New Day Craft Merges with Fountain Square Brewery

Local mead and cider maker to join neighborhood craft brewer. On May 20, 2019 New Day Craft merged with Fountain Square Brewery.  Both brands established themselves in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis, Indiana. Today, the brands ship packaged craft beers, meads, ciders, and spritzers across Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and most recently New York City. Read more about New Day Craft Merges with Fountain Square Brewery[…]

Principles of Capital Allocation

by Daryl B. Starr What is “capital allocation?” Why is understanding the first principles of this discipline important? Allow me to pontificate. Investment is a choice to bear uncertainty with an intention to realize a profit. The actions that proceed from this choice are allocation. Allocation is defined as resource assignment for a given purpose. Read more about Principles of Capital Allocation[…]

Indiana Small Business Development Center Recognizes Little Engine Ventures for Impact

On May 9, 2019 the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) awarded Little Engine Ventures (LEV) the Impact award for the Hoosier Heartland region. Monty Henderson, Regional Director, nominated the investment partnership for their role in preserving and growing small businesses in the region. LEV utilized the ISBDC to conduct market research on various industries Read more about Indiana Small Business Development Center Recognizes Little Engine Ventures for Impact[…]

Little Engine Ventures acquires Skydive Indianapolis

Little Engine Ventures (LEV) acquired 100% of Skydive Indianapolis from Indiana Skydive Center on April 19, 2019. Skydive Indy was founded and owned by Bob Dougherty. Dougherty launched the business more than 30 years ago from Greensburg, IN. The business was relocated to Frankfort, IN after a tornado hit the Greensburg airport. Skydive Indy is Read more about Little Engine Ventures acquires Skydive Indianapolis[…]

Considering Ayn Rand’s Objectivism

Two years ago I set out to read the 100 most influential books of all time as part of my comprehensive reading plan. I recently completed Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged.” I immediately purchased “The Fountainhead.” This is dangerous writing. Rand introduces us to a form of ethics and philosophy that was dubbed Objectivism in the Read more about Considering Ayn Rand’s Objectivism[…]