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Want to learn about funding your venture or business through traditional bank funding? How about crowdfunding, such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Or perhaps an angel investment group? NIU EIGERlab’s Innovation Tuesday Meetup for May 10 will cover “Show Me the Money,” where a panel of experts will share insights into each funding avenue. All are...
Paint the Town 2015: NIU and Victor E. Huskie at the Confectionary
Exciting changes are happening in downtowns of small and mid-size cities across the United States. Large retailers, formerly the mainstay in these communities, are being replaced by smaller creative businesses tailored to specific population interests. Increases in young adults and seniors interested in living in convenient and walkable downtowns are changing opportunities for new business...
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Fred P. Hochberg
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk and Chairman Fred Hochberg of the Export-Import Bank of the United States will keynote an event Monday, Aug. 18, at NIU-Rockford. The Exporter Forum is co-sponsored by NIU and aimed at small and medium-sized businesses in the region. Attendees will learn first-hand how local businesses have grown their international sales. Among...
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Congress has approved, and President Obama has signed, the sixth short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the federal government running. This latest CR is set to expire Friday, April 8. It contains an additional $6 billion in spending cuts, mainly from funding rescissions, reductions and program terminations. No accounts impacting higher education were cut in this CR....
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Congress continues to struggle with the Fiscal Year 2011 budget. Last week, the Senate defeated both H.R. 1, the Continuing Resolution passed by the House of Representatives that would cut spending by $61 billion, and the Senate Democratic counter-proposal that would cut federal spending by about $6.5 billion. With the defeat of both bills and...