Monthly Archives: March 2012

Articles of Interest – April

April’s articles of interest are in the areas of innovation, retail, marketing and financing: Innovation How can small companies use use tools like open innovation and crowd sourcing? Step 1 is to check your ego at the door… 5 Ways … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: Where Good Ideas Come From

April’s book of the month is Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson. Everything we see around us began as just an idea in someone’s mind.  But how do innovative ideas form in the … Continue reading

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City of Galesburg meets with Indonesian Trade Delegation, seek business and cultural exchanges

Galesburg, IL (March 20, 2012) – Officials from the city of Galesburg, local businesses and educational institutions traveled to Chicago last Thursday to co-host a reception and business forum for a trade delegation of over 32 representatives from two of … Continue reading

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Small Business Day Nominations Sought

The Entrepreneurial Support Network (ESN) of West Central Illinois, an organization of 11 business service providers  charged with the mission of creating an entrepreneurial culture, is once again celebrating National Small Business Week in May.  A small business awards luncheon … Continue reading

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Exciting Experience for Early Entrepreneurs

For students with an interest in one day starting their own business, an exciting new learning opportunity is now available. A youth entrepreneurship course will be held each Thursday evening at the at the Sustainable Business Center starting April 19 … Continue reading

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Sustainable Business Center Ready for Spring Gardening

The first day of spring brought warm weather and vibrant spring flowers to Galesburg. For many the warm weather and blooming plants signaled that gardens would be planted soon. At the Sustainable Business Center we spent the winter picking out … Continue reading

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April Entrepreneurial Spotlight: Linda Lewis

Meet Linda Lewis, the Galesburg entrepreneur behind the innovative line of Flipple baby products. Business ideas often arise from necessity. While boating on a local lake with her infant grandson Lewis discovered she had forgotten to bring a baby bottle. She improvised by … Continue reading

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