Entries by Alexis Dishman

Restart and Grow Your Business with a Restart Loan

JUNE 2, 2020 By: Ted Baker— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Innovation Connector is pleased to announce the launch of the Delaware County Micro-Business Restart Loan Fund.  Independently-owned for-profit businesses located in Delaware County, Indiana with a maximum of five full-time employees may be eligible for a loan up to $2,500 through the Delaware County Micro-Business Restart […]

Small Business Loans – The City of Muncie

The City of Muncie, under the leadership of Mayor Dan Ridenour, is making available loans to small businesses in Muncie.  These loans, which must be paid back at a very reasonable interest rate, are exclusively for small businesses that might need $1,000 – $7,500 to bridge the cash-flow gap during this COVID-19 crisis.  With starting […]

COVID-19 Business Guide to SBA Resources and Other Resources

The Innovation Connector’s Phase 5 Reopening Plan, 6/29/2020    Other Resources:   COVID-19 Business Guide to SBA Resources and Other Resources By: Ted A. Baker, Innovation Connector, April 9, 2020 In these very uncertain times, there has been information-overload that has flooded our inboxes, airwaves, podcasts, webinars, and most conversations.  As leaders or businesses and […]

The Innovation Connector is available and ready to assist small businesses in East Central Indiana during this crisis.

Small businesses in East-Central Indiana are struggling like most parts of our world. Our communities depend on the health of small businesses.  In these times, money from the federal/state governments may not be enough to help them survive. The Innovation Connector is uniquely positioned to provide business support services such as coaching, advising, revising business […]

ITIA Launches Webpage to Share Support Services & Resources During COVID-19 Crisis

Sent by email from Indiana Technology & Innovation Association on Friday, March 27th  ITIA Launches Webpage to Share Support Services & Resources During COVID-19 Crisis We’ve launched a dedicated webpage to help aggregate support services and resources being offered to entrepreneurs and small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. The webpage includes federal and state support […]

A Letter from Ted Baker – How We Can Help During COVID-19

Coaching and Advising for Small Businesses and Organizations Thursday, March 19, 2020 Dear Business Owners, As one of the Muncie area’s premier business resource centers, the Innovation Connector is prepared to assist you with your business questions and how to deal with this unique business environment, due to COVID-19. If your organization or business needs or […]

Meet The Innovation Connector’s Lori Albert: A Disciplined Professional for Small Business Bookkeeping

NOVEMBER 9, 2019 By: Mike Rhodes— Lori Albert, Financial Director at the Innovation Connector is pictured in her office. Photo by: Alexis Dishman Muncie, IN—Entrepreneurs and small business owners seem to have a million things to juggle every day: Sales. Marketing. Business Development. Customer service. Getting the actual work or product of the business completed […]

Innovation Connector to Host the 6th Annual BIG Idea Pitch Competition for Local Entrepreneurs

SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 By: Alexis Dishman— Muncie, IN – The Innovation Connector of Muncie, Indiana is hosting the sixth annual BIG Idea Pitch competition for local entrepreneurs and innovators to “pitch” their business, business concepts, product or invention to a panel of judges from the business and investment community. There are many very creative and […]

Introducing the Capstone Connector

A BSU bus driver is pictured utilizing a new digital tracking system developed by a Capstone Connector team of students. On the left, the driver is holding a blue tablet that utilized an older manual paper entry method. Photo courtesy of Huseyin Ergin SEPTEMBER 9, 2019 By: Ted Baker— Muncie, IN—The Innovation Connector is pleased […]

Innovation Connector and TechWise Academy Announce New STEM Classes for Fall 2019

AUGUST 15, 2019 By: Brandon Coppernoll, Co-Founder, TechWise Academy— Muncie, IN—The Innovation Connector is partnering with TechWise Academy to host a new lineup of STEM classes through the Coding Connector starting on August 16. These classes help K-12 students learn computational thinking and computer science through coding and robotics. Ryan Hunter, co-founder of TechWise Academy, […]