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Business ethics: A matter of principle

How America conducts business has been called into question during the current economic crisis. Greed, ambition and poor regulation frequently have been raised, while ethics “ or the lack of -- doesn't always make the news. Writing for Jewish Business News, Chicago journalist Jodie Jacobs asked five Chicago experts to share their views on the role of ethics in business.

How to manage nasty word-of-mouth reviews

Ideally we would all love to avoid negative reviews in the first place. To defray them, be sure to post positive reviews. Ask the happy customers to write a review, but never pay for it.

Business owners optimistic, but slow to hire

Submitted by SurePayroll Nationwide,  SurePayroll  Scorecard data shows  hiring in March was  down   0.2 percent from the prior month, but paycheck size remained flat....

Economic outlook mixed: Kauffman Foundation survey

Submitted by the Kauffman Foundation (KANSAS CITY, MO.) April 3, 2012   ” Despite remaining generally confident about the prognosis for their own businesses,...

Businesses lean on technology to cut gas usage

By Ann Meyer Fibrenew franchise owner Ivar Vankemenade has lessened the brunt of the recent spike in gas prices by relying on technology to help...

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.

How to avoid the curse of complacency

By Darryl Rosen Guest columnist Change isn't easy, nor is it comfortable. But it is a fact of life ” and a requirement of...

How to run more productive meetings

By Mike Richardson Guest columnist Technology is constantly speeding up the pace of business. Decisions once delayed for weeks are now made in seconds thanks to...

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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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