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Six Indy Pros Share How to Start a Business

A few Indianapolis-based entrepreneurs reveal their insights on starting a business, be it a boutique or a bar, a franchise or a food truck.

Scott Jones in his office at home—yes, the one with the indoor spiral slide.
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Ask Me Anything: Scott Jones

The entrepreneur discusses the next hot thing in social media, how his marriage survived last summer’s Twitter scandal (when his wife accused him of cheating), and relationship advice.

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Can All-Star Paul George Become a Bona Fide Celebrity?

Paul George is a soft-spoken homebody who’s pictured more often with a fishing pole in his hand than a martini glass. The good news: George says he likes the newfound attention. “Now it’s just [about] getting out of my comfort zone and being part of big events,” he says.

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Our Top 10 Stories of 2013

Including one of Indiana’s biggest cons, a complicated woman in her final days, a reality-TV hilljack, the crafty governor-elect, a big-deal farmer, the coupling of an actress and a corn-fed rocker, and more.

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Outtakes: Angie Hicks of Angie's List

Says Hicks, “I get things done. I’m analytical. Being in front of a camera was very, very foreign to me. At one point I wanted to be an actuary.”

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Spilling the Beans: An Inside Look at the N.K. Hurst Company's Success

How Hurst’s 15 Bean soup—the nation’s top-selling bag of branded beans—gets from the company’s venerable downtown processing plant to stores worldwide.

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Jared Fogle Inc.: The Business of Being Subway's Star

“The joke is, my dad always asks me, ‘When are you going to get a real job?’” Fogle says. “I’m like, ‘Hopefully not for a while.’ I love what I do.”

Jay Wetzel
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The Battle for Broad Ripple

You may need a drink: Change is coming to the city’s most popular area. But that won’t stop some impassioned residents from fighting for its future.

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Emmis Communications Endorses Freedom Indiana's Fight Against HJR-6

“Indiana has traditionally had a friendly business environment that is the backbone of the Hoosier economy,” says CEO Jeff Smulyan. “This is two steps backward and runs counter to what businesses are demanding.”

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Spotted: Martha Stewart at Napolese

She enjoyed buffalo margherita pizza, vegetarian double chopped salad, and dessert at the downtown location of Indy’s own Martha Hoover’s Neapolitan-style pie spot.

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Going Public: Indy's Vibrant Startup Culture

The sale of ExactTarget to the San Francisco software firm created more than a dozen new millionaires here—executives who are already pouring that money into local tech businesses.

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Indy Chamber Will Oppose Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Indiana

Indianapolis city-county councillor Zach Adamson, who married partner Christian Mosburg on Saturday in Washington, D.C., quickly praised the decision.

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Hoosier Angela Ahrendts Leaves Burberry for Apple

Hailing from New Palestine, east of Indianapolis, Ahrendts has become one of the most important women in the business world in recent years.

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The New Hoosier Farmer: Makes Corn in a Laboratory

This encounter with Bing grew from—ahem—the kernel of an idea: Challenge the traditional definition of “farmer” by highlighting the more contemporary elements in Indiana agriculture.

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The Rite Stuff: A New Trend in Party Planning

“People plan their wedding and their kids’ parties. Why wouldn’t you want some planning behind [your memorial service]?” says Circle Unbroken founder Anne-Marie Dezelan.