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Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Do IPOs Always Kill Progress?

Do IPOs Always Kill Progress?

Statistically speaking, very few startups will climb to the level of being bought, being widely covered in the media and eventually also having a very “P” IPO. It is difficult these days to read business news... Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 11:15 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Will You Sign the Intern Bill of Rights?

Will You Sign the Intern Bill of Rights?

I owe my entire career to internships. When I first graduated college, I read a Stephen Colbert interview in The Onion in which the host talked about his post-college days, working at The Second City’s box... Read »

Friday, Sep 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Fox & Obel Declares Bankruptcy

Fox & Obel Declares Bankruptcy

Chicago grocery institution Fox & Obel filed for bankruptcy on Thursday. Reportedly, the company owes the IRS around $382,000, food supplier Sysco $345,000 and is also in debt to its management company for... Read »

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 3:34 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Put This On Your Radar, Career-Shifters: ADMCi

Put This On Your Radar, Career-Shifters: ADMCi

ADMCi stands for the American Design and Master-Craft initiative, and it’s a new school on Wacker that bills itself as “the school for digital craftsmanship.” It’s just down the river from 1871, incubated in... Read »

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 3:29 PM
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By Claire Cretors, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Working with Family: Three Generations of Advice

Working with Family: Three Generations of Advice

Being the daughter half of the mother and daughter team running a leading national snack manufacturing organization, I often get asked “How do you make working with family work?" Working in a family business... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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By Denise W. Barreto, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Should Learn to Say "No"

Why You Should Learn to Say

One of the toughest words to utilize in an entrepreneur’s vocabulary is "no." Yet it is one of the most important words for an entrepreneur to use -- and use regularly. Often known for overextending and burning... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Small-Biz Hiring Optimism Rising: Study

Small-Biz Hiring Optimism Rising: Study

Thinking of hiring? You aren’t alone. Read »

Monday, Sep 9, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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By Jamal Jackson, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Should You Safeguard Your Ideas with an NDA?

Should You Safeguard Your Ideas with an NDA?

When running a business, it’s critical to understand what assets you have and how to protect them. An asset is anything of economic value owned or controlled by a person/organization. Whether you're a new... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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By David Wolinsky

A Peek Inside: PLUGIN

A Peek Inside: PLUGIN

PLUGIN is one of many up-and-coming co-working spaces that have been cropping up around the Chicagoland area. Let’s take a look at what makes PLUGIN different from the rest and and more special. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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By Melissa Flynn, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Survive Your Crunch Time

How to Survive Your Crunch Time

As any mom can tell you, life seems to be more of balancing act than achieving work-life balance. Trying to keep all the balls in the air and doing it well can be exhausting. Back to school time can add greatly... Read »

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