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Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Shouldn't Make New Year’s Resolutions

Why You Shouldn't Make New Year’s Resolutions

A guide to how and what you should be planning on for technology and marketing. Read »

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Celebrating Your Best Client On and Offline

Celebrating Your Best Client On and Offline

On a recent flight from Chicago to San Diego, I reached gold status with Alaska Airlines. This means I fly a lot. The best part is that I didn’t reach Gold after my flight ended; I reached status while flying... Read »

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

The Case for Foursquare over Groupon

The Case for Foursquare over Groupon

Most business owners have thought about Groupon and whether they should take advantage of this marketing medium. What they may not have considered is Foursquare as an alternative, or frankly, even know what... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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By Edited by: David Wolinsky, Jabez Labret

Why You Must Focus on Conversion

Why You Must Focus on Conversion

One of the partners at my firm always says, “I can sell $10 million worth of product right now if I can lose money on every deal.” And this is how most businesses are running their social media, online... Read »

Friday, Nov 18, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

SES Chicago Makes an Impact

SES Chicago Makes an Impact

Thousands of online technology enthusiasts converged on Chicago this week for SES, Search Engine Strategies. Since 1999, SES has served to educate webmasters, digital agencies, online marketers and corporate... Read »

Monday, Nov 14, 2011 at 7:23 AM
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By Jabez Labret , Edited by David Wolinsky

How to Get Popular Blogs to Talk About You

How to Get Popular Blogs to Talk About You

Having a popular blogger talk about your products or services can have a huge impact on your bottom line. Here’s how to find the right bloggers and successful get on their radar. Read »

Friday, Nov 4, 2011 at 1:03 AM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Fan Gating on Facebook: A Missed Opportunity to Grow Your Fan Base

Fan Gating on Facebook: A Missed Opportunity to Grow Your Fan Base

The No. 1 request I get from people about building their Facebook fan page is always: “I want to get thousands of fans as fast as possible.” There is not enough room in one post to talk about proper social... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How a Book Will Increase Your Conversions: Guest

How a Book Will Increase Your Conversions: Guest

Who said print is dead? Read »

Friday, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:52 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Implement QR Codes: Guest

How to Implement QR Codes: Guest

Jabez LeBret points out some common missteps and shrewd workarounds for embracing those funky-looking quick-response swatches. Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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By Jabez LeBret, Edited by: David Wolinsky

The Four Major Parts to Your LinkedIn Profile: Guest

The Four Major Parts to Your LinkedIn Profile: Guest

Jabez LeBret helps make sense of Linkedin's profile essentials and explains how you can get noticed. 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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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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