Nearly $3 million has already been committed to the fund, including $1 million from Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. and $1.5 million from the city of Indianapolis.
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First came the order to close up. Then the laying off of staff. Now small-business owners across the U.S. are bleeding cash and wading through paperwork to get financial assistance.
Some are switching their menus to carryout-friendly fare and redeploying servers as delivery drivers.
At some small businesses, the spread of the coronavirus is forcing owners to change the fundamental ways they work.
Greg and Lisa Frazee, who opened Frazee Gardens in 2008, will continue to own and operate Brownsburg Landscape Co., which they founded in 1987.
Many U.S. small business owners are facing a shortage of products or components because suppliers, who closed for the weeks-long New Year holiday, remain shut due to the virus that has killed more than 1,100 people.
Comfort Motion Global has five patents on a software-based system that uses algorithms to make periodic micro adjustments to automobile seats.
Endeavor, which helps companies access talent and capital but takes no equity, is hunting for six to eight companies for its second Midwest cohort, an eight-month mentoring program which begins April 23. Endeavor officials want at least of those companies to come from central Indiana.
Ian Hamilton launched Atlas Energy Systems LLC in 2013, repurposing the space-race technology into thermionic energy converters.
While cybercriminals strike at any time of the year, they’re particularly active during the holiday and income tax filing seasons when computer users expect to see more emails.
Dating web sites are notorious for being clogged with questionable characters exhibiting bad online behavior. Aeyai Saengkeo is launching Good Apples Dating to address that problem.
The owner of longstanding local retailer Keen Children’s Shoes says she’s closing the store because it has become too difficult to compete in a changing retail landscape.
Venture capital is supposed to be the lifeblood of fast-growing tech startups. But a handful of Indianapolis-area companies are defying that widely embraced mindset.
The company, which has created software that allows job candidates to forward recruiters their resume and other information by simply holding their smart phones next to each other, recently closed on a seed round of funding and is planning a national expansion.
Nick, the son of Hubbard & Cravens Coffee and Tea co-founder Rick Hubbard, went into banking after graduating from Miami University of Ohio in 2003 and thought he’d stay there. Now he’s president.
In the wake of the May closure of The Hendricks County Flyer, Grow Local Media is expanding its own Hendricks County paper.
After building and selling three companies and starting a fourth, Dr. Don Brown thought he had seen it all. Even so, he still gets an occasional surprise.