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Ifbyphone finds growth in call management

  By Ann Meyer If you think the  growth of the Internet and text messaging have wiped out the need for phone calls, think again. One...

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...

Investment bankers predict flat growth in IPOs

Submitted by BDO USA CHICAGO   “  According to a new study by  BDO  USA LLP one of the nation leading...

Angel investor market picks up: UNH analysis

Submitted by the Center for Venture Research DURHAM, N.H. “ Following a considerable contraction in investment dollars in 2008 and 2009, the angel...

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...

Seasoned entrepreneurs forecast disruptive technology will fuel new startups

By Ann Meyer For SmallBusinessExecutive Expect to see rapid change in Chicago's business community in the coming year, as technology disrupts old industries. "Think about what the...

Capital constraints deter job creation: poll

By Ann Meyer With President Barack Obama expected to announce a jobs act Thursday night, experts said what small businesses want most is access to...

Quinn approves new Illinois tech fund to attract capital for high-growth firms

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a bill creating the Technology Development Account II, which will use money from the state Treasurer...

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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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