Community Hackathon to build office hours platform for BN

Slingshot CoWork hosted the first community wide Hackathon this past weekend (January 15th – 17th). The event was sponsored by Mavidea Technology Group, The Bloomington Normal Angel Investor Network, Mirus Research, CIRBN, the Town of Normal, and Emerging Business Services. Photos courtesy of QikPix.

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Earl B Anderson Award

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The Link between the Intangible and the Tangible

Emerging Business Services has demonstrated a history of success assisting clients not only with the tangibles of business (financial capital and financial services) but with the intangibles as well. Intangibles are the dynamics surrounding capital and the movement of value. They are things like trust, character, protection, relationship dynamics (internal and external), antecedent goodwill and accretion of real authority.

Great business leaders recognize the close link between the intangibles and tangibles, and they make each one a priority for their business. They understand that businesses cannot succeed long term without great intangibles. As a result, they put an emphasis on identifying, building, and strengthening intangibles. The link between the tangible and intangible worlds comes from the Creator

“The meek (an intangible) shall inherit the earth (tangible)” ~Matthew 5:5

At Emerging Business Services, we understand the importance of intangibles as well as how they influence business. We benefit from this knowledge in tangible ways , and so do our clients. We would love an opportunity to discuss how improving intangibles has benefited our clients and how it can benefit your business.

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ISU Tech Transfer at BNA 2015 Q2 Meeting

We were excited to have ISU participate in our most recent Bloomington Normal Angel Investor Network, Inc. Quarterly Meeting where Cory Abernathy presented a licensing opportunity to our angels.

ISU Tech Transfer

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Emerging Business Services announces support for Dr. Mark Hoelscher’s candidacy for the Dean of the College of Business at Illinois State University.

Recommendation:

Emerging Business Services LLC, is proud to recommend, without any reservation, Dr. Mark Hoelscher for the position of Dean for the College of Business at Illinois State University. The purpose of this letter is to not only make the unsolicited recommendation to have Dr. Mark Hoelscher considered as Dean of the College of Business, but also to provide a brief synopsis of the basis and rational for the recommendation.

Emerging Business Services, the local business community, and many others obviously have the vibrancy of the local business community as a foremost concern as well as the vibrancy of College of Business at Illinois State University as it produces our future generations of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Below is the basis for the recommendation. Please note, the reasons listed are done so in no particular order.  All reasons listed are to be considered of equal and critical importance regardless of their order of appearance. In addition, the reasons listed are a few of many, that could be listed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list.

Finally, although this recommendation is summarized in written form on five pages (the original draft was fifteen pages), Emerging Business Services would be thrilled to explain in person, and at length, the importance of this recommendation, the potential financial impact on the Bloomington and Normal business community, and the potential financial impact on the Illinois State University. In short, Emerging Business Services believes that it is critical to get this appointment correct as the impact will be felt by all for years.   Contact information is provided at the conclusion of this letter. (more…)

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Startup Services

Emerging Business Services believes entrepreneurs with startup businesses in Central Illinois deserve a chance to have their endeavors funded and to have full access to high-level professional services during the critical beginning stages.

Emerging Business Services frequently provides services to businesses pro bono (free) during this pivotal time. The foundation for this approach comes from Christ

“It is more blessed to give than receive.” ~Acts 20:35

We would love an opportunity to discuss how we can help you and your startup business.

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Trust in Business

Trust is a fundamental aspect of every human relationship, community and business. Emerging Business Services understands the role of trust in these areas and that it is trust which facilitates the flow of value. If the trust pool is shallow, it is difficult to create anything of value. Likewise, if the channel of trust is narrow, it is difficult to pass large amounts of value through it.

Great business leaders recognize the importance of trust. They know the success of their business is contingent upon their ability to build trust in their relationships, communities and business. The vital importance of trust in relationships is established in

“Trust in the Lord God with all your heart…” ~Proverbs 3:5

Emerging Business Services is focused on building, cultivating, protecting, sharing and expanding trust with our clients and in our business relationships . We are always talking about what trust looks like, how to apply it to everyday situations, and how we can use our current walks of life to create more trust. We would love an opportunity to discuss how improving trust has benefited our clients and how it can benefit your business.

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Video of Town Council Conversation on Slingshot CoWork

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Slingshot CoWork Startup Open House Featured on Slingshot CoWork featured on HOI-19 ABC News

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Protection in Business

The concept of protection is very important in business, yet frequently misunderstood. Many business leaders fail to make the connection between protection and the accretion of leadership privileges. In short, if leaders do not put themselves at risk when needed to protect the individuals within their organizations, leadership privileges will never accrete to the leaders.

Great leaders realize the importance of protection and the critical role it plays within their organizations. They know that their success is directly linked to it.  The concept of protection and security is found in

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower, a righteous man runs into it and is safe.” ~Proverbs 18:10

At Emerging Business Services, we understand the importance of protection in business. We benefit from this knowledge in both tangible and intangible ways, and so do our clients. We would love an opportunity to discuss the vital role that protection plays in business, how our clients have benefited from it and how it can benefit your business as well.

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