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Tax cuts create reverse Robin Hood effect

By Larry Smith Small businesses — especially Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) — could use more help from the government at the local, state and federal levels. Firms that employ fewer than 500 people ...

Leadership roadblocks: can you break through?

By Thresette Briggs “That’s it. This team has too many issues and I’m tired of dealing with them.” Several years ago, I was assigned to coach an executive who made this statement during our third meeting. She was extremely frustrated ...

Tax-time tips for busy business owners

By Brittany Sabalza Tax time is here, and the stress of reconstructing a prior year’s financial picture has its deep holds on some unprepared business owners. Getting organized to file your taxes can be time consuming, confusing and exhausting ...

Make the most of networking events

By Tony Sanders   It’s a new year, and besides your goals to lose weight and save money, I’m sure growing your business and expanding your network is also on your list. As you plan to attend many of the great networking events around ...

Can the internet save us? A brief history of innovative communications

By Amy Stark What type of life do you think physicist Stephen W. Hawking would have experienced if he had lived in the 15th century? Do you think he would have been able to share his genius with the world in the 1600s? Imagine for a moment ...

The bottom line: How deep is your brand?

By Iris Cooper The red polo with your company logo looks great, and so do the business cards, but your sales manager (with the polo on) was drunk at the ballgame. The address on the building is missing a number, and the front door creaks. The ...

Find opportunities to take Indy into the future

By Lesley Gordon When I first applied for the Indianapolis Recorder scholarship for Opportunity Indianapolis, I was unsure if I was the intended audience. As someone who was born and raised in Indy, active in my community and a former city ...

How to set goals you can achieve

By Darrell Brown At the start of each new year, many of us plan our goals for the coming year. You remember: I will lose 20 pounds, I will start exercising four days a week, I will give up sweets, or I will plan a trip abroad. So how many people ...

Taking a business risk

By Wandini Dixon-Fyle It could all be so simple: Dare to do, not just to dream. Steve Jobs once mused that the quintessential thing that separates doers from dreamers is the mentality that “You’ve got to act, and you’ve got to be ...

The power play between ‘aggressive’ and ‘assertive’

By Emily D. Tisdale If you’re lucky, you’ve had the experience of working for a great boss. You know the one: She fostered a sense of teamwork. She held you accountable and made you believe in yourself at the same time. She appreciated ...