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Business news covering smaller companies and the industry.

Pets at work? Despite risks, some employers dare to be worker-friendly

Indianapolis-based Young & Laramore’s “rocket” is one of several approaches to spur creativity and to retain and attract new talent. | Photo courtesy of Young & Laramore

November 23, 2016 - 11:55am

Women-owned businesses are growing, but still face challenges

Teresa Meares, chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners, is also president of DGG Uniform and Work Apparel in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo courtesy of NAWBO.

November 22, 2016 - 5:04pm

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

Chris Byers

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‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

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

Josh Williams

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Initiative to cultivate tech workers will place school teachers at tech firms

Robin Fleming, senior vice president of technology at Angie’s List, is among local tech leaders participating in the Teacher TechConnect initiative. “It’s about educating teachers as to ‘just what are the jobs out there?’” |  Photo by Frank Espich

November 9, 2016 - 2:52pm

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

Bert Lyles

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

John Turner

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Forecast: Indiana economy to outpace national growth rate

Vibrant sectors such as the life sciences should help the metro area outpace Indiana and perhaps the nation in the percentage of economic growth next year, according to an Indiana University forecast. | Photo by Robert K. Elder

November 3, 2016 - 11:33am

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