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In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

John Annakin

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Email signature marketer Sigstr develops tool for employee engagement

Call-to-action messages at the bottom of emails a company sends to its employees can be used to build their enthusiasm for the company’s products and services. In turn, those employees are likely to become stronger brand advocates in their social media postings to friends and family, said Sigstr VP Dave Duke. | Photo courtesy of Sigstr

                            

February 9, 2017 - 3:03pm

24 Hour Dental to take bigger bite out of late-night care

24 Hour Dental care opened its second office last month at 8060 N. Shadeland Ave. and plans two more locations this year.  Photo by Chris O’Malley/Crain’s Indianapolis

January 26, 2017 - 2:05pm

Women business owners explain special set of challenges

Holly Tachovsky, CEO and co-founder of Austin-based BuildFax, believes that the quality of a company's idea and management team are more important than whether it is run by a woman. | Photo courtesy of BuildFax.

January 26, 2017 - 1:55pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Jeb Banner

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Do female-led businesses have more challenges in raising capital?

As a partner & co-founder of Foster City, Calif.-based Scale Venture Partners and the co-chair of the National Venture Capital Association Inclusion & Diversity Task Force, Kate Mitchell believes the venture capital industry needs to get practical about solutions to help women-led businesses connect with investors, and vice versa.|Photo courtesy of Scale Venture Partners.

 
January 16, 2017 - 11:59am

Indy fund manager elevating entrepreneurship across Indiana

Elevate Ventures in 2016 strengthened partnerships with communities such as South Bend, where it offered matching funds toward local efforts to boost an entrepreneurial infrastructure. | Photo by Chris O’Malley/Crain’s Indianapolis

January 11, 2017 - 7:43pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

D. Wayne Poole

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Billboard brouhaha becomes boon for Circle City Outdoor

One of Circle City Outdoor’s prime locations is this billboard pair at I-465 and Keystone Avenue. It will pick up 13 more billboards from competitors resulting from a Justice Department settlement. |  Photo by Chris O’Malley/Crain’s Indianapolis

January 5, 2017 - 1:03pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ashley Nell Tipton

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