Innovation

Beverage entrepreneurs jump on functional bandwagon

 By Ann Meyer After tiring of wasting time trying to fall asleep, Chuck Hamman created his…

Former Pepsico exec bootstraps national launch of innovative beverage

By Ann Meyer Scott Lerner is proving you don’t need big bucks to muscle a new…

After years in the making, Payment Pathways’ Greenlist prepares for production

By Ann Meyer As merchants rely on transactions from mobile apps, entrepreneur Richard O’Brien expects demand…

Test prep apps target growing student market

Ashish Rangnekar and Ujjwal Gupta, founders of technology company Watermelon Express, said they weren't trying to…

Obama Signs JOBS Act Opening Door to Up to $1 Million in Crowdfunding

Obama Signs JOBS Act Opening Door to Up to $1 Million in Crowdfunding President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law the bipartisan JOBS Act, short for Jumpstart Our Business Startups, which is designed to create jobs over time by easing access to capital for businesses. Citing the success of…

State health plan covers pre-existing conditions

State health plan covers pre-existing conditions Eight months after government-run insurance plans took effect for those with pre-existing conditions, many consumers aren’t aware of their existence, The New York Times reported. The plans, which were required by health care reform legislation and…

10 years after 9/11, security still top of mind

10 years after 9/11, security still top of mind By Ann Meyer — Chicago photographer Jimmy Fishbein hasn’t forgotten the terrorist attacks that struck New York 10 years ago, where his photography studio was located at the time. Fishbein lost just about everything, including his…

Study: Occupations remain racially segregated

Study: Occupations remain racially segregated  An Economic Policy Institute study indicates black men earn lower wages than their white counterparts due to occupational segregation, the Chicago Sun-Times reported today. The study suggests about 87 percent of U.S. occupations are racially segregated,…

Illinois organizations awarded for environmental efforts

Illinois organizations awarded for environmental efforts Submitted by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Twenty-five Illinois companies and organizations have been honored for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the economy. The Governor’s Sustainability Awards were…

Entrepreneurs’ motivation may determine job creation prospects

Entrepreneurs’ motivation may determine job creation prospects

It pays to know the difference between “necessity” entrepreneurs and “opportunity” entrepreneurs, Eva Pereira suggests in a Forbes…

Entrepreneurs build wealth in China

Growing European e-commerce market presents opportunity

Beverage entrepreneurs jump on functional bandwagon

Beverage entrepreneurs jump on functional bandwagon

 By Ann Meyer After tiring of wasting time trying to fall asleep, Chuck Hamman created his own liquid…

Former Pepsico exec bootstraps national launch of innovative beverage

WOMEN IN BUSINESS
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