Business Planning Resources Available to Small Business Owners

Small business owners can connect to a wide variety of business resources through Aspire. These services range from business coaching and microloans to planning, overcoming obstacles, researching data and much more.

Stop Excluding 95% of Your Applicant Pool

By clinging to a degree requirement and a certain number of years of experience, employers eliminate 90 percent or more of otherwise qualified candidates right from the start. Certain language choices also discourage diverse candidates from applying. However, many of those candidates do possess the skills and competencies required because they are self-taught, learned on the job, or have training that falls short of the degree status. So, how can employers boost their applicant pool?

Skills-based hiring puts a premium on sourcing and screening candidates based on their combination of specific professional and technical skills required to do the job, rather than their years of experience or formal education. The tech industry has adopted this strategy. It can work for you, too.

Major Southside Intersection gets New Design

The intersection of U.S. 31 and Thompson Road on Indianapolis' south side will be the city's first "displaced left." Under construction now, learn about the new traffic flow and what it will mean for safety.

Aspire Business Celebrations
June 16, 2022
Crown Staffing, Relocation/Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting
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During our Membership 101 program, you are invited to learn more about an Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance membership. We present an overview of business advocacy, investor services, and annual events that create networking and other business opportunities for you as a member.
Thursday, July 14th
8:30am - 9:30am
Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance

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Wednesday, June 22nd
8:30am - 10:00am
Switched to Virtual

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, June 29th
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sycamore Ice Cream

You may have complimentary tickets to select events available with your membership. Contact Angie Keene for more information.
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Member Expert Article: The Benefits of the Modular Construction Approach
By: Bernie Sublette, Vice President, AECOM Hunt
While a range of factors are driving increased use of modular construction, a number of barriers are preventing its wider adoption. Although the planning and design process involved in modular construction is in several ways like that of traditional on-site construction, there are some significant differences and several considerations that project teams unfamiliar with the modular construction must understand before committing to the approach.

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