Indiana Small Business Connection & Expo -November 2021

With the combined effort of many business owners, Indiana Small Business Expo is a platform for Indiana small business owners as a one stop shop for all your business networking needs. ISBC has a mission to assist small business owners in building lasting business relationships and believes in the participation from other business owners and networking group leaders to be a cheerleader for your business. This supportive platform allows free access to various resources necessary for small business growth without competition barriers.

Last Thursday, November 11th, I had the great opportunity to attend Indiana Small Business Expo at Hyatt Regency located in Downtown Indianapolis. Indiana Small Business Connection is the home of the Indiana Small Business Expo and its mission is to share the rewards of business networking. Commercial & Residential Realtor, Kelly Sparks, is also the CEO of Indiana Small Business Connection as well as the Founder/President of Loyal Connections Business Networking Group., explains on ISBC Website that the group was created 10 years ago and will continue with compassion and servitude in order to bring small business together and to truly support them. Collaboration and sharing information is what helps small business thrive and more importantly survive. The Loyal Connections Business Networking Group will connect entrepreneurs and anyone thinking about becoming a business owner.

Seventeen years ago Kelly took the Real Estate Broker course. Since that time she became a Purdue graduate of Pre-Law /Legal Studies and is advanced in research, legal text and paralegal work. She attended Stetson University of Florida to become an Attorney and an uncensored writer, a bold advocate for others in maltreatment, specifically family law. Kelly has been at the negotiating table with Indiana’s finest / fiercest negotiation attorneys. Her legal career includes work for Christian Legal Clinic, seasoned experience within personal injury, civil matters, probate & estate planning and predominantly real estate transactions. Her years of comprehensive Paralegal skills transferred remarkably well into her Real Estate career. Kelly is a Licensed Realtor that desires to be an advocate for her clients. “I love nothing more than helping my clients reach their dream by way of negotiating over asking price as well as getting down the price for my buyers budget, I’ve always been for the underdog”. Kelly is highly qualified to read Inspection reports, draft contracts and has an eye for each legality & intricate part of buying and selling a property. She protects her client’s best interest.

Kelly loves to love people & has had 25 + years of servitude for people. Kelly & her two sons have volunteered in the homeless & disability ministry to give back humble gratitude as both children have overcome traumatic / life-threatening health issues & as a single mother believe it or not has experienced homelessness. Kelly has been a Foster Parent & gives back to the community with each transaction. Kelly’s client’s become her friends as they trust her credentials & see their requests met with her articulate, no sugar coat approach. Kelly is set apart as a true advocate, not just another Realtor in the masses. Doc Real Estate, Inc. is the agency in which Kelly operates under. “Doc” comes from my highly revered mentor, Joe Bottorff whom started the agency over 30 years ago and is also a retired Minister with a PhD in Theology, hence (Doc). “I’m blessed to be connected with Joe & his Agency that has been trusted for decades in the real estate business & in the community.” Kelly researched carefully & chose Doc Real Estate, Inc. She did not want to become another Realtor to join the ordinary crowd within the larger agencies. At Doc Real Estate, Inc., Kelly continues to receive wise & reliable real estate advice, personal mentorship supports from Joe & his daughter Heather Bottorff. They are beloved people in the industry. Kelly is knowledgeable in: profitable buy and hold rentals & flipping; commercial properties, retail space, residential homes, various property lots, investing in vacation homes for profit and she will teach you to outsmart dorm rents. Kelly is connected with investors U. S. wide & well networked for relocation purchases all over the world.

To learn more about Kelly and have her handle your Real Estate needs, Click Here!

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Those who bought a ticket to the Indiana Small Business Expo not only just invested in their own business growth, but also invested in the mentorship of young men, which is a non-profit organization called Team Focus. The mission of Team Focus, Inc. is to provide a year-round program of support, encouragement and Godly values that foster the development of life skills in young men (ages 10-18) without a father figure in their lives, bridge the father gap and support the family structure.

To learn more about Team Focus, Click Here!

I, myself, had the pleasure of participating the Indiana Small Business Expo. This opportunity was very helpful to me as I connected with several attendees who were either interested in my products/services or had other connections that they thought would benefit from what I have to offer. I also enjoyed connecting with other business owners and not only learn about their products/services, but also collaborated with them on how we could all help each other to succeed. I shared how and where I find my clients and different ways that social media posts helps me thrive in my business.

