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Belly aims to bring personal touch to loyalty programs for small merchants

Big stores have loyalty programs. Little ones generally don't. But that's changing. Chicago-based Belly has convinced 2,300 businesses to try its digital loyalty platform, which...

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.

Our view: Think of all the good $5 billion from Groupon can do

Count us among those who would encourage Eric Lefkofsky, Brad Keywell and Andrew Mason to take the $5.3 billion Google is rumored to be...

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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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