Small Business


Family peanut-butter venture sees sales take off

August 9, 2014
B. Happy Peanut Butter is a hit at the summer market—and then some. Available at more than a dozen retail outlets in central Indiana, its seven varieties of hand-packed PB could produce sales of $100,000 this year.More.

Hendricks County pitching motorsports skill, expertise to medical manufacturers

August 16, 2014
Hendricks County finds pay dirt pitching skills of racing industry to medical device manufacturers.More.

Will a new app disrupt snow, lawn-care businesses?

August 9, 2014
Starting this month, Indianapolis area residents and business owners can order up lawn mowing and snow plowing services through an app.More.

Startup objects to IndyGo's no-bid deal with rival

August 2, 2014
An Indianapolis software startup that hopes to win contracts from public-transit agencies across the country is protesting a no-bid deal by IndyGo.More.

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Veteran private investigator steps up cyber sleuthingRestricted Content

Overbearing spouses, disgruntled employees and corporate moles have a wide new path for spying, considering that nine in 10 adults own mobile phones. Aiding the hackers is protective software that’s thin at best.More.

Indiana office to promote startups, small business

Gov. Mike Pence has created the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship that he says will focus on consulting, specialty programming, and integrating universities, private businesses and government agencies.More.

WOJTOWICZ: Lots to consider when weighing mortgage payoff

You certainly don’t want to keep paying a mortgage if it restricts your business in other areas. But you don’t want to cough up too much at once and have the same effect.More.

Marketer SmallBox helping clients improve their culturesRestricted Content

In mid-2011, the staff of local Web marketing firm SmallBox began a period of self-reflection that allowed the team to identify its “North Star,” the purpose, mission and vision that keeps a company headed in the right direction. It's now spreading the word.More.

Market owner: "Look into the future"Restricted Content

Georgetown Market has stayed in the health food game since 1973, in part because of owner Rick Montieth's ability to see down the road.More.

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  1. Calumet Specialty takes loss after refinery slowdown

