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3 key lessons for franchising your business

  By Shelly Sun Guest columnist I was a 30-year-old vice president in a multibillion dollar company on a steady career track when I discovered that life...

Electric bike start-up cruises on sustainable energy

John LeStarge says his two-wheelers can beat public buses on crowded city streets. Sporting batteries that propel them at speeds up to 20 mph, the...

Entrepreneurs team up to spur local sales, jobs

Elster started Crop To Cup coffee to help support family farmers in Uganda, while Heins' Bean & Body makes health-conscious coffee and tea beverages sold in cans. Both are hoping to jump on the locally produced food bandwagon to get products made by small Chicago-based companies noticed by corporate customers.

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Masked merchants re-open Friday at Woodfield Mall after two-month hiatus

A security guard stationed at the entrance to Woodfield Mall was prepared...
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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

"You have what it takes to triumph. You may not know it....

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