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Tuesday, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: How to Write a Business Plan Event

Go to There: How to Write a Business Plan Event

It's short notice, but on Wednesday, the city treasurer's office and Constant Contact are holding a free event at the Duman Entrepreneurship Center at JVS on 216 W. Jackson Blvd. to help people learn how to... Read »

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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By Rachel Gillman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Craft an Ironclad Business Model

How to Craft an Ironclad Business Model

Making your clients look good is critical for every entrepreneur. Pop Beauty Co-Founder Ashley Condron knows this. As a professional hair stylist in Chicago, she provides beauty lessons, training seminars and... Read »

Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Lessons for Small Biz Owners from Irene

Lessons for Small Biz Owners from Irene

Even though Chicago is in no danger of hurricane, the lessons provided still stand. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Make Simpler Business Plans

How to Make Simpler Business Plans

UpStart Bootcamp Founder David Ronick is revealing his secrets on making the impossible possible. Read »

Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Small Biz Plan Seminars Offered

Small Biz Plan Seminars Offered

The City of Chicago is offering seminars to help residents with business plans, three $10,000 prizes. Read »

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Daily Deals

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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...

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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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