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Monday, Nov 4, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Lollapalooza To Help Attract Students, Firms To Chicago Tech Sector

Lollapalooza To Help Attract Students, Firms To Chicago Tech Sector

Chicago will host tech students and venture capital firms in conjunction with this year's festival. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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By Carlise Newman

Grubhub Grabs $50 Million in Capital

Grubhub Grabs $50 Million in Capital

Grubhub secures $50 million in funding to expand mobile apps. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2011 at 5:07 PM
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By David Wolinsky

No Clear Answers for State's Venture-Capital Needs

No Clear Answers for State's Venture-Capital Needs

The General Assembly passed a new bill that'll make it easier to attract talent, but not keep it. Read »

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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By Carlise Newman

More VC Interest for Excelerate Labs

More VC Interest for Excelerate Labs

Excelerate Labs gets capital infusion from VC firms including Lightbank. Read »

Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1:52 PM
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By Carlise Newman

How to Switch Gears in Your Biz

How to change your business direction if it isn't working. Read »

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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By Carlise Newman

Is Your Company Ready to pitch VC Firms?

Is Your Company Ready to pitch VC Firms?

Sittercity gets $22.6 million in VC funding. What should a business owner consider before pitching to VC firms? 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

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

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

Food Business

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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