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Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: CCC’s Business Writing Seminar

Go to There: CCC’s Business Writing Seminar

If you’ve been struggling with figuring out how to make your business communications clearer and have people stop wondering what it is exactly you want them to do, a late May CCC workshop may be perfect for you.... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Chicago CFO Executive Summit

Go to There: Chicago CFO Executive Summit

What does a CFO do? You might know what the letters mean, but, really, what does being a chief financial officer entail? Can you tell whether yours is doing a good job — or if it is your job, whether you’re... Read »

Sunday, Mar 31, 2013 at 10:53 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Inspire Startups

Go to There: Inspire Startups

There’s a lot of false positivity pushed around the entrepreneurial community, and I won’t say it’s necessarily a bad thing, but it is a false thing. Sometimes running your own business is tough. You want to... Read »

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Try This: Free Online Classes All New Entrepreneurs Should Take

Try This: Free Online Classes All New Entrepreneurs Should Take

The smooth geniuses over at Inc. have concocted a fantastic list of eight free online courses all new enterprising entrepreneurs should consider taking before taking the big big plunge. The classes writer Julie... Read »

Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Intro to SEO (Not Exactly)

Go to There: Intro to SEO (Not Exactly)

This one’s coming up fast and hard (that’s what she said, am I right folks?), on March 20, but it is perfect if you’re looking for a full-day crash course on SEO. That day, at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce... Read »

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 2:13 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Next Door's Workshop on Hiring as a Biz Owner

Go to There: Next Door's Workshop on Hiring as a Biz Owner

I often recommend Next Door events on here, and for good reason: The Diversey establishment’s events are free, concise and chock-full of super-useful info. Case in point, on March 23, Eric Hoss, author of the... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: 2013 Womenetics Chicago POW! Awards

Go to There: 2013 Womenetics Chicago POW! Awards

Hey folks, it’s barely even spring yet — in fact, that still feels an awful way away — but it’s time to check your bad-weather blues and ditch ‘em in favor of some more celebratory gestures and exclamations. It... Read »

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 12:29 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: WordPress in a Nutshell Workshop

Go to There: WordPress in a Nutshell Workshop

You’ve no doubt heard it before: Content is king. Right, but how do you get that content online and how do you manage it? The answer to that is also king, and it’s also probably WordPress. It’s a super-versatile... Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 2:45 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Story 2013

Go to There: Story 2013

Just in case you haven’t heard of Story, here’s the gist: It’s a “festival experience for creatives,” meaning there will be artists, filmmakers, musicians, designers and tons more folks offering insightful... Read »

Monday, Jan 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: iOS Weekend Bootcamp

Go to There: iOS Weekend Bootcamp

When it comes to weekend binges, most folks tend to think of either drinking or cramming for a final. Well, add to that list receiving “a practice introduction to the iOS platform [and] hands-on coding exercises... Read »

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