Making money, profit, and impact

A friend and I have been emailing the last few days about the non-profit organizational structure of MatchBOX Coworking Studio. He’s thinking about doing something to impact entrepreneurial communities. It won’t be directly part of his main business but will build off of his success there and could lead indirectly to even more opportunities in Read more about Making money, profit, and impact[…]

Selling Your Small Business to an Employee

According to our experience and numerous surveys, most small business owners (<$10M enterprise value) intend to sell to an employee or family member. This can be a fantastic succession plan for many companies, especially closely held, private companies. The benefits of selling to an employee include ability to overlap management for a time, preserve the Read more about Selling Your Small Business to an Employee[…]

Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week

We often say we are proudly midwestern. Our name not only comes from the children’s book but is also an homage to Daryl and Mikel’s alma mater, the Purdue University Boilermakers. Our office is just a couple of miles east of campus in Lafayette, Indiana. We’ve loved starting businesses, starting families, and growing both in Read more about Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week[…]

Job Hunting by Company Size

Little Engine Ventures is located in a college town. I frequently find myself in conversations with students as they are in the process of job hunting. Sometimes I’m interviewing them. More often than not the conversation is just an informal mentorship situation. They are seeking some insight about which job they should take. I’ve been asked about Read more about Job Hunting by Company Size[…]