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Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 4:35 PM
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By John Rood, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Your Business is about Systems: Here's How to Improve Them

Your Business is about Systems: Here's How to Improve Them

For me, our current phase of growth (from micro-mini business to small business) has been even more challenging than starting up. I think the reason is that as we started, so much of what we did in our test prep... Read »

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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By Stephanie Mansour, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Should Delegate Your Weaknesses

Why You Should Delegate Your Weaknesses

When you’re starting a business, the term “delegate” can cause you to cringe. As a business owner, you want your hands to be in everything. From personally answering every email to ordering business cards... Read »

Monday, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Are You Really a CEO?

Are You Really a CEO?

Regardless of what maxim you subscribe to that governs your working style, one that applies to all of us is that life is short. But some folks conflate this with it somehow being a race. It isn’t. But I see... Read »

Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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By Nina Interlandi Bell, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Should You Re-Evaluate Your Routine?

Should You Re-Evaluate Your Routine?

One of the reasons a lot of us get into business ownership is that we want control: control over our schedules, control over what we work on and control over our destinies. That's the theory, anyway. In reality,... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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By David Wolinsky

App Shout-Out: Don’t Have a Scanner? Try TurboScan

App Shout-Out: Don’t Have a Scanner? Try TurboScan

A few years ago my printer got busted. Not thinking, I chucked it out instantly. It was $50 and the tray to hold paper was broken off by a cat who lives in my apartment. She’s a tiny five-pound cat, and somehow... Read »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: High Ground Info Session: Turn Your Ideas into Reality

Go to There: High Ground Info Session: Turn Your Ideas into Reality

I always describe Inc. Well as being NBC Chicago’s small-business blog that’s about entrepreneurs and for entrepreneurs, everywhere between planning to quit their day job and planning to sell their first... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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By Marcy Twete, Edited by: David Wolinsky

It’s All About the Money, and Other Hidden Secrets of Every Industry

It’s All About the Money, and Other Hidden Secrets of Every Industry

When you start a business, coaches, advisers and consultants talk a big game about values, principles, mission statements and the like. But as an entrepreneur who regularly refers to my business as one in the... Read »

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Make a Successful Recruiting Video

How to Make a Successful Recruiting Video

Blogging4jobs.com has just posted its second annual list of 12 best and worst recruiting videos, and I thought I’d just weigh in with some additional takeaways for all y’all this might be relevant to. It’s... Read »

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:26 PM
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By Adam Fridman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

My Biggest Takeaway from Social Media Week

My Biggest Takeaway from Social Media Week

Social Media Week is winding down, alas. It has been host to 185 different events focused around different aspects of social media, ranging from sports media, SEO, content marketing, social media in... Read »

Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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By Jamal Jackson, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Are You Misclassifying Your Employees?

Are You Misclassifying Your Employees?

Since the economic downturn began in 2008, companies have been creatively looking to "trim the fat" when it comes to expenses. The recession, coupled with increased business regulations and health care reform... 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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Authors
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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