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Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 4:33 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Download This: FindLaw's Guide to Hiring

Download This: FindLaw's Guide to Hiring

Whether you think the economy is sinking or swimming, chances are you're going to need new blood in your company sooner or later. And if you're new to the process of sifting through résumés, cover letters and... Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2011 at 2:06 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Should You Fire Employees for Excessive Online Shopping?

Should You Fire Employees for Excessive Online Shopping?

This all depends on what sort of boss you want to be, but if you have a halfway decent pair of eyes or IT team, you might've noticed some of your employees shopping online for deep discounts (a.k.a. "hot deals")... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How Entrepreneurs Should Pick a Lawyer

How Entrepreneurs Should Pick a Lawyer

Everything you wanted to know about hiring attorneys but were afraid to ask. (Yes, your lawyer should get back to you within 24 hours.) 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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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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