Small loans for small businesses

Business Ownership of Indiana is ramping up its micro-lending program, awarding a $10,000 loan to Indianapolis-based Stage Ninja LLC. Can such small amounts make a difference to fledgling firms?

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What’s New: Simply Helpful

Meet Tara Elder, who launched Simply Helpful in April to aid entrepreneurs and other business leaders overwhelmed by their to-do lists.

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IU grad pitches biz idea to TV ‘sharks’

CoatChex founder Derek Pacqué is gearing up for a Friday product launch party that coincides with his appearance on the ABC television show “Shark Tank,” where he pitched his idea to potential investors including serial entrepreneur Mark Cuban.

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Fishers launching business incubator

The town of Fishers is making a bid to keep its entrepreneurs close to home, investing $350,000 to develop shared office space for the startup community. Co-working facility Launch Fishers is slated to open this fall.

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What’s New: Blue Marble Design

Meet M.J. Meneley and Randy Royer, landscape architects who rolled out Indianapolis-based Blue Marble Design LLC as a full-time enterprise in May.

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