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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 […]

FTC announces right to privacy principles

The Federal Trade Commission today released a report outlining principles designed to encourage  companies to respect consumers’ right to privacy pertaining to Internet use. In releasing the report, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz encouraged companies to embrace three principles: “First, incorporate privacy protections into products as they are developed – that is, privacy by design; Second, offer […]

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 portfolio, when his studio next to the World Trade Center got caught in the disaster of Sept. 11. “I […]

Nice Cream maker aims to keeping churning product by changing state rules

In business, luck can change overnight and sales can melt away. Chicago ice cream entrepreneur Kris Swanberg thought herself fortunate to be able to parlay an ice cream maker she received as a wedding gift into a new business opportunity three years ago. The fresh fruit and interesting flavor combinations, combined with organic ingredients, made […]

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