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Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Spotlight: Jellyvision Lab

Spotlight: Jellyvision Lab

The founder, CEO and the GM of gaming discuss how their company's culture of fun translates to the workplace and their clients. Watch »

Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 at 4:13 PM
Spotlight: BrightTag CTO Eric Lunt

Spotlight: BrightTag CTO Eric Lunt

Lunt discusses the many startups he's engineered including Feedburner, the importance of hiring the right people from a company's origins and the need for finding partners you can trust. Watch »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 12:04 PM
CEO Spotlight: Tribeca Flashpoint's Howard A. Tullman

CEO Spotlight: Tribeca Flashpoint's Howard A. Tullman

The CEO and President of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy talks about the unique model the school has employed, the future of the digital world and the current state of Chicago's digital landscape. Watch »

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 at 3:58 PM
Spotlight: New World Ventures

Spotlight: New World Ventures

Three partners of a Chicago venture capital firm discuss the company's origin, Chicago's startup scene and what they look for in entrepreneurs. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 1:14 PM
CEO Spotlight: SurePayroll's Michael Alter

CEO Spotlight: SurePayroll's Michael Alter

SurePayroll's president and CEO discusses the evolution of the business, the culture of the company and the advantages of doing business in Chicago. Watch »

Thursday, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:03 PM
CEO Spotlight: closerlook's David Ormesher

CEO Spotlight: closerlook's David Ormesher

The CEO and founder of closerlook discuss how his company evolved from serving multiple clients to focusing in on the pharmaceutical industry, how they use innovation to stay on top of their game, and how their... Watch »

Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 at 7:03 PM
CEO Spotlight: crowdSPRING

CEO Spotlight: crowdSPRING

The founders of the Chicago company discuss how they've utilized the concept of crowd sourcing into a viable business. Watch »

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012 at 11:29 PM
CEO Spotlight: Belly's Logan LaHive

CEO Spotlight: Belly's Logan LaHive

Belly's founder and CEO discusses how his business differentiates itself from other rewards programs, how they're using technology to their advantage and utilizing the $10 million influx of venture capital... Watch »

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 2:00 PM
CEO Spotlight: Tap.Me's Matt Spiegel

CEO Spotlight: Tap.Me's Matt Spiegel

Spiegel discusses how his company has managed to leverage the increased popularity of mobile gaming with brand placement. Watch »

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 10:38 PM
CEO Spotlight: Incisent Techologies' Pat Ryan

CEO Spotlight: Incisent Techologies' Pat Ryan

Pat Ryan discusses lessons learned in launching his startup businesses, surviving the "nuclear winter," what he looks for in employees and the future of his company. Watch »

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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...

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Social Media

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

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Fashion

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Marketing

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

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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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