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Friday, Nov 18, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Four Local Startups Honored by White House

Four Local Startups Honored by White House

Maybe President Obama's still feeling a little homesick after his recent birthday bash, but let's assume that wasn't the key motivator behind the White House recognizing four Chicago startups on Thursday as the... Read »

Saturday, Oct 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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By David Wolinsky

GiveForward's Ethan Austin on Why You Need a Technical Co-Founder

GiveForward's Ethan Austin on Why You Need a Technical Co-Founder

Two heads are better than one, but you actually need two different kinds of heads to take full advantage. Read »

Thursday, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How Startups Can Protect Themselves Against Hackers

How Startups Can Protect Themselves Against Hackers

GiveForward's Director of Tech, Chris McKeever, offers some tips on how to safeguard your business and your wallet. 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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