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Manufacturing technology exhibitors show foreign strength

Manufacturing technology exhibitors show foreign strength

   By Michael Muth GlobalBiz Columnist I attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place Sept. 10 through 15 with the intention of finding out where the state of Illinois stands in the potential revival of manufacturing in America and how Illinois manufacturing companies are competing in global markets.  I attended an event last […]

Ifbyphone finds growth in call management

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 of the fastest-growing small businesses in the nation routes more than 15 million minutes of phone calls in a typical month, and it’s not in the traditional phone business. […]

Why unleashing your inner entrepreneur is the only way out of this mess

When half of college graduates can’t find jobs, and those of us who do have jobs can barely pay the bills, the system is clearly broken. The only solution is to shift to a whole new way of thinking about work and wealth. Here are 15 surprisingly simple laws that can help anyone become a successful entrepreneur.

Lisa Price to keynote WBDC awards event

Press release submitted by Women’s Business Development Center CHICAGO, IL, August 2012 – Lisa Price, founder of the multi-million-dollar company Carol’s Daughter (named after her mother Carol), headquartered in New York, N.Y., will deliver the keynote address at the 26th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon during the 26th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, presented by […]

Belly aims to bring personal touch to loyalty programs for small merchants

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 awards consumers with points for their purchases and helps companies come up with memorable ways to reward customers, founder and CEO Logan LaHive said. Personal touch By getting creative, small […]