A HOW-TO BLOG FOR CHICAGO BUSINESS

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...

Sep 30, 2013
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By Mike Sprouse, Edited by: David Wolinsky

Why Branding Matters in 2013

Why Branding Matters in 2013

Fifteen years ago, branding was a lot simpler than it is today. New businesses were more difficult to start. There were no social networks. There were no review sites like Yelp where people could discuss...

Sep 30, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

How to Make a Successful Recruiting Video

How to Make a Successful Recruiting Video

Blogging4jobs.com has just posted its second annual list of 12 best and worst recruiting videos, and I thought I’d just weigh in with some additional takeaways for all y’all this might be relevant to.

Sep 30, 2013
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By Chris Campbell, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Get Your Business Ranking on Tripadvisor

How to Get Your Business Ranking on Tripadvisor

Do you know that TripAdvisor has more than 100 million reviews? That’s more than any other community-based online review site. The reviews cover customer opinions about restaurants, travel destinations...

Sep 27, 2013
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By Steve Robinson, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How To Troubleshoot Your Email Marketing Campaigns

How To Troubleshoot Your Email Marketing Campaigns

For a lot of small businesses, the last quarter of the year drives the bulk of annual sales. This is why many of you have already lined up your end-of-year marketing campaigns.

Sep 26, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Braintree Bought by PayPal for $800 Million

Braintree Bought by PayPal for $800 Million

Braintree, the local company known for developing payment technology to help online businesses process credit card payments, has just been bought by PayPal for a reported $800 million.

Sep 23, 2013
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By David Wolinsky

Do IPOs Always Kill Progress?

Do IPOs Always Kill Progress?

Statistically speaking, very few startups will climb to the level of being bought, being widely covered in the media and eventually also having a very “P” IPO. It is difficult these days to read business...

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