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This Week in Entrepreneurship – February 12, 2018

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – February 12, 2018

  ICYMI – In last week’s “Entrepreneurship Spotlight,” we caught up with Proper Pastry’s Anna Roudebush. Proper Pastry is located in Roanoke – just a short drive from southwest Fort Wayne. Roudebush is a classically-trained chef who specializes in all-natural wedding cakes, all occasion cakes, macarons, artisan breads and other handcrafted pastries. Read more in today’s Entrepreneurship Spotlight. 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. ICYMI – New entrepreneurship podcast launches Down the River, a podcast about Fort Wayne entrepreneurs, influencers and motivators, premiered on February 1. The first episode features Ben Jackson and Paris McFarthing, co-founders of the new Hop River Brewing Company. Follow Down the River on the following platforms: Facebook – @Downtheriverpodcast Twitter – @DownTheRiverPod Soundcloud – Down the River Previously at 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne 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. The presenter for January 31 was Lisa Mungovan of Mungovan HR Consulting. Go here to view a Facebook video recording of this presentation. Notes from Around the Region News Resources from Input Fort Wayne Input Fort Wayne (inputfortwayne.com) 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. Fort Wayne SOUP – Connecting people, ideas, and funding for impactful change Upcoming Event Highlights 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM) Upcoming presenters: February 14 – TBD – Held at the Summit February 21 – Heather Schoegler, Augustus Advisors – At Sweetwater Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn Monday, February 19, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM SCORE Chapter 50 Lean Canvas/Idea Evaluation Workshop Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:00 PM 2nd Annual Midwest’s Largest Construction WorldExpo – Commercial & Residential Wednesday, February 21 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:00 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 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 Coders+=Beer Thursday, March 5, 2018 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Women in Business Retreat Launching Your Own Business – A Sound and Proven Path Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Ideas@work Event Series Tuesday, April 17, 2018 National Small Business Week Sunday, April 29 – Saturday, May 5, 2018 Other...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – February 5, 2018

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – February 5, 2018

In this week’s “Entrepreneurship Spotlight,” we catch up with Proper Pastry’s Anna Roudebush. Proper Pastry is located in Roanoke – just a short drive from southwest Fort Wayne. Roudebush is a classically-trained chef who specializes in all-natural wedding cakes, all occasion cakes, macarons, artisan breads and other handcrafted pastries. Read more in today’s Entrepreneurship Spotlight. 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. New entrepreneurship podcast launches Down the River, a podcast about Fort Wayne entrepreneurs, influencers and motivators, premiered last Thursday. The first episode features Ben Jackson and Paris McFarthing, co-founders of the new Hop River Brewing Company. Follow Down the River on the following platforms: Facebook – @Downtheriverpodcast Twitter – @DownTheRiverPod Soundcloud – Down the River Last week at 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne 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 Lisa Mungovan of Mungovan HR Consulting. Go here to view a Facebook video recording of this presentation. Notes from Around the Region News Resources from Input Fort Wayne Input Fort Wayne (inputfortwayne.com) 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. Shared kitchen cooks up new food ventures Downtown lifestyle leads to less waste Upcoming Event Highlights 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM) Upcoming presenters: February 7 – No 1 Million Cups Meeting February 14 – TBD – Held at the Summit February 21 – Heather Schoegler, Augustus Advisors – At Sweetwater eCom18 – eCommerce and Logistics Conference Wednesday, February 7, 2018 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Founders + Coffee Thursday, February 8, 2018 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Learning Lunch Friday, February 9, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM     Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn Monday, February 19, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM   SCORE Chapter 50 Lean Canvas/Idea Evaluation Workshop Tuesday, February 20, 2018 5:00 PM 2nd Annual Midwest’s Largest Construction WorldExpo – Commercial & Residential Wednesday, February 21 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:30 AM – 4:00 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 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 Coders+=Beer Thursday, March 5, 2018 5:00 PM – 7:30...

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First Fridays: Experience Networking in a New Way

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First Fridays: Experience Networking in a New Way

