December 18, 2018

The parallel between awareness and SEO

Stop. Did you notice the last place you left your fingerprint? Or the last time you used the word “I” or “we?” What place do these […]
August 10, 2018

Don’t be an idea person, be an action person

Poopsie’s, a really fun and innovative retail store in Galena, Illinois, raised more than $550 this year for a group helping low-income families through a promotion […]
February 7, 2018

Jazz Keyes presents The Local at 1 Million Cups Rockford

Jazz was one of the Rockford Register Star’s 13 people to watch way back in 2013. She’s a lady of many talents, from a clinical psychologist, […]
June 8, 2017

EIGERlab FastPitch competition set for October

ROCKFORD, Illinois – The Northern Illinois University EIGERlab will hold its 11th annual FastPitch Competition on October 4, giving entrepreneurs from across the region three minutes […]
April 29, 2017

Newspaper looks at Littlestar Plastics’ growth potential

“Machesney Park’s Littlestar Plastics makes parts for everyday items across the globe“ The Rockford (Illinois) Register Star did an expansive piece on the growth of Littlestar […]
April 28, 2017

U.S. inventors get annual shot to sell directly to Walmart

Walmart, the massive retail giant with annual revenues of nearly $490 billion, for the fifth straight year is giving entrpreneurs across the country the chance to […]
January 7, 2017

Here are some steps that would have helped avoid all this hacking news

In the time it takes you to read this post, some anonymous group likely has tried to hack the Thinker Ventures website … several times. One […]
December 29, 2016

Resolve to be more efficient in 2017 – here are some ‘app’ suggestions

To run a small business successfully – to have one that is growing and thriving and not just making enough to pay the utility bills – […]
December 22, 2016

The economic lessons of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

There are too many Christmas traditions to count, but one tradition for many families is watching Frank Captra’s “It’s a Wonderful Life” sometime between Thanksgiving and […]