Delaram Art & Design Initiated after I resigned from my job working at Facility Concepts, Inc. doing remodels of select fast-food chains such as KFC & Taco Bell. After gaining experience in the design field and realizing that I had the potential and great opportunity to start my own business, I decided to take my thoughts into action and start my own business. In the beginning, I only concentrated on residential and commercial design projects as I had received a degree in Interior Design Technology from IUPUI in 2015. My knowledge about what I had learned in school regarding using softwares such as photoshop, illustrator & InDesign lead me to explore Logo Design as well as Website Design as potential career goals. With my fine art background and having studied and practiced art all my life, I decided to go back to teaching private art lessons to children & adults of all ages. I am so happy with where life has taken me achieving my career goals and using my experiences and expertise to better myself. Please, take the time to check out my social media pages:

Facebook – Delaram Art & Design

Instagram – delaram.art.design

Twitter – Delaram Moghaddam

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Besides connecting with the attendees and business owners, I had a great opportunity to hear several speakers including Joe Reitz of the Indianapolis Cots. JoeDavid Reitz is a former American football offensive tackle who played seven seasons for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He attended Western Michigan University where he played college basketball and not football. 

Joe’s goal is to work with good people, and help good people achieve their financial goals and dreams. He helps people ensure they have the financial resources to live the life of their dreams, and pass along that wealth to several generations. Joe helps people “Spend Their Life Living” and creates comprehensive financial plans consistent with client’s goals on protecting and preserving their assets. His team offers high quality investment and wealth management programs and services for high net worth clients and/or individuals on that path. 

To read more about what Joe has to offer and his contact info Click Here!

I also had a great pleasure of meeting Darrin Grey, who was the EMC host at the expo. Based upon 25 years of Media, Sports Marketing and All Pro Dad, the national non-profit founded by Tony Dungy, Darrin is recognized as a thought leader and speaker on the topics of the Fatherless Epidemic, Parenting, and Mentor Leadership. Darrin co-authored The Jersey Effect, Beyond the World Championship, with Foreword by Tony Dungy.

Darrin serves professional athletes, coaches & alumni and business leaders who support the worldwide sports ministry with Godly leadership. The platform of sports leadership training provide pathways into boardrooms, classrooms and sports locker rooms across the world. He currently serves on the executive leadership team of Athletes in Action, Lions Lead, and Center for Serving Leadership at the Sagamore Institute ~ an action-oriented Think Tank. You Engage Darrin as a Keynote Speaker or Leadership Advisor to help take your organization to the next level with his 25+ years of executive leadership experience in communications, media, branding, sports philanthropy and non-profit sectors. To learn more about him & his services Click Here!

Another great speaker I had an honor of listening to and learn from was Precious L. Williams, 13-time national elevator pitch champion. She has also been been featured on “Shark Tank,” CNN, WSJ, Forbes Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, the movie “LEAP.” Her current clients include Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google, eBay, and more! To schedule a session with her and to learn more about her services, Click Here!

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Below are a few image I took at the expo:

This IG Page Documents Ugly Houses Seen In The Netherlands, And They’re So Bad, It’s Hilarious (30 Pics)

When talking about architecture, there’s a fine line between creative and ridiculous. Bold and funny. Tasteful and appalling. And when a project crosses it, people often notice. And shame it.

Ugly Dutch Houses is an Instagram account that does just that. Radiating a similar vibe as its Irish and Belgian “cousins”, this online project shares photos of structures that it believes to deserve the demolition crane. Or at least a good makeover.

And it’s quite thirsty, too. “I will look for you, I will find you and I will post you,” the bio of the Insta says. Liam Neeson approves!

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This Online Community Shares Pics Of Products That Make Its Members Say “I Need It” (50 Pics)

The subreddit r/INEEEEDIT has a pretty bold introduction. Its moderators call this online community the home to the coolest products on the internet. But once you start scrolling through its content, you realize it’s kinda accurate, too.

From cute and simple (a mop that looks like a dog) to intricate and rare (a 16th-century ring that turns into an astronomical sphere), the sub has a little bit of everything. And whether you’d actually use these items or not doesn’t even matter. You’d just love to have them.

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These People Online Are Making Their Ideas Come To Life By Printing Them With A 3D Printer (30 Creations) Interview

For most people, 3D printing can seem tricky and hardly understandable. However, throughout time, it has become more common to use it in everyday life. Having this in mind, enthusiasts of 3D printing created a subreddit called 3Dprinting where “makers of all skill levels and walks of life can learn about and discuss 3D printing.” The group with 817k members share their own creations done with the help of this technology. So here are the most elaborate works done by people who are mastering the 3D printing process.

What do we know so far about 3D printing? Built In, a community for tech startups and businesses, defines it as a technology that “uses computer-aided design (CAD) to create three-dimensional objects through a layering method. Sometimes referred to as additive manufacturing, 3D printing involves layering materials, like plastics, composites or bio-materials to create objects that range in shape, size, rigidity, and color.”

