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Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Lessons Learned From Giving a TEDx Talk

Lessons Learned From Giving a TEDx Talk

There are quite a few rules when it comes to giving a TED talk. Talk for no longer than 18 minutes. Stay on or near the red circular carpet as much as you can. Remain in the audience throughout the... Read »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

What Coffee Shops Work Best as Your Second Office

What Coffee Shops Work Best as Your Second Office

Ever yearn to get out, away from your regular office? Fellow employees can get annoying, and that couch in your home office can get quite alluring. A little change of scenery would do you some good. Read »

Monday, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Write a Better Press Release: Guest

How to Write a Better Press Release: Guest

Because, sadly, there are no classes on this subject. But there should be. Read »

Monday, Oct 17, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

TEDxNaperville Has Ideas Worth Spreading: Guest

TEDxNaperville Has Ideas Worth Spreading: Guest

Jill Salzman chats with TEDxNaperville Organizer Arthur Zards about to whom he gives the conference's megaphones. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How Failure Helps You Succeed: Guest

How Failure Helps You Succeed: Guest

Guest contributor Jill Salzman talks to some humble local business owners brave enough to admit their own mistakes and share how you can learn from them. Read »

Friday, Sep 9, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Do Immigrant Entrepreneurs Work Harder Than You?: Guest

Do Immigrant Entrepreneurs Work Harder Than You?: Guest

Guest Contributor Jill Salzman confirms something we've suspected long ago: Americans are lazy. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

5 Tips for Selling your Small Business: Guest

5 Tips for Selling your Small Business: Guest

Guest writer Jill Salzman gives the skinny on how to handle that glorious payday at the end of the entrepreneurial rainbow. Read »

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Get a Bank Loan: Guest

How to Get a Bank Loan: Guest

Jill Salzman inadvertently finds out why most entrepreneurs are asking their friends and family for money instead. Read »

Saturday, Jul 30, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why Women Should Go to Conferences: Guest

Why Women Should Go to Conferences: Guest

Jill Salzman sounds off on a provocative Forbes blog post suggesting that women should stay at home during conferences. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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By Jill and Adam Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Partnering With Your Partner: Guest

Partnering With Your Partner: Guest

Jill Salzman teams up with her husband Adam to offer advice on how couples should work together. Read »

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Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

Food Business

Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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