A HOW-TO BLOG FOR CHICAGO BUSINESS

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
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By Jenny Westerkamp

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Local for Your Holiday Meals

Top 3 Reasons to Buy Local for Your Holiday Meals

With Chicago’s latest holiday “Buy Local” campaign underway and “Small Business Saturday” fast approaching, consumers are buying gifts from local shops more than ever. But with the emphasis on gift-giving...

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013
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By Steve Robinson

How to Be Big on Small Business Day

How to Be Big on Small Business Day

The biggest, small business day of the year is right around the corner with Small Business Saturday happening on Nov. 30. To help you seize the day, here are some recommendations for fine-tuning your email...

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Small Business Center To Go Paperless by 2016

Chicago Small Business Center To Go Paperless by 2016

The City of Chicago will make the Small Business Center paperless by 2016 in an effort to provide efficient services for residents and business owners.

Monday, Sep 23, 2013
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By Haley BeMiller

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Small Business in the City

Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Small Business in the City

Chicago Ideas Week presents Small Business in the City.

Thursday, Mar 7, 2013
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By Michelle Relerford

Small Business Center Opens In Chicago

Small Business Center Opens In Chicago

A new center makes resources available to local entrepreneurs whose dream is to open a small business in Chicago.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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By David Wolinsky

Small Biz Struggling to Access Capital, Report

Small Biz Struggling to Access Capital, Report

The economy might be slowly rebounding, supposedly, and manufacturing in this country seems to be turning around, supposedly, but one area that's still struggling is small business' access to capital.

Monday, Jul 9, 2012
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By Melissa Flynn, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Jumpstart Your Business with a Small Business Improvement Fund

How to Jumpstart Your Business with a Small Business Improvement Fund

“Money is tight!” seems to be the battle cry of every small business owner. Everyone is trying to do more with less luckily there are still some programs out there that can help.

Wednesday, Jun 13, 2012
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By Lindsay Smith

Cook County to Help Minority Business Owners

Cook County to Help Minority Business Owners

Cook County will be giving about a quarter of the county's $800 million in planned capital projects to minority-owned and women-owned businesses in the next three to five years, County Board President Toni...

Monday, May 21, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Britain's Cameron Visits 1871 During NATO

Britain's Cameron Visits 1871 During NATO

Entrepreneurs at Chicago’s new hub for digital start-ups, 1871, got a surprise visit Sunday from British Prime Minister David Cameron prior to the start of the NATO Summit. The Prime Minister spoke with several...

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012
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By David Wolinsky

Mayor Seeks to Slash Biz Licenses

Mayor Seeks to Slash Biz Licenses

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed on Tuesday a consolidation effort that would reduce the number of business licenses in the city from 117 to 49, which means less red tape, less bureaucracy, and less headaches...

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