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I Made These Logos Associated With Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, And Whatsapp Outage

A huge outage of Facebook and Instagram on October 4th inspired me to make these funny logos.#1 

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I’m Miroslav Vujovic aka Graforidza, a designer with an MA degree in architecture. I have won many awards such as Red Dot, A’ Design Award, Graphis, Wolda (twice) etc. Many of my logos have been featured in leading international brand magazines such as Taschen, Logo Lounge (in eight books), Wolda, Taschen, Rockport, Logo Talks, Send Points etc. I have won many logo competitions, both in my country and abroad. I am a Masters swimmer. Read more »

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Dutch Couple Moves Into The First 3D-Printed Concrete House In The Netherlands

Back on the 30th of April, a Dutch couple received the keys to the first Dutch 3D-printed concrete home. The house, located in Eindhoven, is a single-story home with a floor area of 94 square meters, and is not merely a display of advanced 3D printing technology – it complies with all of the strict building requirements of The Netherlands. According to Project Milestone, this home is just first of five 3D-printed homes planned to built, with each new one becoming more complex than the one before.

The company says that house’s unique boulder-like shape is intentional, as it not only fits in with the home’s natural location, but also showcases the freedom of form offered by 3D concrete. Theo Salet, a Professor of Concrete Structures in the Eindhoven University of Technology, said that with this small building, a first major step has been taken in the development of construction into a high-quality manufacturing industry. “From design to implementation, digitalization leads to sustainable and affordable homes tailored to the wishes of the occupant. I’m proud that the knowledge we’ve developed at TU/e has led to this innovation by industry, with the help of the municipality, within a short timeframe,” said the professor.

More info: Project Milestone

Just last week, one Dutch couple received the keys to the first Dutch 3D-printed concrete home

Image source: Project Milestone

Project Milestone says that 3D-printed can be built faster than regular homes, and offer more flexibility and personalized designs. “The ambition of the Project Milestone partners is for 3D concrete printing to eventually become a sustainable construction method that contributes to solving the housing shortage,” says the company.

Image source: Project Milestone

“The house consists of 24 printed concrete elements which were printed layer by layer at the printing plant in Eindhoven,” explains Project Milestone. “The elements were transported by truck to the building site and placed on a foundation. The house was then provided with a roof and frames, and the finishing touches applied.”

Image source: Project Milestone

Image source: Project Milestone

The company says that as the building technique is developed further, the following homes will become increasingly complex and have additional floors. While the first buildings will be printed off-site, the final two-story home will be built entirely on-site.

The home’s unique shape resembles a large boulder in order to blend in with the surroundings and showcase what 3D concrete is capable of

Image source: Project Milestone

Image source: Project Milestone

“Innovation is an important pillar in construction. In addition to affordable homes, the market increasingly demands innovative housing concepts. With the 3D-printed home, we’re now setting the tone for the future: the rapid realization of affordable homes with control over the shape of your own house,” says Yasin Torunoglu, the alderman for housing, neighborhoods, work and spatial development in the Municipality of Eindhoven. “Innovation and discovery with an eye for design is in Eindhoven’s DNA. We don’t do it alone here but together. I’m proud that this promising innovation has a place in our city and, more importantly, that it provides people with an affordable home.”

Five 3D-printed homes are planned to be build by Project Milestone, with each being more complex than the one before

Image source: Project Milestone

While the first four homes will be printed off-site, the final one will be built completely on-site

Image source: Project Milestone

The company has also released an informative video explaining the whole 3D printing process – you can watch it here!189 shares

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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20 Long Lost Buildings Shared In The ‘Lost Architecture’ Online Group

There have been numerous architectural marvels constructed throughout history and, sadly, not all of them stood the test of time. And even though it’s no longer possible to visit them in person, there’s still a place on the internet where you can still see some of them captured on film – the Lost Architecture subreddit.

The users of this subreddit are sharing pictures of unique and interesting buildings that have been lost to time, and they’re both fascinating and heartbreaking to see. From historical monuments to whole towns – check out the long-lost pieces of architecture shared by the users of this online community in the gallery below!

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30 Impressive Examples Of Infrastructure That Will Make You Appreciate Engineers Anew

Until flying cars are invented and give us total freedom of movement, we’re stuck using more conventional methods of getting around, such as roads, railways, and rivers. However, if merely hearing the word “infrastructure” makes you yawn, today we have something that will make you realize that it’s actually an art form of its own.

There’s a whole subreddit entirely dedicated to the most stunning examples of infrastructure out there, and the images shared there are absolutely breathtaking. From ingenious Dutch aqueducts  to bridges hanging hundreds of meters above deep ravines, check out a collection of engineering masterpieces in the gallery below!

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30 Of The Most Unusual Buildings From All Over The World

Everyone can design a box with some windows and call it a house – but it takes a skilled architect to design a building that not only meets the client’s requirements and functions well but also looks aesthetically pleasing. However, sometimes architects let their imaginations run a little too wild, and end up producing buildings that could best be described as simply “bizarre”.

Inspired by the weirdest architectural creations from all over the world, someone started a whole subreddit dedicated entirely to them. It’s called Bizarre Buildings, and its 131k+ members regularly share the most odd and funny buildings they managed to spot – check it out in the gallery below! And if crazy architecture is your thing, make sure to read our earlier post about the works of Frank Gehry here!

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