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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Modern Family Business

Staff Report   Over a decade ago, Crystal and Noell Allen took a chance on themselves by agreeing to be partners, not only in title, but in business as well. As Black women, who also happen to be members of the LGBT community, their ...

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 ...

Neighborhoods adapt to immigrants

These Indiana cities are creating vibrant cultural communities By Benjamin Cooley   Over the past two decades, Indiana has evolved into a multicultural haven for immigrants and refugees. More recently, the American Community Survey ...

Immigrant business stereotypes

Why are so many nail salons Asian-owned? By Miranda Miller The problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete.” — Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   Have you ever wondered why ...

Holding down the manufacturing fort

Manufacturing seems to be a popular sector for Indiana immigrants, but why? By Benjamin Cooley Indiana has long been known as a powerhouse in manufacturing, but recent gains in the industry have instilled even more confidence. According to the ...

Seeking help: Resources abundant for potential immigrant business owners

  Victoria T. Davis Language barriers and other cultural differences can turn creating a business plan into a nightmare for Indiana immigrants. Even those who have a solid plan can easily lose confidence if they can’t locate resources ...