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This article was originally published in the Tribune-Star on May 7, 2017. Hiring employees from various backgrounds, cultures and experiences leads to workplace diversity. The vast majority of employers view diversity as an investment toward establishing a stronger business foundation, and many benefits are associated with diversity. Managers and leaders must recognize the benefits and …
Main Street corridors and county lines no longer bound society. The geographic boundaries of business expand nationally and globally for many small businesses. With that expansion, communication is critical for their success. Various forms of communication include multiple forms of media as well as traditional, such as phone and mail. What you say and do …
Did you know that half of all businesses in Indiana are small businesses? These companies are the economic drivers of the local economy. Typically, these same companies employ fewer than 10 employees. If you scan the horizon of your community, you will see a variety of them in the following industry sectors: construction, transportation, service, retail, …
In January 2015, Purdue’s Community Development Educators were trained by Ohio State University to implement their comprehensive, award-winning Business Retention & Expansion program. Since then, a core team of these educators along with specialists from the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) has been working on customizing the curriculum to Indiana’s unique economic landscape and …