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Thursday, Sep 26, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Braintree Bought by PayPal for $800 Million

Braintree Bought by PayPal for $800 Million

Braintree, the local company known for developing payment technology to help online businesses process credit card payments, has just been bought by PayPal for a reported $800 million. Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Do IPOs Always Kill Progress?

Do IPOs Always Kill Progress?

Statistically speaking, very few startups will climb to the level of being bought, being widely covered in the media and eventually also having a very “P” IPO. It is difficult these days to read business news... Read »

Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 at 3:35 PM
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By Richard Ueberfluss, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why Grand Openings Don’t Need to be Grand

Why Grand Openings Don’t Need to be Grand

When you start your own business, there is a natural temptation to trumpet your accomplishment to the world. Historically, the “go to” tactic was the grand opening celebration. This is still an accepted... Read »

Monday, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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By April Neill, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why Branding Yourself as an Industry Expert is Good for Business

Why Branding Yourself as an Industry Expert is Good for Business

Being perceived as the go-to expert in your field is an important part of running a small business. When people see you as an expert, they are more likely to come to you for advice or when they’re ready to hire... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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By David Wolinsky

A Peek Inside: Echo Global Logistics

A Peek Inside: Echo Global Logistics

Echo Global Logistics sounds like it might be the shell corporation for a James Bond villain's shady dealings, but the Chicago-based company actually up to something far more altruistic: It's a leading provider... Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 12:20 PM
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By Mike Muhney, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Business Requires Fundamentals and Hail Marys

Business Requires Fundamentals and Hail Marys

Some argue that success is the result of hard work, while others believe that it all depends on a bit of luck. Regardless of what the motivational posters of the world would have you believe, true, lasting... Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Draftfcb: Beyond the Screen

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Draftfcb: Beyond the Screen

Chicago Ideas Week is coming back once again, and the third time around we’re all hopefully more savvy about the event and what it offers. But nobody’s an expert, and nobody can be expected to catch possibly... Read »

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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By Chris Campbell, Edited by: David Wolinsky

The Business Owner’s Guide to Spotting Fake Online Reviews

The Business Owner’s Guide to Spotting Fake Online Reviews

Online reviews are an incredibly influential type of content. Studies show that 85 percent of consumers read reviews to determine whether a business is good or not. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 9:44 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Why It Might Be Time To Ditch the Hashtag

Why It Might Be Time To Ditch the Hashtag

According to a new study, 75 percent of social media users use hashtags. If you don’t know, hashtags are phrases or words prefixed with the # symbol, which is a way to group such information — for example,... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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By Luke Tanen, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How Chicago’s Large and Small Companies are Working Together

How Chicago’s Large and Small Companies are Working Together

There has been an explosion of entrepreneurship and start-up creation in Chicago over the past few years. At the same time, our region’s corporate behemoths continue to chug away, expanding into new markets and... Read »

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