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In a momentous event that resonates far beyond the city limits, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has just made history with the caucus election of its first black woman mayor, Sharon Tucker. The significance of this milestone cannot be overstated, not only for the residents of Fort Wayne but for the broader landscape of American politics. Mayor […]

Fort Wayne, Indiana, stands as a testament to the power of visionary leadership and community-driven initiatives. At the heart of this thriving city lies the SEED District (Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District), a vibrant hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and inclusivity. As we reflect on the legacy of Mayor Tom Henry, we are reminded of […]

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Entrepreneurs can access startup funding through a variety of sources, depending on their business idea, stage of development, and specific needs. Here are some common avenues for securing startup funding: When seeking startup funding, it’s essential to have a well-prepared business plan, a clear value proposition, a solid understanding of your market and competition, and […]

Serial entrepreneurship refers to a pattern in which an individual starts and operates multiple businesses over their career. These individuals, known as serial entrepreneurs, repeatedly engage in the process of conceptualizing, launching, growing, and eventually exiting businesses. Serial entrepreneurs are not content with just one venture; they have a tendency to continually seek out new […]

Female entrepreneurs face a range of challenges that can hinder their business success. While progress has been made in recent years, there are still several significant obstacles that disproportionately affect women in the entrepreneurial world. Some of these challenges include: Gender Bias and Stereotypes: Deep-seated gender biases and stereotypes can lead to unequal treatment, skepticism, […]

Co-working spaces have gained popularity as a modern way of working, offering several benefits to individuals and businesses alike. Here are some of the advantages of co-working spaces Co-working spaces provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional office spaces. They often offer flexible membership plans, allowing individuals or businesses to pay for the space they need […]

Area youth will be open for business to sell their goods and services at the Junior Achievement Young Entrepreneur Marketplace on Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm as part of the YLNI Farmer’s Market in downtown Fort Wayne. Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana is again providing this opportunity for school agedyouth through […]

by Steve Franks, Entrepreneurship Program Director, Believe In A Dream As the school year winds down, I am reflecting on the student entrepreneurs who are already building the economic future of our region—and the people helping them to do that. Because I work with students and teachers (as the Entrepreneurship Program Director at nonprofit Believe […]

By Aaron Robles, Founders Spark and Hypernova Starting a business is an experience like no other. From making time to do everything you have to do, figuring out some type of work/life balance, and the huge learning curve of developing new skills in marketing, legal, and more, it’s an extensive and exhausting pursuit. While this […]