Monthly Archives: July 2012

Web Tool of the Month: Rescue Time

Ever heard the expression “time is money?” or “where does the time go?” This month we have a tool to give you the answers. Web-based programs like Rescue Time or Manic Time will manage and analyze how productively you are … Continue reading

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July Program Spotlight: Advantage Illinois

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is administering Advantage Illinois, which is composed of two re-launched and two new programs that are designed to “accelerate investments and ease the credit crunch for small businesses.” The program is … Continue reading

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Our theme “MAKE CONTACTS & BUILD NETWORKS” is very fitting for all of us who are actively participating in our regional economy in West Central Illinois. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur; an independent business owner; or, an executive of … Continue reading

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Club Biz Empowers Youth Towards Entrepreneurship

Club Biz, a program designed to educate local youth in the area of entrepreneurship, has been introduced to several students in the Galesburg area. The program was made possible through a collaboration between the University of Illinois Extension, Knox County … Continue reading

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Sustainable Business Center’s Sister Organization Making a Difference in the Pacific Northwest

21 Acres Center for Local Food, Sustainable Living, and Entrepreneurship Since 2001, the Sustainable Business Center’s sister organization, 21 Acres has served the local community and individuals throughout the state of Washington who are interested in learning about local food, … Continue reading

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Pennycress Energy to Host Meeting for Farmers July 18th

Pennycress Energy Co., with assistance from the Entrepreneur, Business and Industry Network (the EBI Network) will be hosting a number of informational meetings over the next few weeks in the Galesburg/West Central Illinois Region. The first meeting is scheduled for … Continue reading

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July Entrepreneurial Spotlight: Bob Blackburn

Not someone to shy away from taking professional risks, one could argue that Bob Blackburn was destined to be an entrepreneur. While walking over a bridge one day on his way home from work as a life insurance salesman, Bob … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: Make Your Contacts Count

“Building a network of contacts is the single most important thing you can do to protect and advance your career, and succeed in the business world. No matter what you do for a living, networking confidence and know-how will help … Continue reading

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