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With closing of Crate and Barrel, plaza merchants concerned

 By Hallie Busta -- Crate and Barrel will close its anchor location at the Plaza del Lago in Wilmette Jan. 30, the company said...

Businesses up technology spending plans: CDW survey

Corporate information technology decision makers were gaining confidence heading into the new year, thanks to rising growth expectations among small and medium size businesses,...

Our view: Groupon’s rebuff a cash vs. king tale

Business is rarely entirely about the money. While Google's alleged $5 billion or $6 billion offer for Groupon would make many of us starry-eyed,...

`Small Business Saturday’ concept takes hold

American Express reports that its campaign to boost sales at small retailers on Saturday, Nov. 27, was effective largely because other groups embraced it....

GlobalBiz: More global expansion how-to from Ed Hamburg

Increasingly, small businesses are targeting a global market. To be successful, it helps to learn from other, experienced firms how to launch an international...

Veterans nab business benefits

Chicago business owner Derryl Caldwell credits his status as a veteran for helping his company weather the recession. Caldwell, a reservist with the Army National...

GrubHub nabs more growth capital

Watch for online restaurant delivery service GrubHub to  continue adding jobs, now that it has raised $11 million in a new round of venture...

Guest column: On helping customers grow

by George F. Brown Jr. In 1970, Walt Kelly's famous comic strip character Pogo used the phrase, We have met the enemy...

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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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