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Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 at 3:16 PM
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By Courtney O'Callaghan

Company Debuts Healthcare Tech Remedy

Company Debuts Healthcare Tech Remedy

Healthcare documents are still written and kept in files make the process slow moving. This discussion focused on how technology will change the process from emergency to the care of the patient Read »

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013 at 2:16 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Should You Sell Directly Through YouTube?

Should You Sell Directly Through YouTube?

Multi-channel network and YouTube technology partner ZEFR is teaming up with Fuisz Media Group to bring the latter’s “patented pixel technology” to YouTube. All these names and vague terms may sound like a... Read »

Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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By Matt McCormick, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Always Need to be Thinking of New Services to Offer

Why You Always Need to be Thinking of New Services to Offer

Five months ago my company was struggling. Our top service, iPhone repairs, had slowly declined for reasons we couldn't control. In February 2013, we had our darkest moment as a company -- we lost a lot of money... Read »

Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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By Adam Fridman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

High School ChiTech Educates Chicago’s Future Entrepreneurs

High School ChiTech Educates Chicago’s Future Entrepreneurs

It’s no secret that Chicago has been thrust to the front of public education debates. Between the Chicago Public School strike last year and the current controversy surrounding CPS school closings, notorious... Read »

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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By David Wolinsky

A Peek Inside: West Monroe Partners

A Peek Inside: West Monroe Partners

Located not on West Monroe but rather West Adams, West Monroe Partners is a tech consulting firm that "helps companies solve their most complex challenges so they can adapt, shift gears and thrive." It also has... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why You Should Have a Website (But Might Not Need a Social Media Presence)

Why You Should Have a Website (But Might Not Need a Social Media Presence)

Apparently, this needs to be said, because according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 75.2 percent of businesses in this country, as of May 9, 2012, don’t have a website. How is this possible? Read »

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Why iOS is a Mixed Bag for Your Next App

Why iOS is a Mixed Bag for Your Next App

Just in case you’re in the camp of folks thinking of funneling your cash into developing an app for the iOS, here’s a quick primer on the current climate on the company Steve Jobs helped make so, so successful.... Read »

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Go to There: Next Door’s WordPress Jumpstart

Go to There: Next Door’s WordPress Jumpstart

If you’re running your own business, chances are you’re also (probably) running your own website. But even the best Renaissance men and women and children aren’t expert at everything. It’s doubtful marketing,... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 2:07 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is Leading the Pack With our Youth

How Tribeca Flashpoint Academy is Leading the Pack With our Youth

A lot of people know about Tribeca Flashpoint Academy, the hip two-year college that offers students degrees in just about anything you can think of in the multimedia world. But in the last six months or so,... Read »

Monday, Jan 7, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Why Juking Your YouTube Stats is Very, Very Wrong

Why Juking Your YouTube Stats is Very, Very Wrong

While many of us were opening gifts and engaging in Festivus (for the rest of us!), Universal Music Group and Sony found themselves getting a great big old lump of coal in is stocking in the way of having two... Read »

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Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

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Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

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Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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