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By Leslee Hill, Director, WEOC Women’s Business Center (WBC) at NIIC Since 2007, the number of women-owned firms has grown at five times the national average, with 1,072 new women-owned […]

Life as a founder can be a lonely place. But what if it wasn’t? What if you had an established local businessperson in your corner? Someone who could share ideas, […]

SEED Fort Wayne and IFF Hosting CDFI Event Fort Wayne, Indiana – The City of Fort Wayne’s Summit City Entrepreneur & Enterprise District (SEED)will host the first Community Development Financial […]

By Jeffrey Moore, Chapter Chair, SCORE Northeast Indiana SCORE is a not-for-profit organization, partially funded by the SBA, that assists small business owners start and /or grow their businesses. SCORE […]

What: A Fuse NEI networking event for the entrepreneurial community focused on financial resources. Light refreshments will be provided. When: Thursday, March 16, 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Where: The Dream Center, […]

Isaac Fincher, 29, and his siblings are proud products the city’s South side. They went to Prince Chapman Academy, then to South Side High School. “We grew up in the […]

The phrase flipping a house doesn’t speak to the artist in Sergio Perez De Leon, owner of Leon Properties Enterprise, a business that buys, renovates, and sells homes in Fort […]

Homemade pie. If that brings to mind tempting smells and mouthwatering taste, you’re not alone. “Because pie is meant to be shared,” as the tagline for Bakerson Pie Co. says. […]

During General Motor’s shutdown due to COVID-19, Janice Hodges of Fort Wayne came to a life-altering conclusion. “I thought: There has to be more to life than this,” she says. […]

Stephanie Ruiz grew up in a large Latino family in California. On holidays, the women in her family would spend hours together in the kitchen, making tamales. “I loved it […]