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Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Report: 18 of the Nation's Top-Grossing Black-Owned Businesses in Chicago

Report: 18 of the Nation's Top-Grossing Black-Owned Businesses in Chicago

Black Enterprise magazine's fortieth anniversary issue hit stands not long ago, marking the continuation of an annual tradition for the publication: The BE100s, a "comprehensive analysis [that] includes a total... Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Small Biz Confidence Rising: Report

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"Close to four in 10 Chicago small business owners are confident that their local economy will improve over the next 12 months," according to the inaugural Small Business Owner Report just released by Bank of... Read »

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Illinois Named Third Worst for Businesses

Illinois Named Third Worst for Businesses

Turns out the second city is the third worst when it comes to ranking states by how good they are to do business in. Illinois took the most dubious of bronze medals in a recent national survey of CEOs in... Read »

Friday, Apr 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How to Fix a Lack of Communication in Your Office

How to Fix a Lack of Communication in Your Office

Startups and small companies are like families, and those relationships can crumble if they're not properly maintained. And, well, you can't maintain those relationships without communication. All that starts at... Read »

Friday, Apr 13, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Why Facebook Is Good for Productivity

Why Facebook Is Good for Productivity

Wellness blog Keas has a doozy of an infographic up in a recent post, and it's another one of those "people need distractions to be more effective" epiphanies I've reported on before. This time it's about... Read »

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Small Business Hiring Trending Downwards

Chicago Small Business Hiring Trending Downwards

The results are in from the most recent SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard -- a report that measures the state of the U.S. small-biz economy -- and they're not so great for the Midwest. Both hiring and pay... Read »

Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Study: Stressed Bosses "More Abusive to Employees"

Study: Stressed Bosses

Maybe you should've gotten your boss a speedbag for Christmas. It might send the message that, "Hey, you're kinda fat," but really, it's to everyone else's benefit that The Man is trim and doesn't get winded... Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Groupon Unpopular with Small Businesses: Survey

Groupon Unpopular with Small Businesses: Survey

Someone should give Groupon a hug. Its stock has slid to $21.74 after climbing near $30 earlier this month, and now it's getting a two-pronged slam from small businesses from around the world. Read »

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 at 4:19 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why You Shouldn't Block Shopping Sites for the Holidays

Why You Shouldn't Block Shopping Sites for the Holidays

Thinking of blocking certain sites at your office to prevent your employees from doing their holiday shopping on your dime? According to a new study by Robert Half Technology, you wouldn't be alone: 60... Read »

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Deciphering the Job Fair Puzzle

Deciphering the Job Fair Puzzle

It might sound obvious, sure, but the specifics found in this study are still jarring. Read »

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