  2. Finance company cutting 170 jobs in Evansville

  3. Baldwin & Lyons' profit surges on big investment gains

  4. ITT Educational scrutiny spreads to college’s lenders

  5. Hospital services center to hire up to 320 workers

  6. NCAA grants more power to five biggest conferences

  7. Pennsylvania, NCAA seek time for talks in Penn State suit

  8. Local Goodwill boss McClelland set to retire in mid-2015

  9. Mike's Carwash splitting into two companies

  10. Boost for vets' health: Obama signs new law

  11. Delayed Sugar Creek food plant may operate by next summer

  12. State agency says it lacks adoption subsidy money

  13. Report: Indiana consumer spending rebounds from recession

  14. U.S. worker productivity recovers after steep fall

  15. NCAA decision paves way for more aid to athletes

  16. State needs better water management, report says

  17. UPDATE: Cool summer sets hopes for record harvest

  18. IUPUI plans to build $45 million residence hall

  19. Judge rules that NCAA ban on student-player pay is illegal

  20. IMS should change to accommodate its fans

  21. Praise for dedication

  22. New judicial center would set off an office exodus downtown

  23. NFP of NOTE: RecycleForce

  24. LOPRESTI: Schumacher has stories to tell after 57 years with Indians

  25. New Simon VC arm making bets on retail technology

  26. DINING: State Fair finds

  27. $500M Indy justice center relies on novel funding

  28. Steak n Shake bringing menu fixtures to the freezer aisle

  29. MORRIS: Ignore 55+ demo? Big mistake! Big! Huge!

  30. Indy startup has rare disease in its sights

  31. Building spree reshaping Broad Ripple Village

  32. Will a new app disrupt snow, lawn-care businesses?

  33. Family peanut-butter venture sees sales take off

  34. Tag Heuer signs sponsorship with IndyCar, Speedway

  35. JOSEPH: Small businesses must grow up

  36. KENNEDY: Indianapolis needs a commuter tax

  37. EDITORIAL: Covanta deal raises red flags

  38. Records - Aug. 11, 2014

  39. People in the news - Aug. 11, 2014

  40. Indianapolis Opera hires Stolen to help assess future

  41. Monroe County alters ordinance that sparked I-69 suit

  42. NCAA says it will appeal player-compensation court ruling

  43. IU schools tackle new marketing strategies

  44. Experts: Political move could help NCAA avoid more court woes

  45. Byproducts big business for Morgan County grain mill

  46. Local CBS affiliate moving from WISH to WTTV

  47. Company news

  48. Browning/Duke building huge Plainfield distribution facility

  49. Buckingham reignites plan for Lantern Commons project

  50. Lagging on jobs, earplug maker agrees to cancel tax breaks

  51. CBS affiliation switch means major changes at WTTV

  52. Purdue rolls out 3-year plan for communications majors

  53. Cuts, price hikes fuel IU Health's quarterly profit

  54. Groups want Indianapolis utility to test water

  55. CIB to provide $5M for natatorium maintenance

  56. NCAA seeks clarification from court in O'Bannon ruling

  57. Ivy Tech to ask state lawmakers for more cash

  58. Star reducing staff ahead of headquarters relocation

  59. Nearly 700,000 Indiana voter registrations 'inactive'

  60. Noble Roman's dough rises with higher profit, revenue

  61. Sales/acquisitions

  62. Construction

  63. Leases/leasing contracts

  64. Revitalization plan brings new homes to Crown Hill area

  65. U.S. Postal Service suffers $2 billion quarterly loss

  66. Kite shares start trading under 1-for-4 split

  67. Struggling hospital finds buyer, enters bankruptcy protection

  68. Teachers, students facing new state standards

  69. U.S. employment openings hit 13-year-plus high

  70. WellPoint to change corporate name back to Anthem

  71. Farmers on pace for record corn crop, report says

  72. Pence: State to pay special-needs adoption subsidies

  73. Indiana challenge to Obamacare tax-credit rule can go forward

  74. Lender forecloses on two downtown office buildings

  75. WRTV adds sports-talk host Grady to its staff

  76. Mainstreet's Turner to sell REIT in $2.3B deal

  77. Church accuses JPMorgan of mismanagement, self-dealing

  78. Democrats question $12M in consulting contracts

  79. NCAA quarterly lobbying costs surge during legal fight

  80. Area homebuilding permit filings down in July

  81. UPDATE: Underground blast rocks downtown Indianapolis

  82. State tax collections fall just below projections

  83. Local man faces 20 investment-related felony counts

  84. Vera Bradley to cut manufacturing at Indiana plant

  85. Contractor gets probation in prevailing wage case

  86. Eli Lilly to close Terre Haute animal enzyme plant

  87. Weekly U.S. unemployment claims jump by 21,000

  88. Huntingburg, Wabash named Stellar Communities

  89. Regenstrief plans new $13M headquarters

  90. Kravitz leaves Indy Star for job with WTHR

  91. Mattress maker plans 300 jobs in Plainfield

  92. IPFW study recommends shift to Indiana University control

  93. Indiana universities face budget cuts if tax intake lags

  94. Navient donates site to relocate historic home

  95. U.S. factory output rises for 6th straight month

  96. IPL moves to drop coal from Harding Street power plant

  97. Lender files to foreclose on downtown's Villagio condos

  98. Top Ballard deputy Kintner heading for private sector

  99. Illinois ends contract with private manager of lottery

  100. How to upgrade International Motor Speedway

  101. Change schools chief title while we’re at it

  102. Hendricks County pitching motorsports skill, expertise to medical manufacturers

  103. TOLLIVER: Warehousing, e-commerce merging in Indy area

  104. PROXY CORNER: Noble Roman's Inc.

  105. Will spurned TV station launch ABC courtship?

  106. MAURER: Is there room for compassion in politics?

  107. LOPRESTI: What’s in a number? Plenty, if it’s attached to your jersey

  108. Hicks: College success comes to those who persevere

  109. Kim: Investors--watch out for penny-stock 'wolves'

  110. Recent minor-league team sales suggest Indians worth $40M-plus

  111. Proportion of zero-car households rolls past 10 percent

  112. IU research center trying to remedy 'civic deficit'

  113. Children’s Museum expands footprint

  114. TRY THIS: A caving adventurer discovers the upside of the underworld

  115. Eli Lilly making renewed push in biotech field, where it once pioneered

  116. Emmis: Dynamic pricing will reshape many industries

  117. DINING: Bar should be set a little higher on promising new taqueria

  118. LAMKIN: Tax tips for a reform-minded Pence

  119. RUSTHOVEN: Carter keeps the world ‘enlightened’

  120. EDITORIAL: Public deserves full disclosure

  121. Records — Aug. 18, 2014

  122. People in the news - Aug. 18, 2014

  123. Carpenter, Fisher to merge IndyCar teams in 2015

  124. Muncie packaging company to lay off 261 workers

  125. Rebates shrink as Anthem gets better at pricing

  126. Sun King plans $8.8M brewery, tasting room in Fishers

  127. Company closing local operations, cutting 110 workers

  128. State adds jobs; unemployment rate remains at 5.9 percent

  129. Indiana's first female chief justice taking office

  130. Lilly among those eyeing antibiotic maker Cubist, analyst says

  131. Good Earth exits appeal of Broad Ripple project

  132. UPDATE: Indiana State Fair attendance tops 950,000

  133. Company news

  134. Central Indiana home sales continue to trail 2013

  135. Indiana lottery manager misses goal, but hits record numbers

  136. EMS company to end most Indiana services

  137. Indianapolis 2015 budget would use reserves

  138. Colts' Irsay seeks delay of trial on DWI charges

  139. Cardinal Health unit seeks tax breaks for local drug facility

  140. Daniels clarifies remarks about regional campuses

  141. NCAA's strongest argument might be cap limit

  142. Indiana's first female chief justice assumes office

  143. Real estate company proposing $26 million development

  144. Sales/acquisitions

  145. Leases/leasing contracts

  146. Gatling Gun Club building proving to be tough sell

  147. Carmel sports marketing firm plans headquarters expansion

  148. Central Indiana reservoir foes back river trails

  149. Home construction on the rise nationally

  150. Gaming convention sets another attendance record

  151. Judge tells Indiana to honor other states' gay marriages

  152. Indiana updates job search app for iPhone

  153. Indianapolis Downtown Inc. to go by new name

  154. Lilly wins tentative approval for diabetes drug

  155. Inventor to try crowdfunding to launch cycling product

  156. 'Bring your own device' creates privacy issues for employees

  157. Proposals would improve state veteran protections

  158. Engineers: Union Station requires $3.7 million in emergency repairs

  159. Yellen to give her outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

  160. Judge denies stay after right-to-work ruling

  161. Former lawmaker at center of $1.7M contract complaint

  162. Hoosier State passenger rail service extended 4 months

  163. Judge: Pence contradicted himself on gay marriage