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Plan your work, work your plan

Staff Report   The phrase, “proper preparation prevents poor performance” is more than just a cliche. Going into a new year can be an exciting yet anxiety-ridden time for business owners and professionals — especially those looking ...

A stogie for all scenarios

How to recommend cigars to others By Sal Domingo, Famous Smoke Shop   As a “share and share alike” kind of guy, it’s always been important to me to help point cigar smokers new and old in the right direction. Cigar tastes are ...

Better together: Inclusivity training can benefit all employees

By Keshia McEntire   Training in inclusivity and diversity has been common in most American workplaces since the late 1900s. Today, almost all Fortune 500 companies and about half of midsize businesses require diversity training. When ...

Mixing business with pleasure: How to navigate fraternization in the workplace

  By Keshia McEntire   Most people want to have positive interactions with their coworkers, but what happens when professional relationships become more than friendly? Many experts see dating coworkers as flirting with trouble. ...

Suds up! Hoosier-owned soap company brings something new to the industry

  By Ebony Chappel   When most people run out of soap, they head over to Target or another retailer to replenish their stash. The last time brothers Mohammed M. Mahdi, Mohammed A. Mahdi and their roommate Anthony Duncan found ...

What’s your side hustle?

More Americans are embracing entrepreneurship when extra cash is needed By Keshia McEntire   When Michelle Calbert’s son was accepted into a prestigious private college to study engineering, she was not going to allow any barriers to ...

What’s your vision? You may want to check your board

  By Glendal Jones You may have heard of them and why some business owners wouldn’t go without them: Vision boards are a relatively new craze for people interested in goal setting, and for many, they really do work. Just ask India Gary, ...

Social media promotion pays off

For some, internet interactions make a big difference By Miranda Miller   Starting your own business? Promoting it via social media is a great way to spread the word and attract customers, but with so many sites and apps available, ...

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 ...