First Fridays is a place where people can network, learn and grow. When Jere Johnson moved to Fort Wayne from Chicago, he was looking for an uplifting and energetic community. Brothers Jere and Jim Johnson launched First Fridays to create a space where people could come together to learn more about our region and about each other. “We want to create a meeting forum where members can grow as individuals and where they can network and really primarily focus on Northeast Indiana,” Jim said, “because that’s where we are and we think there’s a lot of great things that go on here and a lot of great things that people maybe don’t even know about.” First Fridays is hosted at Indiana Wesleyan University on, you guessed it, the first Friday of each month. Different speakers are featured at each gathering to take on a variety of leadership topics like conflict, collaboration, entrepreneurship, etc. Each session, attendees will come away will a better understanding of leadership in Northeast Indiana. How it all started: Jim told Living Fort Wayne that the idea for First Fridays was inspired by the 2017 Global Leadership Summit (GLS). GLS is a leadership conference broadcast world-wide from Willow Creek Church in Chicago, which, much like First Fridays, invites a variety of speakers to discuss what effective leadership looks like. Their first conversation about bringing a regional leadership forum to life transpired on the second day of the GLS. They sat down over some “very expensive Coliseum hamburgers” and at the end of their discussion decided the goal for this programs was to,“have a purpose to come together that’s beyond networking, but networking happens within the context.” Once the idea came to head, the brothers were eager to move their plan into actions. Jim told Living Fort Wayne he and his brother covered his office with large Post-it notes, mapping out their vision for First Fridays. Recalling wisdom he learned from another influential leader, Author Tony Robbins, Jim said, “if you’ve got a great idea when you’re working on something don’t try to make it perfect, get out there and take massive action on it and you’ll see success.” Incidentally, the brothers only planned to host First Fridays for a season and evaluate the need to continue or adjust. “We’ve already had people saying, ‘well you’re going to do this again next year aren’t you?’” Now there is no stopping this momentum, the First Fridays team already has several speakers lined up for 2019 and are continuing to build upon their vision. Why you should go: The First Fridays team has successfully created an environment where talking to people is easy. “I’ll talk to anybody about anything, I’m not shy. Both my brother and I are like that…we’re very comfortable meeting people. There’s a lot of people maybe who hold back on wanting to go to a networking event because they just don’t know what to say. I don’t know what it is about this event, but you’ll talk to people you’ll meet people.” If networking is a scary word for you like it was for me, check out Jim’s blog on how to have an anxiety free and rewarding networking experience. Take it from a 22-year-old who attended First Fridays as an intern, this is a place...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – January 29, 2018

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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 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 (inputfortwayne.com) 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. Sustainable agriculture grows opportunities in Northeast Indiana Water cart entrepreneur makes a splash with the pros A startup community starts with entrepreneurs Upcoming Events 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM) Upcoming presenters: January 31 – Lisa Mungovan, Mungovan HR Consulting February 21 – Heather Schoegler, Augustus Advisors 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 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,...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – January 22, 2018

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – January 22, 2018

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 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 Brett Meyer, Donation Spring. Notes from Around the Region News Resources from Input Fort Wayne Input Fort Wayne (inputfortwayne.com) 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. Feeding success: Restaurateur invests in Fort Wayne’s future Training the next generation of entrepreneurs Upcoming Events 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays (9:00 AM – 10:00 AM) Upcoming presenters: January 24 – To be announced Digital Marketing Trends in 2018 (Webinar) Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM SCORE Chapter 50 – Intro to Business Workshop 1/23/18 Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:00 PM Launching Your Own Business – A Sound and Proven Path Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Congressman Banks SBA Event – Subcontractor Agency Expo Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Uncover Untapped Revenue in Your Business (Webinar) Thursday, January 25, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 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 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...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 01/15/18

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 01/15/18

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 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 The Happiness Project, LLC. Notes from Around the Region News Resources from Input Fort Wayne Input Fort Wayne (inputfortwayne.com) launched last Wednesday. This news resource 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. Input Fort Wayne launches Artlink’s 212 connects emerging entrepreneurs with resources, mentorship Dreaming big: GE project puts Fort Wayne in national project Delightfuls: New organic deli, tea shop graces Calhoun Street Upcoming Events 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays Upcoming presenters: January 17 – Brett Meyer, Donation Spring 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pitch Strong – A Workshop Geared to Help You Pitch to Investors Tuesday, January 16, 2018 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM The Fundamentals of Selling B2B (Webinar) Tuesday, January 16, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Marketing to the Federal Government (Online) Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Is Your Workplace Safe? (Webinar) Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Digital Marketing Trends in 2018 (Webinar) Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM SCORE Chapter 50 – Intro to Business Workshop 1/23/18 Tuesday, January 23, 2018 5:00 PM Launching Your Own Business – A Sound and Proven Path Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Congressman Banks SBA Event – Subcontractor Agency Expo Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Uncover Untapped Revenue in Your Business (Webinar) Thursday, January 25, 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 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 Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn Monday, February 19, 2018 5:00 PM – 8:00 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 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...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 01/08/18

