This Week in Entrepreneurship – January 29, 2018


Follow along with an aspiring entrepreneur as she develops a business plan

Read “My Entrepreneurship Journey with Chelsea Thompson” in our blog today. Chelsea is Living Fort Wayne’s new assistant editor and an aspiring entrepreneur. Read along with her as networks with the area’s entrepreneurship resources as she develops a business plan for The Story Café.

Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner interested in participating in our popular “Entrepreneurship Spotlight” survey? Visit our Entrepreneurship Spotlight page for more information about how to submit your information. Each week there is space available right here to display your tips and advice to other small business owners in the area. Click here for a complete listing of past spotlights.

Last Week at 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne

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1 Million Cups is an event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Fort Wayne. The events occur almost every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at Sweetwater. Visit their website for more information.

Last week’s presenter was Leesa Ackermann of Advocated Healthcare LLC.

Notes from Around the Region

News Resources from Input Fort Wayne

Input Fort Wayne ( is a news resource that has a “mission is to ignite passion and inspire innovation in northeast Indiana by highlighting bold startups, places, projects, and ideas.” Below are select entrepreneurship and small business-related pieces from Input. New pieces on a variety of topics are being released weekly. Subscribe to their weekly newsletter to have content delivered straight to your inbox.

Upcoming Events

1 Million Cups Fort Wayne

  • Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM)

Upcoming presenters:

How to Land and Become a Great Mentor (Webinar)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Biggest HR Mistakes Small Businesses Make (and How to Fix Them) (Webinar) 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Help Fort Wayne Brand the New SEED District

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

eCom18 – eCommerce and Logistics Conference

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Generate Sales on Autopilot with Pre-Recorded Webinars (Webinar)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Create a Winning Customer Experience (Webinar)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Transform Your Business and Your Life Using Freelancers (Webinar)

Thursday, February 15, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn

Monday, February 19, 2018

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

5 Tips to Make Your Restaurant’s Social Media Appetizing (Webinar)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

SCORE Chapter 50 Lean Canvas/Idea Evaluation Workshop

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

5:00 PM

5 Shortcuts to Small Business Success

Thursday, February 22, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

How the New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Impacts Your Small Business

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Launching Your Own Business – A Sound and Proven Path

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

ESB -Encourage Small Business Symposium 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

4:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Ideas@work Event Series

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

National Small Business Week

Sunday, April 29 – Saturday, May 5, 2018

IPFW Entrepreneur and Small Business Internship and Co-op Survey

IPFW is collecting data ahead of a potential workshop or series of workshops geared towards small businesses and start-up companies. One particular session may focus on how to hire interns for the first time.

Please see the anonymous and confidential survey below to give feedback on your needs as a business-owner in this particular subject area (and others).

Submit Your Entrepreneurship Events and Announcements

Do you have an event coming up? Submit your details to our Living Fort Wayne calendar here, which is part of the Current Fort Wayne network of calendars. All other announcements may be directed to

Tim Zink

Author: Tim Zink

Director-at-Large of Living Fort Wayne since July 2017. Contributor to Living Fort Wayne since April 2014. @twzink

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