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Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Illinois Small Business Loans on the Rise: Report

Illinois Small Business Loans on the Rise: Report

We all know the economy sucks. You don’t need me to tell you that. I wouldn’t say it’s exactly been recovering, but there are signs that things are looking up for small businesses. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Tumblr More Popular Among Youngsters than Facebook: Survey

Tumblr More Popular Among Youngsters than Facebook: Survey

If you want to reach consumers under the age of 20 and still think Facebook is the best method — think again. According to a recent survey carried out by Y Combinator’s Garry Tan and one of their sponsored... Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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By David Wolinsky

What 2013’s Job Landscape is Shaping Up Like

What 2013’s Job Landscape is Shaping Up Like

The meetings are already starting. People are back in the offices. The holidays are officially over folks. Not only that, but we also apparently know (roughly) what to expect from the job market in the coming... Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How Small Business Will Be Spending in 2013: Survey

How Small Business Will Be Spending in 2013: Survey

Do you know where you’ll be investing your moolah this year? Well, according to a new infographic released by MyCorporation.com, you can find out whether you’re in the majority, the minority or completely alone.... Read »

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Social Media Doesn’t Impact Online Sales: Report

Social Media Doesn’t Impact Online Sales: Report

This is a weird one, and maybe not necessarily taken as gospel, but checkit: IBM Smarter Commerce, which tracks sales for 500 of the top retail sites is is reporting that “social media made up less than 1... Read »

Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Working From the Bed Becoming More Common

Working From the Bed Becoming More Common

Hey, being self-employed is the greatest. You can set your own hours, work from home and, heck, you don't even have to work at a desk, man. It's amazing! Hey wait a minute! I'm self-employed! Let me tell you... Read »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Analysts: Groupon’s Finances to Get Worse Before/If it gets Better

Analysts: Groupon’s Finances to Get Worse Before/If it gets Better

When choosing a word to sum up Groupon’s current state of affairs, “collapse” might come to mind. But that isn’t quite the most accurate way of putting it. Groupon is more like a caterpillar in a daily... Read »

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 at 7:43 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Remote Workers Get More Done: Study

Remote Workers Get More Done: Study

This is hard to convince my friends of, but, according to the Harvard Business Review, "people who work remotely… [are] more engaged and committed to their work and rates their leaders the highest." This little... Read »

Monday, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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By David Wolinsky

TV Ads More Impactful Than Online Ones: Study

TV Ads More Impactful Than Online Ones: Study

"TV advertising made the greatest impact in 2012 for the fourth year in a row," says a new study from Deloitte, one of the major professional services audit firms. However, it should be noted that a TV industry... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012 at 4:15 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Social Media Actually Increases Workplace Productivity: Study

Social Media Actually Increases Workplace Productivity: Study

Still think social media is a big fat waste of time? Guess again. According to a new report by USA Today that uses the Chicago-based Trunk Club as a centerpiece example, social media can make companies more... Read »

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