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Business ethics: A matter of principle

How America conducts business has been called into question during the current economic crisis. Greed, ambition and poor regulation frequently have been raised, while ethics – or the lack of — doesn’t always make the news. Writing for Jewish Business News, Chicago journalist Jodie Jacobs asked five Chicago experts to share their views on the role of ethics in business.

How to manage nasty word-of-mouth reviews

How to manage nasty word-of-mouth reviews

Ideally we would all love to avoid negative reviews in the first place. To defray them, be sure to post positive reviews. Ask the happy customers to write a review, but never pay for it.

Intellectual Property Drives U.S. Economic Growth: Commerce Dept.

Submitted by the U.S. Commerce Department WASHINGTON – The U.S. Commerce Department today released a comprehensive report entitled “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus,” which finds that intellectual property-intensive industries support at least 40 million jobs and contribute more than $5 trillion dollars – or 34.8 percent of – U.S. gross domestic product […]

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 American inventors and entrepreneurs such as Graham Bell and Henry Ford, Obama predicted the act will be a “game […]

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 investor market continued to recover in 2011, a trend that began in 2010 in investment dollars and in the number of investments, according to the 2011 Angel Market Analysis released by the […]