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Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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By David Wolinsky

App Shout-Out: Don’t Have a Scanner? Try TurboScan

App Shout-Out: Don’t Have a Scanner? Try TurboScan

A few years ago my printer got busted. Not thinking, I chucked it out instantly. It was $50 and the tray to hold paper was broken off by a cat who lives in my apartment. She’s a tiny five-pound cat, and somehow... Read »

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 11:02 AM
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By David Wolinsky

What We Talk About When We Talk About Networking

What We Talk About When We Talk About Networking

The other big hat — and I wear many large hats — I wear is my Second City-teaching/web series-producing/comedy-in-general hat. What it has in common with my small-biz hat is, well, actually, a lot. But... Read »

Monday, Oct 7, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Martha Stewart vs. Apple PR

Martha Stewart vs. Apple PR

No matter how progressive we may think brands are getting, nobody likes having bad things about them being said on the Internet. Only, wait, the Internet is a veritable rainbow of sass, overflowing at any given... Read »

Friday, Oct 4, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Startup Kickstarter Watch: Hale Dreamer

Chicago Startup Kickstarter Watch: Hale Dreamer

Even though everyone and their kid brother has a Kickstarter these days, the site still stands as an important testament to the entrepreneurial spirit — and just how many people have good ideas and how few of... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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By Jennifer Fortney, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Need to be Telling Your Story, Not Selling

Why You Need to be Telling Your Story, Not Selling

It’s no surprise that over my years in journalism and public relations I have watched a lot change. And I mean a lot. There was a time when it really truly mattered who I knew in the media, and while those... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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By Steve Robinson, Edited by: David Wolinsky

What to Know Before You Quit Your Job

What to Know Before You Quit Your Job

Ah, the lure of being your own boss -- the freedom, the flexibility, and frankly, the fear. If you’re seriously considering joining the swelling ranks of the self-employed, you already know that you need a solid... Read »

Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013 at 4:44 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Take Your Startup to the World with Global Challenge Cup

Take Your Startup to the World with Global Challenge Cup

1871 is teaming up with D.C.’s 1776, an organization just blocks from the White House focused on helping entrepreneurs for the Challenge Cup, a “global competition to identify and celebrate the most promising... Read »

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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By Mike Sprouse, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why Branding Matters in 2013

Why Branding Matters in 2013

Fifteen years ago, branding was a lot simpler than it is today. New businesses were more difficult to start. There were no social networks. There were no review sites like Yelp where people could discuss a... Read »

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Make a Successful Recruiting Video

How to Make a Successful Recruiting Video

Blogging4jobs.com has just posted its second annual list of 12 best and worst recruiting videos, and I thought I’d just weigh in with some additional takeaways for all y’all this might be relevant to. It’s... Read »

Monday, Sep 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM
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By Chris Campbell, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Get Your Business Ranking on Tripadvisor

How to Get Your Business Ranking on Tripadvisor

Do you know that TripAdvisor has more than 100 million reviews? That’s more than any other community-based online review site. The reviews cover customer opinions about restaurants, travel destinations,... Read »

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