SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative to Help Growing Entrepreneurs Opens for 2021 Recruitment

(UNDATED) – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced the launch of the 2021 Emerging Leaders initiative for executives of small businesses poised for growth in underserved markets….

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TechPoint Adds ‘Pandemic Pivot of the Year’ Category to 2021 Mira Awards

(INDIANAPOLIS) – TechPoint is adding a new category to its annual Mira Awards. The “Pandemic Pivot of the Year” award, recognizes exceptional efforts by tech…

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Indiana Owners Expecting Better Business Conditions Declined 24 Points

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index declined 5.5 points in December to 95.9, falling below the average Index value since 1973 of 98. Nine of the…

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SBA Launches New, Free Online Digital Learning Platform

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza, today announced the launch of Ascent, a first-of-its-kind, free digital e-learning platform geared to help women entrepreneurs…

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Taking Care of Main Street Grant Opens for Second Round

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs today launched the second round of Taking Care of Main Street, a…

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State Funding Available to Help Small Businesses with Growth Improvement Projects

(UNDATED) – The Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) today announced applications are open for the Indiana Technical Assistance Program (INTAP) through Feb. 15, 2021. This statewide initiative connects…

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GM Unveiled New Logo

(UNDATED) – General Motors unveiled a new logo Friday that the company says symbolizes its shift toward electric vehicles. The now-lowercase letter M, for example,…

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Indiana Small Business Employers Report Hiring or Trying to Hire

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Small business job growth continued in December, but the gains remain uneven as certain sectors of the economy are slowing due to state-mandated business…

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SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week…

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2020: Businesses Plan Record Number of New Hoosier Jobs Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

(INDIANAPOLIS) – Today, Governor Eric Holcomb announced the end of a fourth consecutive, record-breaking year for economic development in Indiana, with the Indiana Economic Development…

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