Turner Center for Entrepreneurship at Bradley University
Mention the word “entrepreneurship” and one normally thinks of the activities associated with starting a new business venture. Indeed, entrepreneurship does encompass the creation of new businesses, but today it is viewed as much more than that.
More and more, today’s workforce is comprised of job hoppers, freelancers and independent contractors performing project-based work. We are homepreneurs, intrapreneurs, edupreneurs, blogpreneurs, nichepreneurs…just a few of the words coined in recent years as the traditional definition of entrepreneurship has splintered into a million pieces.
Do you have an idea for an innovative product or service? Are you looking to start your own business? There is a wealth of resources available in the Peoria area to help you get started—and most of them won’t cost you a dime.
When the region’s largest employer began tightening its belt, the Peoria area felt the repercussions, both in the pocketbook and in spirit. But it also catalyzed a wave of forward-thinking individuals who didn’t let the situation get them down and weren’t afraid to take calculated risks, even in a down economy.
These entrepreneurs have found the means for a lucrative business that allows for autonomous decision-making and leaves room for growth and change, but also comes with a tested marketing platform and the wisdom refined by years of company-wide trial and error.
Dr. Kinsinger’s unconventional blend of ponderous tinkering and impressively technical medical knowledge—coupled with a little persistence—has taken the product from drawing room abstraction onto the shelves of dozens of retailers.
The Club recently hosted an Emeritus Dinner in honor of those who have supported it for 50 years or more. These are the people who, like those who came before them, keep the Club and its history alive.