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With closing of Crate and Barrel, plaza merchants concerned

 By Hallie Busta — Crate and Barrel will close its anchor location at the Plaza del Lago in Wilmette Jan. 30, the company said in an email announcement. The location opened more than 40 years ago as the company’s second store and its first in the Chicago area to sell furniture. Company representatives could not […]

Confusion persists over Health Care Reform

Confusing legislation and high costs have many small business owners unaware of possible tax credits for providing employees with insurance, experts say.

Atlee Pope on choosing customers wisely

By Atlee Valentine Pope, Guest columnist How to move forward in the new year by learning from avoidable mistakes As we begin to climb slowly out of the deepest, darkest recession on recent record, it’s normal to want to simply get up, wipe the dirt off our knees and move blithely ahead. For the most […]

Guest column: Save time by seeking advice

By Lorene Kennard, Guest Columnist “If I knew then what I know now, boy, would I have done things differently!” This is a popular refrain uttered by everyone who has embarked on a new business venture. Most proprietors planning to start a business discover they have an infinite number of things to do before, during […]

Time out for thanks

What are you thankful for? Chicago-based communications design firm Faust Inc. wants to know. Faust has launched Appreciate-it.com, an online holiday letter for everyone to contribute their laundry list of thanks. The longer the list, the better: The firm is aiming to make the Guinness Book of World Records with the longest, most sentimentalist holiday […]