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 01/08/18

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 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 Josh Garno Computer Graphics. Notes from Around the Region Community Resource +1 Entrepreneurship Interviews by Steve Franks “+1 Entrepreneur Interviews celebrate Fort Wayne area entrepreneurs who deserve an upvote. This post celebrates Cartt, a fast-growing on demand delivery service headquartered in Fort Wayne.” Dylan Belcher, Justin Davis and Seth Lugibihl of Cartt Upcoming Events 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays Upcoming presenters: January 10 – TBD January 17 – Brett Meyer, Donation Spring 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Learn about SBA 8(a) Certification (Online) Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Easy Tax Planning and Organizing for Small Businesses (Webinar) Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Business Start-Up 101 (Online) Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Tips for Getting High Paying Clients (Webinar) Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Young Entrepreneurs Meetup – Believe In Your Business Community Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Fundamentals of Selling B2B (Webinar) Tuesday, January 16, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Marketing to the Federal Government (Online) Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Is Your Workplace Safe? (Webinar) Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Digital Marketing Trends in 2018 (Webinar) Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Uncover Untapped Revenue in Your Business (Webinar) Thursday, January 25, 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 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 ESB -Encourage Small Business Symposium 2018 Wednesday, February 28, 2018 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM Ideas@work Event Series Tuesday, April 17, 2018 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...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 01/02/18

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 01/02/18

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 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. There was no 1MC presenter for last week. The presenter for December 20, 2017 was Erik Magner, Meister Cook LLC Notes from Around the Region Community Resources Launch Women Business Builder Program is seeking applicants for pilot cohort From Women’s Economic Opportunity Center FAQ Sheet Women-owned businesses in Indiana are under-represented—lack of access to capital, entrepreneurial tools, mentoring, and resources. Most women-owned businesses remain a solopreneur. That’s perfectly fine for some. For female founders demanding more, we offer Launch Women Business Builder. Upcoming Events 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays Upcoming presenters: January 3 – Josh Garno Computer Graphics January 10 – TBD January 17 – Brett Meyer, Donation Spring 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM First Fridays Leadership Forum – Karl LaPan, NIIC Friday, January 5, 2018 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Learn about SBA 8(a) Certification (Online) Tuesday, January 9, 2018 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Easy Tax Planning and Organizing for Small Businesses (Webinar) Tuesday, January 9, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Business Start-Up 101 (Online) Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Tips for Getting High Paying Clients (Webinar) Thursday, January 11, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Young Entrepreneurs Meetup – Believe In Your Business Community Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM The Fundamentals of Selling B2B (Webinar) Tuesday, January 16, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Marketing to the Federal Government (Online) Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Is Your Workplace Safe? (Webinar) Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Digital Marketing Trends in 2018 (Webinar) Tuesday, January 23, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Uncover Untapped Revenue in Your Business (Webinar) Thursday, January 25, 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 Generate Sales on Autopilot with Pre-Recorded Webinars (Webinar) Thursday, February 8, 2018 1:00 PM – 2:00 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   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 new Current Fort Wayne network of calendars. All other announcements may be directed to...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 12/26/17

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 12/26/17

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. New Q&As will go up weekly at the top of “This Week in Entrepreneurship” as they come in. Click here for a complete listing of past spotlights. Last Week at 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne 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 every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at Sweetwater. Check out their website for more information and to learn about more area entrepreneurs. Last week’s presenter was Erik Magner, Meister Cook LLC Notes from Around the Region Upcoming Events 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays Upcoming presenters: January 3 – Brett Meyer, Donation Spring 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM First Fridays Leadership Forum – Karl LaPan, NIIC Friday, January 5, 2018 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Young Entrepreneurs Meetup – Believe In Your Business Community Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 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 Community Resources Medium – +1 Entrepreneur Interview: Reactiv Social (with Steve Franks) News Releases Young entrepreneur launches tax service business Just Esthetic Services launches in Leo-Cedarville 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 new Current Fort Wayne network of calendars. All other announcements may be directed to...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 12/19/17

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This Week in Entrepreneurship – 12/19/17

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. New Q&As will go up weekly at the top of “This Week in Entrepreneurship” as they come in. Click here for a complete listing of past spotlights. Last Week at 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne 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 every Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at Sweetwater. Check out their website for more information and to learn about more area entrepreneurs. Last week’s presentation was a coaches roundtable.  Notes from Around the Region Upcoming Events 1 Million Cups Fort Wayne Recurs weekly on most Wednesdays Upcoming presenters: December 20 – Erik Magner, Meister Cook LLC January 3 – Brett Meyer, Donation Spring 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM SCORE – Finding the Money Workshop Tuesday, December 19, 2017 5:00 PM Strengthening Professional Communications Skills Workshop Series Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Young Entrepreneurs Meetup – Believe In Your Business Community Saturday, January 13, 2018 2:00 PM – 5:00 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 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 new Current Fort Wayne network of calendars. All other announcements may be directed to...

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