A HOW-TO BLOG FOR CHICAGO BUSINESS

Apr 30, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

How to Get Kicked off Etsy

How to Get Kicked off Etsy

In some of my other writing gigs, I cross paths with many people who sell video game-inspired handmade goods on Etsy, the e-commerce website for handmade or vintage arts and crafts. The rule at the publication...

Apr 3, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

How Far Can Bosses Take At-Will Laws When Firing?

How Far Can Bosses Take At-Will Laws When Firing?

NBC Miami recently picked up the story of a Deerfield Beach law firm that laid off 14 employees for wearing orange shirts to work. I will repeat that: A Deerfield Beach law firm fired 14 of its workers for...

Apr 3, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

How Akira Sold a $1,000 Gown in 30 Seconds

How Akira Sold a $1,000 Gown in 30 Seconds

Crain's recently wrote up a story so short and tidy about why you should use social media that it's practically a fable. Akira co-founder Erikka Wang told the publication about how her boutique -- which is known...

Mar 27, 2012
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By Marcus Riley

Chicago's Mad Men and Women

TresAwesome.com's Emma Arnold seeks Mad Men-inspired style at Chicago's Leo Burn... See Full Gallery

Mar 22, 2012
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By Amy Olson, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Assemble a Successful Fashion Event or Runway Show

How to Assemble a Successful Fashion Event or Runway Show

Fashion shows come in all shapes, sizes and most importantly: budgets. Many times emerging designers will pull the trigger on a show, not knowing the scope of time and hours of production involved and,...

Mar 16, 2012
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By Marcus Riley

Just One Drink: Borris Powell

Just One Drink: Borris Powell

Chicago designer seamlessly progresses to next stage of career.

Mar 22, 2012
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By Rachel Gillman, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Craft an Ironclad Business Model

How to Craft an Ironclad Business Model

Making your clients look good is critical for every entrepreneur. Pop Beauty Co-Founder Ashley Condron knows this. As a professional hair stylist in Chicago, she provides beauty lessons, training seminars and...

Apr 7, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

A Peek Inside Threadless' Facility

A Peek Inside Threadless' Facility

A few weeks ago, the ever shape-shifting and enterprising Threadless invited me over to their West Loop facility to see how the T-shirt sausage is made. Here's a photo tour of what all goes down in their...

Feb 7, 2012
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By Marcus Riley

Chicago Designer Picked For NY Fashion Week

Chicago Designer Picked For NY Fashion Week

Elise Bergman to show at the Diet Pepsi Style Studio Runway Show.

Jan 27, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Akira's Empire Expands to Indiana, Hyde Park

Akira's Empire Expands to Indiana, Hyde Park

Not all companies are taking it on the chin in this rough economy. Akira, the Chicago-based clothing boutique, has lots of plans to expand in an impressive way in the coming year. More specifically, Crain's...

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