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Business Innovation Factory

Innovation Starts with You

Tim McDonald | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Tim McDonald

We are all innovators. If we start with ourselves, and the relationships we form, we have the building blocks for creating purposeful change that will touch the lives of many. And anything becomes possible.

What If We All Had Superpowers?

Matt Murrie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Who didn't spend their childhood wondering what it would be like to fly through the air, shoot lasers from your eyes, or read people's minds? But what...

What If @ BIF?

Matt Murrie | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

Every September, BIF puts on a summit to bring together innovators, inspirers, and instigators to have random collisions, "think transformation, and try more stuff."

What If We Were All Manufacturers?

Matt Murrie | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if there were only one word to describe your level of satisfaction with whatever it was you did to provide yourself with income? What if that word was, awesome?

Don't Forget the Mayors

Leonard A. Schlesinger | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Leonard A. Schlesinger

Despite what the presidential candidates might want you to believe, there is ample evidence that most entrepreneurial activity underway in communities is largely due to what happens locally.

Angela Blanchard On Why "You Can't Build On Broken"

Andrea Meyer | Posted 12.26.2011 | Small Business
Andrea Meyer

We need a new approach to solving poverty: documenting what's working, not just what's broken. Blanchard does just that, through her nonprofit, Neighborhood Centers, Inc.