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As Senate fails to repeal 1099 rule, opposition mounts

Small business groups are grumbling about the Senate's failure to repeal a 1099 tax-filing rule that will create a mountain of paperwork when it...

Steadfast Networks acquires Radius

Chicago data center Steadfast Networks has made its third acquisition of the year, buying consulting firm Radius IT to better serve the financial services...

Veterans nab business benefits

Chicago business owner Derryl Caldwell credits his status as a veteran for helping his company weather the recession. Caldwell, a reservist with the Army National...

GrubHub nabs more growth capital

Watch for online restaurant delivery service GrubHub to  continue adding jobs, now that it has raised $11 million in a new round of venture...

Economy slows funding cycle, yet opportunities remain

The moment entrepreneurs accept outside capital, they need a strategy for paying back their investors.  Ideally, angel funding leads to venture capital, then private...

SBA loan gives Hyde Park animal clinic new life

When the Hyde Park Animal Clinic was forced to move after losing its longtime home in Harper Court following the mall ...

Micro-loans offered to Evanston businesses

The Evanston Community Development Corp. is offering a limited number of loans to Evanston-based small businesses seeking to improve and expand their operations. ...

Inc. 5000 names Chicago-area companies

Coyote Logistics of Lake Forest is the fastest-growing company in the Chicago area and sixth in the nation in revenue growth, according to Inc....

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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

If the federal government pledge to give unemployed workers an extra $600 a week has...

Women founders share war stories to inspire persistence

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