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

Jen Handley

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

Rebecca Reott

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After the bubble: Indiana oil production falls for second year

This downstate oil well is one of several investments by Midwest Energy Partners, which must work harder to find investors following the downturn in oil prices. | Photo courtesy of Steven Meyer/Midwest Energy

 

March 2, 2017 - 2:12pm

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

Jennifer Odess

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Measuring up: Schmidt Associates goes extra mile in hiring, onboarding

 

Sarah Hempstead, principal of Schmidt Associates, meets with recent hire The Phan. Schmidt is among a growing number of firms using measures such as predictive personality tests and formal onboarding programs to help ensure new hires are successful. | Photo by David Shank

February 18, 2017 - 10:11am

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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Forensic accountant uncooks company books

Tiffany Couch, CPA/CFF, CFE, is a Washington-based forensic accountant who has spent the last 12 years operating as a “sleuth with an adding machine.” | Photo courtesy of Tiffany Couch.

February 12, 2017 - 6:16pm

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

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