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Wednesday, Jul 31, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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By Marcy Twete, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Interns Leaving? Here’s What You Should Do to Say Goodbye

Interns Leaving? Here’s What You Should Do to Say Goodbye

With the end of summer comes the end of summer interns in offices everywhere. For many businesses, especially start-ups, summer interns are key players. My own business has been significantly improved this... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:23 AM
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By Nina Interlandi Bell, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Should You Stay Small or Go Big?

Should You Stay Small or Go Big?

My husband (co-owner of Tweedle Press) and I spend a lot of time talking about happiness. Where to get more of it? What does it look like? Who's got it and what's their secret? We're actually pretty happy... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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By Monika Witek, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Shouldn't Take Things in Business Personally

Why You Shouldn't Take Things in Business Personally

In any type of business, one encounters different personalities. Some that you gravitate towards and others that you just don't connect with. This is instinctual. It is our mind's way of protecting us and... Read »

Friday, Jul 26, 2013 at 1:47 PM
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By Monika Witek, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Deal with Difficult Clients

How to Deal with Difficult Clients

We all have encountered that difficult client who from our point of view is demanding and abrasive. But when you are an entrepreneur, you do not have the luxury of declining an opportunity to make money. But the... Read »

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 1:31 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Hang One of Those Business Swings You’re Always Hearing About

How to Hang One of Those Business Swings You’re Always Hearing About

Longtime “Simpsons” fans know all about business hammocks. And if not, well, hey, thanks to the Internet here’s all the context you need for what’s up next in this post - a quick transcript from the episode that... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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By Melissa Flynn, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Share the Sandbox - Part Two

How to Share the Sandbox - Part Two

Collaboration is a great tool and can be a key component to the success of an organization. As I stated in my last post, the need for clear communication is absolutely essential to the success of any... Read »

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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By Sanjib Sahoo, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How Startups Can Balance Risks While Adopting New Technologies

How Startups Can Balance Risks While Adopting New Technologies

In Chicago, a startup is born every 48 hours. The perceived view of being un-tech-sexy, un-cool and value-driven is changing with several cool technology startups emerging in the Groupon era. Few companies... Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Are you Delusional? You Should Be

Are you Delusional? You Should Be

Folks, entrepreneurship is rough stuff. I’ve written about it, my contributors have written about it and you live it like we do. How you get through it and persevere and believe in your vision is up to you, but... Read »

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013 at 1:56 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Assure Your Résumé Gets Read

How to Assure Your Résumé Gets Read

Yes, I just did a whole series on things not to do in job interviews and I want to stay away from that well for a while, but this came across my desk and thought it would also be good to share — especially since... Read »

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2013 at 5:21 PM
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By Monika Witek, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Must Take Care of You, the Entrepreneur

Why You Must Take Care of You, the Entrepreneur

Whether you are first starting out or have an established business, long hours spent working and worrying are a natural part of the process. The theory of working extremely hard and focusing on your clients is a... Read »

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What We Cover
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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