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Why more women are becoming entrepreneurs

Access to business resources and advances in technology are encouraging women to start businsses, says Chicago small business consultant Holly Katko. Business owners are utilizing cloud computing and business communication solutions that don't require the infrastructure costs of high-priced computer equipment. Entrepreneurs can build their business more quickly and spend less.

Fast growing women-led firms employ 27,000

BrightStar Care, a Gurnee, Ill.-based staffing services firm owned by Shelly Sun, was named the fastest-growing woman-led business in North America in April. The...

Illinois lags in development of women-owned business — but why?

Illinois might be ranked fifth in the nation in  number of women-owned businesses, but the state has some catching up to do in other...

Women-owned businesses outpacing most in job, revenue growth: Amex report

The growth in the number (up 54 percent), employment (up 9 percent) and revenues (up 58 percent) of women-owned firms over the past 15 years exceeds the growth rates of all but the largest, publicly-traded firms. As of 2012, it is estimated that there are more than 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States, generating nearly $1.3 trillion in revenues and employing nearly 7.7 million people, according to the second annual "State of Women-Owned Businesses Report," commissioned by American Express OPEN.

Resolve to create wicked success in 2012

Business owner Vickie Milazzo offers advice to women entrepreneurs on finding success. Photo courtesy of Vickie Milazzo. By Vickie Milazzo Guest columnist 2011 is drawing to a...

How to break through business malaise

By Suzanne Ross Guest columnist It not news that people are tired of being marketed and sold to in the traditional manner. Yet...

Women share tales from the front at entrepreneurial conference

-- Count Sherrie Matthews among those rare women business owners who have passed the $1 million mark in annual revenue and are forecasting more. In...

Mentoring can push businesses to new markets

By Ann Meyer Entrepreneur Shelly Sun would rather learn from someone else mistakes than make her own on the path to expansion. That...

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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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