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Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

How to Shop Small During the Holiday Season

How to Shop Small During the Holiday Season

You don't have to think big when it comes to the holiday season shopping frenzy. At least that's what participants in Small Business Saturday are saying. Read »

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Prepare for Black Friday -- Part 2

How to Prepare for Black Friday -- Part 2

It would be impossible to cram every aspect of prepping your business for the busiest shopping day of the year into a single 400-word post. So, I’m going to do my best to get it into at least two. If this... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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By Alise Blunk

Local Black Friday Deals

It isn't just the chain stores that are having big sales this Friday. Local... See Full Gallery »

Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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By Ivanna Hampton

Black Friday Advice: Deals & Strategies

Black Friday Advice: Deals & Strategies

Black Friday is nearly here -- are you ready? If the shopping extravaganza leaves you feeling a little overwhelmed, deals pro Andrew Schrage from Savings.com has your fear-easing solutions, from cash vs. credit... Read »

Friday, Nov 18, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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By Brad Spirrison, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Locally Made Black Friday Apps

Locally Made Black Friday Apps

For at least a dozen years, savvy shoppers have turned to the Internet -- rather than newspaper coupons -- to find the best deals on Black Friday. Today, the smartest way to spend the national shopping day is to... 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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