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Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 11:21 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Build a Small Biz Website in 90 Minutes

Go to There: Build a Small Biz Website in 90 Minutes

Everybody needs a website. It’s not even up for debate. If you’re in business and you want to be found, you need a home on the Internet. This free two-hour session on Sept. 3 at the Chicagoland Chamber of... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Apply for This: 99U Pop-Up School Scholarship

Apply for This: 99U Pop-Up School Scholarship

Our careers are exceedingly fluid nowadays, so while it seems a little funky to recommend entrepreneurs skip town to seek admission to an incubator, it does make sense. But if you have a great start-up idea and... Read »

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Ideas Week Returns in October

Chicago Ideas Week Returns in October

Hard to believe Chicago Ideas Week, the annual citywide festival that’s intellectually-minded but completely open to anyone and everyone is now in its third year. Even still, the events associated with it... Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 8:41 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Blerd’s Night Out

Go to There: Blerd’s Night Out

What’s a Blerd and why should you care about them having a night out? A blerd is, quite simply, a black nerd, and the night out part is “a seven-city social summer series to showcase rising black innovators and... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Built in Chicago Launch - July

Go to There: Built in Chicago Launch - July

This is a recurring event, but always a good one to keep on your radar, especially since there’s so much civic pride about how well Chicago’s startups have been doing lately. The July edition of Built in Chicago... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Press Releases: Get Yours Read Webinar

Go to There: Press Releases: Get Yours Read Webinar

The name alone of this webinar should clue you in to whether you want to attend or not, but if you want some more information on the $49 session, here ’tis. Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Chicago Legal Business Basics

Go to There: Chicago Legal Business Basics

If you’re looking to start a new business but don’t know where to look for answers to your many legal questions, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Illinois Small Business Development Center are teaming up... Read »

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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By Jennifer Fortney, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Go to There: Must-Attend Pitching Events for Chicagoland Entrepreneurs (Part Two)

Go to There: Must-Attend Pitching Events for Chicagoland Entrepreneurs (Part Two)

Thanks to TV, it seems that pitching investors for funding or for a chance to win prize money to launch or boost startups has become more and more mainstream, and desirable. If you are looking for a chance to... Read »

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Next Door's Email Marketing Strategy Workshop

Go to There: Next Door's Email Marketing Strategy Workshop

Come May 21, if your email marketing could use a little spit-shinin', Scott Winterroth, the founder of Front and Social will be at the free co-working space Next Door on Diversey. According to the literature for... Read »

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 4:23 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Google’s Social Media Marketing Free Webcast

Go to There: Google’s Social Media Marketing Free Webcast

Do you think social media is important? What about marketing? Read »

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