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Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:51 PM
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By Carlisle Newman

Big Banks on Board for Small Biz Loans

Big Banks on Board for Small Biz Loans

Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced highlighted a commitment by 13 big banks to increase lending for small businesses by a combined $20 billion over the next three years. Read »

Thursday, Sep 15, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Go to There: City Treasurer's Small Business Expo

Go to There: City Treasurer's Small Business Expo

Three winners of the Chicago City Treasurer’s Business Plan Competition – sharing a $10,000 prize - will be unveiled. Read »

Friday, Sep 2, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Lessons for Small Biz Owners from Irene

Lessons for Small Biz Owners from Irene

Even though Chicago is in no danger of hurricane, the lessons provided still stand. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Bank Loans Up, But Not for Small Biz: FDIC

Bank Loans Up, But Not for Small Biz: FDIC

That's not good news for America's economic engine, and likely will have little impact on the country's 9.1 percent unemployment rate. Read »

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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By Carlise Newman

U.S. Credit Downgrade Raises Anxiety for Small Biz

U.S. Credit Downgrade Raises Anxiety for Small Biz

The S&P U.S. debt downgrade will have a long-term impact on small businesses. What to do? Don't panic, but don't rely on banks either, experts say. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Small Businesses are Still Hiring: Survey

Small Businesses are Still Hiring: Survey

Small businesses are lagging behind the economy, but it's not all bad news. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Go to There: City of Chicago: Financing to Grow Your Biz

Go to There: City of Chicago: Financing to Grow Your Biz

The City of Chicago BACP office offers an event on how to find financing for small businesses. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Why You Should Expand Your Office Space Now

Why You Should Expand Your Office Space Now

The weak real estate market can be good news for small business owners needing space. Read »

Friday, Jul 22, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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By Carlise Newman

How to Determine if Your Biz Really Needs Credit

How to Determine if Your Biz Really Needs Credit

How to find out if your business has a debt ceiling problem. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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By Carlise Newman

How to Prep for Default

How to Prep for Default

The deadline for raising the U.S. debt ceiling is looming, and small businesses may be the hardest hit. How can they prepare? Read »

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