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Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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By David Wolinsky

App Shout-Out: Unclutter (Mac Only)

App Shout-Out: Unclutter (Mac Only)

Most days, when I clock in to start working, I check my calendar to remember what I have to do that day (interviews, calls, meetings and etc.) and then make a to-do list. I used to use GTD app Wunderlist, but... Read »

Friday, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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By David Wolinsky

App Shout-Out: Camouflage (Mac Only)

App Shout-Out: Camouflage (Mac Only)

Hey guys. So, every once in a while we try to write a post about an app that’s pretty cool and helps businesses be more streamlined, more focused and more better. It’s been a while since we’ve done these, and it... Read »

Thursday, Jul 19, 2012 at 3:22 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why You're Setting Your Own Deadlines Incorrectly

Why You're Setting Your Own Deadlines Incorrectly

This article could also perhaps be called "How to Better Manage People's Expectations." It's been a little bit of a cranky week: I've done articles on the power of telling people no and also how people are... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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By Jill Salzman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

5 Ways to Organize Your Business

5 Ways to Organize Your Business

What tools are you using to organize, share and manage your business? It's an entrepreneur's constant battle to keep up with the creative flow of ideas, of operations, of schedules and of more ideas. Today's... Read »

Friday, Feb 3, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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By David Wolinsky

App of the Week: Wunderlist

App of the Week: Wunderlist

When it comes to new technology -- be it a spankin' new program, social-media platform, or whatever -- I'm a strange mix of Luddite and early adopter. Maybe it's because I'm getting older, or because I'm... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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By Lara Miller, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Time Managment Tips for Fashonistas

Time Managment Tips for Fashonistas

An emerging designers' biggest challenge is time management. They're not just designers, pattern makers, and illustrators: They’re also in charge of managing their offices, marketing, sales, distribution, press,... Read »

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Daily Deals

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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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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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