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Five tips for better decision-making

  By Larry Bloom Guest columnist Having spent 30-plus years successfully growing a small company to over $700 million in revenue and selling to thousands of small...

Eight out of 10 startups foresee pickup in profits: Kauffman survey

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  Feb. 15, 2011 ” Owners of startup companies are surprisingly optimistic about 2012, according to the first Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup...

10 tips for overcoming obstacles

Immigrant entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David offers10 practical ways for entrepreneurs to keep going in the face of adversity.

Mid-market M&A survey participants wanted

Submitted by Joseph Feldman Associates Joseph Feldman Associates has launched a national survey of middle-market executives and their advisers to learn more about their greatest...

SBA to offer web chat on starting a business

Submitted by the U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON “ The U.S. Small Business Administration February web chat will offer business...

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...

Employer survey forecasts higher pay, staffing

The survey shows employers optimism both for the overall economy as well as their own businesses, said Mary Lynn Fayoumi, president and CEO of the Management Association. As executives continue to manage their organizations through the challenging economy, most plan to trim costs by focusing mainly on process improvement initiatives during 2012.

How to avoid hurting your social media image

By Marsha Friedman Guest columnist -- I remember when the Internet first gained prominence and it became apparent that having a website was essential for any...

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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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