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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 […]

How to prepare to launch a successful business

By Jodie Jacobs Jewish Business News Whether you’re tired of office politics, a victim of downsizing or have a passion for something other than what you’re doing, you may think you’re ready to leap into the world of entrepreneurship. But how can you prepare to be successful in a difficult economy? When asked if people […]

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 […]

No problem too pesky for Northbrook serial entrepreneur

By Ann Meyer Adam Greenberg wasn’t aiming at bedbugs when his medical supply business began offering mattress protection in 2006. Incontinence was the No. 1 problem his Northbrook-based company, NorthShore Care Supply, initially addressed. But when customers told Greenberg they were using the mattress encasements to guard against bedbugs, the entrepreneur saw a new opportunity. He […]