A HOW-TO BLOG FOR CHICAGO BUSINESS

Oct 21, 2013
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By Adam Clemence, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Choose Your Social Media Voice

How to Choose Your Social Media Voice

All writers, comedians, and orators need to “find their voice.” The same is true for social media platforms, especially if you’re looking to drive engagement. As I’ve learned during my time running social media...

Oct 11, 2013
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By Nina Interlandi-Bell, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Should Pick Your Social Media Battles

Why You Should Pick Your Social Media Battles

The Internet: simultaneously exciting and exhausting, useful and useless. Social media, in particular, is a hot topic these days for businesses large and small. You can try to tackle it all yourself, slough...

Oct 8, 2013
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By Mike Muhney, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Whatever You Do, You're in Sales (and that's OK)

Whatever You Do, You're in Sales (and that's OK)

Any successful salesperson will tell you that “sales” is about relationships. And more often than not, the better your relationships, the better your sales. But what about professionals without the word "sales"...

Oct 8, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

App Shout-Out: Don’t Have a Scanner? Try TurboScan

App Shout-Out: Don’t Have a Scanner? Try TurboScan

A few years ago my printer got busted. Not thinking, I chucked it out instantly. It was $50 and the tray to hold paper was broken off by a cat who lives in my apartment. She’s a tiny five-pound cat, and somehow...

Oct 7, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

What We Talk About When We Talk About Networking

What We Talk About When We Talk About Networking

The other big hat — and I wear many large hats — I wear is my Second City-teaching/web series-producing/comedy-in-general hat. What it has in common with my small-biz hat is, well, actually, a lot.

Oct 7, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Martha Stewart vs. Apple PR

Martha Stewart vs. Apple PR

No matter how progressive we may think brands are getting, nobody likes having bad things about them being said on the Internet. Only, wait, the Internet is a veritable rainbow of sass, overflowing at any given...

Oct 4, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Startup Kickstarter Watch: Hale Dreamer

Chicago Startup Kickstarter Watch: Hale Dreamer

Even though everyone and their kid brother has a Kickstarter these days, the site still stands as an important testament to the entrepreneurial spirit — and just how many people have good ideas and how few...

Oct 2, 2013
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By Jennifer Fortney, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why You Need to be Telling Your Story, Not Selling

Why You Need to be Telling Your Story, Not Selling

It’s no surprise that over my years in journalism and public relations I have watched a lot change. And I mean a lot. There was a time when it really truly mattered who I knew in the media, and while those...

Oct 1, 2013
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By Steve Robinson, Edited by: David Wolinsky

What to Know Before You Quit Your Job

What to Know Before You Quit Your Job

Ah, the lure of being your own boss -- the freedom, the flexibility, and frankly, the fear. If you’re seriously considering joining the swelling ranks of the self-employed, you already know that you need a solid...

Oct 1, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Take Your Startup to the World with Global Challenge Cup

Take Your Startup to the World with Global Challenge Cup

1871 is teaming up with D.C.’s 1776, an organization just blocks from the White House focused on helping entrepreneurs for the Challenge Cup, a “global competition to identify and celebrate the most promising...

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