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Bankers bearish on U.S. IPO market: BDO

  While early  projections for IPOs in 2012 aren't promising, Lee Graul of BDO USA points out that investor confidence can change quickly. By Ann Meyer   The...

Through social media, small businesses connect, promote and learn

By Hillary Markow Jewish Business News -- Six months before it opened its doors for business, Uva Spa & Wine Boutique had Facebook fans. Less than...

Groupon adds female Google exec as COO

Groupon has hired Margo Georgiadis, vice president of global sales planning and technology at Google, as its new chief operating officer, Crain's Chicago Business...

Incubators help Chicago startups share costs

By Hallie Busta When Nicolas Ibarzabal isn t selling empanadas out of his newly launched food truck, he preparing his Argentine fare in a shared-used kitchen on the city West Side. As co-owner of 5411 Empanadas, Ibarzabal joins a growing number of Chicago-area entrepreneurs setting up in shared facilities that charge less rent and offer more services than typical office buildings. The facilities run the gamut from traditional business incubators to fashion studios.

Groupon to go mobile: Crain’s

Groupon  plans to launch a mobile location-based version of its daily deals, Crain's Chicago Business reported today. One out of four Groupon users access...

Deal site drawbacks spawn new startups

By Ann Meyer Count Chicago entrepreneur Kris Petersen among those who have lost money on Groupon and LivingSocial  vouchers by not redeeming them before they...

Groupon, other deal sites move upscale

Social buying websites including Chicago-based Groupon are targeting higher-income customers by offering more upscale deals, Bloomberg News  reported. We are finding...

Patience pays off for firms that say `no’ to suitors

Groupon's decision not to sell to Google last year might be a good omen. A New York Times article relates several recent examples of...

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Women founders share war stories to inspire persistence

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