A HOW-TO BLOG FOR CHICAGO BUSINESS

Jan 21, 2014
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By Steve Robinson

Entrepreneurs Show Off Their Marketing Prowess

Entrepreneurs Show Off Their Marketing Prowess

Since there’s a lot to be gained from looking at what other entrepreneurs are doing to engage their customers, here are four great examples of Chicago businesses embracing email and social media.

Jan 11, 2014
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By Adam Fridman

3 Digital Marketing Tips for Medical Entrepreneurs

3 Digital Marketing Tips for Medical Entrepreneurs

It’s January and flu season is upon us. During this vulnerable and chilly time of the year, every sneeze or sniffle has me running to Dr. Google to help diagnose my symptoms. I know—Google is as much of a doctor...

Jan 2, 2014
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By Steve Robinson

5 Market Predictions You Can’t Ignore

5 Market Predictions You Can’t Ignore

If you follow what’s happening in email and social media, you know 2014 will be a banner year for small businesses that embrace the major shifts currently underway. So while your competition is busy sipping...

Dec 13, 2013
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By Alexandria Fisher

Dominick's Layoffs Could Top 6,000 in Chicago Area

Dominick's Layoffs Could Top 6,000 in Chicago Area

More than 6,000 Dominick’s employees are reportedly facing layoffs as the grocery chain prepares to leave the Chicago area.

Dec 4, 2013
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By Denise Barreto

Mariano's Changing How Chicagoans Shop for Groceries

Mariano's Changing How Chicagoans Shop for Groceries

With the announcement earlier this week of Mariano's Fresh Market's intention to acquire 11 of the 72 soon-to-be shuttered Chicago area Dominick's locations, Mariano's is set to become a leading grocer...

Nov 26, 2013
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By Steve Robinson

Letting Go of Old School Marketing Habits

Letting Go of Old School Marketing Habits

Growing clientele can be challenging for many entrepreneurs. If you’re still holding on to old school ways of marketing and aren’t seeing any growth in your business, you may want to rethink how you’re engaging...

Nov 19, 2013
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By Andy Crestodina

Your Lead Generation Pipeline is Broken: 5 Leaks to Repair

Your Lead Generation Pipeline is Broken: 5 Leaks to Repair

Something’s wrong. The marketing team is busy, the budget is spent, the website looks great, but the leads aren’t flowing in. Here are five examples of the most common problems based on lead generation...

Nov 13, 2013
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By Adam Fridman

How to be a Digital Marketing Expert When You’re Not

How to be a Digital Marketing Expert When You’re Not

Tips for how to become an email marketing pro.

Oct 24, 2013
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By Rebecca Otis, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Measure Social ROI

How to Measure Social ROI

Social media has become a necessary component of almost any marketing plan. But, not all small businesses have the social media resources (time, budget, or professional support) to grow their brand, promote...

Oct 23, 2013
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By Richard Ueberfluss, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Should You Franchise or Go Solo?

Should You Franchise or Go Solo?

When I decided to start my own business, even with a broad business background, I had to determine if I had the skills required to put out a shingle and open my doors for business.

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