia McEntire   Starting a business is a daunting task for most people, but some face additional obstacles when navigating the corporate world. The United States government has initiatives in place to help minority, women and veteran-owned businesses get supplier contracts with ...

Tips on managing family relationships in the workplace

  Combining family with business can be dicey, but it doesn’t have to be. A few ground rules can help make the workplace a positive environment for everyone:    Start with a job description. Whether you’re hiring for a new position or already have your relative onboard, you’re best served to create a job description that ...

InCycle offers full-body workout a unique blend of exercises

By Terri Horvath The aerobic workout of cycling merges with the physical and mental benefits of yoga at a three-year-old business in Carmel, where InCycle and the Yoga Studio combine to offer a unique blend of exercise. When InCycle owner Cathy Miller contemplated starting her new business, she found “no one was doing this combination of ...

5 tips for learning a new language

Foreign language skills in high demand By Victoria T. Davis   Communication, teamwork and problem solving skills make the list of the top 10 skills employers seek in prospective employees according to Forbes. While these skills may be typical, another skill set is in high demand and reports find most job seekers who possess this skill ...