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Which Counts More: Luck or Determination?

For all that is commonly said about hard work paying off, being in the right place at the right time helps, too. Bob Carmody and his late wife didn’t plan to launch a frozen treat business, but stumbled on the opportunity at the Taste of Chicago 25 years ago. A worker happened to bring a […]

Morphing business models can boost sales, create jobs

Like most small businesses, Blue Buddha Boutique started out as a one-person show, with founder Rebeca Mojica making and selling chain mail jewelry. But Mojica, who created her first pieces eight years ago when she couldn’t find a chain mail belt she liked in the marketplace, soon saw a larger opportunity in selling chain mail […]