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Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Just One Drink: Perry Farrell

Just One Drink: Perry Farrell

Lollapalooza founder discusses Lollapalooza, music, fashion and tequila. Watch »

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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By Marcus Riley
      

Just One Drink: Chef Stephanie Izard

Successful chef, former reality star, keeps her goat rolling. Read »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 1:58 PM
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By Marcus Riley
      

Just One Drink: Cee Lo's Sake

Music superstar discusses promoting liquor brand, The VOICE and his musical future. Read »

Thursday, Aug 2, 2012 at 2:04 PM
Just One Drink: Cee Lo Green

Just One Drink: Cee Lo Green

Superstar singer and reality show star Cee Lo Green talks sake, The Voice and the future of his own music. (Photo courtesy Cindy Barrymore) Watch »

Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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By Marcus Riley
      

How Lisa Frame Made So Yeah Duh a Viral Hit

Frame, a digital director and consultant, initially launched her Tumblr in mid-May as an homage to the other .gif blogs out there, and the premise is simple -- the animated .gif files describe her every day... Read »

Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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By Marcus Riley
      

Just One Drink: Donald Trump

World's most famous entrepreneur offers business tips and lessons. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:26 PM
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By Marcus Riley
      

Chicago Businesswoman Stars in VH1 Show

Chicago businesswoman stars in VH1 reality show "House of Consignment." Read »

Friday, Mar 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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By Marcus Riley
      

Just One Drink: Borris Powell

Chicago designer seamlessly progresses to next stage of career. Read »

Friday, Feb 24, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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By Rachel Gillman, Marcus Riley
      

Just One Drink: R.J. & Jerrod Melman

Successful siblings discuss the power of partnerships. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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By Marcus Riley
      

Just One Drink: Bill & Giuliana Rancic

Reality show couple discusses the process behind opening their Chicago restaurant. Read »

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NBC Chicago's "How-To" start up blog aims to help your entrepreneurial idea germinate and grow into a fully functioning business. Lean on our experts, ask questions and find out best practices to take your passion project professional.

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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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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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