Alum Launches Teacher Entrepreneur Website

In the fall of 2013, Craig Sloan (class of '98) had the idea for, a website dedicated to serving educators by supporting and promoting teacher-owned businesses. 

“I am always looking at different business opportunities,” said Sloan, who has been an educator, realtor, property manager, and more since graduation. “I know education, I know business. I also know a lot of teachers that own businesses. is a resource and connection point for teachers and teacher-owned businesses.”

According to Sloan, the goal of is to provide support to teachers who want to start or develop a business and to promote teacher-owned businesses. The website feature Sloan is most excited about is the directory of teacher-owned businesses. His vision is to create a national directory of teacher-owned businesses and to make that directory available to teachers via his website. Teachers could then use the directory to support the businesses of fellow educators. 

Sloan and his wife, Lindsay, decided it was time to move forward with the vision. Sloan contacted Clear Elevation, LLC, the first HU Venture business, about helping him design and develop the website.

HU Ventures, Inc. is a for-profit subsidiary of Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana. Under this umbrella, for-profit companies may be owned and operated. Clear Elevation is a full-service digital creative agency located in Roanoke, Indiana. It is managed by Nate and Julie Reusser of Reusser Design

Organizations and businesses have an opportunity to give back to Huntington University by choosing Clear Elevation for digital creative services.

“I would absolutely encourage anyone to work with Clear Elevation,” said Sloan. “They have been so helpful – provided great support and a very professional-looking website. Others have been very complimentary of my website.”

To learn more, visit You may also visit the Clear Elevation website to learn more about the first HU Venture at