Home HomeNewsEducationHealthTechManufacturing & LogisticsLife SciencesAg INnovationINPower INnovatorsBigWigs & New GigsVideoPurchase Gerry DickGerry's ViewSpeaking Engagement RequestSubscribeNewslettersPODCASTAppRSSOn-AirTV & Radio Listings ContactAbout IIBMeet the TeamContact UsIntern with IIBFlagship Stations MainGate to Manage Purdue Merchandise Posted: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:21 PM EDTUpdated: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:21 PM EDTBy Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/[email protected] INDIANAPOLIS and WEST LAFAYETTE - Purdue University and Indianapolis-based MainGate are teaming up on athletic and school merchandise. The agreement involves sales on the West Lafayette campus, online through PurdueTeamStore.com and as the university's official wholesale products provider.MainGate's other current merchandise partners include the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA, the Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans of the … [Read more...] about MainGate to Manage Purdue Merchandise
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Don't boil the ocean -- try a pot of water first. Jim Price Published 2:30 am CDT, Monday, July 9, 2018 Photo: Andresr | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Andresr | Getty Images The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Able to Both Start Small and Think Big 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Some entrepreneurs are great at communicating a big vision for their startup, while others are good at finding a place to start. But, the best -- and most successful -- entrepreneurs are those who are able to strike an exquisite balance between that big vision -- Version 5.0, if you will -- and a high-traction starting point, or Version 1.0. Related: 25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs After all, while investors, customers and strategic partners want to know they're part of something impressive, … [Read more...] about The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Able to Both Start Small and Think Big
Having lived through the successes -- and the failures -- of helping companies enter new markets, we've learned that a rigorous and disciplined approach is critical. Dave Sutton Published 6:00 am, Monday, June 25, 2018 Photo: Alexander Pohl | NurPhoto | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Alexander Pohl | NurPhoto | Getty Images Here's How to Make Your Expansion Into New Markets a Success 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Spanish retailer Zara is one of the world's most successful clothing and accessory brands, and one whose track record of market expansion is enviable. Its flexible, innovative, high-speed business model has traveled from Spain to 77 markets around the world, including China. When Zara had ambitions to expand into the emerging (and challenging) markets of India and China, … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Make Your Expansion Into New Markets a Success
The leader of the wedding registry and planning startup reveals who and what inspires her every day. Nina Zipkin Published 3:00 pm, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Photo: Courtesy Of Shan-Lyn Ma Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Shan-Lyn Ma Zola Founder Shan-Lyn Ma Shares How to Collaborate and Conquer Your Biggest Challenges 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Editor’s Note: Inspire Me is a series in which entrepreneurs and leaders share what motivates them through good times and bad, while also sharing stories of how they overcame challenges in hopes of inspiring others. Shan-Lyn Ma wants to make one of the most stressful yet joyous days of your life go as smoothly as possible. She is the founder and CEO of Zola, a wedding registry and planning site. It is designed to make it simple for guests to pick out the … [Read more...] about Zola Founder Shan-Lyn Ma Shares How to Collaborate and Conquer Your Biggest Challenges
No, they're not sci-fi robots. They're computer programs that interact with your customers and earn you sky-high approval ratings. Murray Newlands Published 7:00 am, Sunday, April 29, 2018 Photo: Zapp2Photo | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Zapp2Photo | Getty Images The Definitive Guide to Chatbots: These Bots Are Here to Serve. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Over the past two years, chatbots -- or technology-fueled virtual assistants -- have taken the world by storm. At first, chatbots were merely a computer-based service that could undertake various customer service tasks. And in that regard, they were a welcome leap forward. But, in recent years, chatbots, or "bots" for short, have morphed into exceptionally intelligent computer programs able to assist companies with … [Read more...] about The Definitive Guide to Chatbots: These Bots Are Here to Serve.