a blog for entrepreneurs & startups

Customer Development, Part 1

As much as we think of startups as being about great technology and ideas, the most successful startups are human-centered. They make customer development a top priority.

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Best Places to Work, in the Remote Era

It's that time of year again: time to nominate Monroe County businesses for Best Places to Work awards! After a year of pandemic remote work, it sure feels a little different to talk about best "places" to work. But the spirit of the award is the same: shining a light...

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Sharr Pechac: Greyprint Consulting

“As a person who is reserved and extremely introverted, to reach out to somebody and introduce myself, that is very challenging to me. But what pushes me to do it anyway, even though I have this fear, is there’s a bigger purpose to my work.”

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Who’s Writing This Blog for entrepreneurs and startups?

The Mill is the heart of Bloomington’s startup ecosystem and its largest coworking space. As a nonprofit, we rely on membership fees and event space rentals, and on some very generous sponsors, too. Most importantly, we are entrepreneurs leading entrepreneurs!

The Mill provides access to a community of peers and mentors. In addition, we offer programs to turn innovative ideas and technologies into business concepts, as well as capacity-building resources, and access to startup capital.

Hundreds of members and dozens of companies call our beautiful coworking space home. Our diverse members include techies, solopreneurs and small companies,, for example, as well as freelancers, creatives, and remote workers. You can join for the coworking amenities, or join for the entrepreneurial support. We’re always energized by the great people we meet at The Mill!