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Entrepreneurs’ confidence improves: Amex

Entrepreneurs’ confidence improves: Amex

Small business owners’ top priority is maintaining their current business and sources of revenue (32 percent) and as a result they have adopted a “wait and see” approach for growth plans.

IPO market recovers from summer doldrums

IPO market recovers from summer doldrums

Press release submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers NEW YORK – Oct. 2, 2012 – The continued strength in the equities markets, a healthy registration pipeline, a decrease in market volatility and the second largest U.S. IPO of 2012 are all expected to support increased IPO momentum into the fourth quarter, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly and […]

SES Chicago to feature Avinash Kaushik

SES Chicago to feature Avinash Kaushik

Press Release Submitted by SEO PR SES Chicago (a division of SES Conferences and Incisive Media) will be the final stop on Google and Web analytics wizard Avinash Kaushik’s 2012 U.S. tour. Avinash is set to deliver the opening keynote address entitled: Analyze. Stream. Engage: Transform Your Business by Enhancing Digital on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 9:00 […]

Manufacturing technology exhibitors show foreign strength

Manufacturing technology exhibitors show foreign strength

   By Michael Muth GlobalBiz Columnist I attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show at McCormick Place Sept. 10 through 15 with the intention of finding out where the state of Illinois stands in the potential revival of manufacturing in America and how Illinois manufacturing companies are competing in global markets.  I attended an event last […]

Why unleashing your inner entrepreneur is the only way out of this mess

When half of college graduates can’t find jobs, and those of us who do have jobs can barely pay the bills, the system is clearly broken. The only solution is to shift to a whole new way of thinking about work and wealth. Here are 15 surprisingly simple laws that can help anyone become a successful entrepreneur.

Lisa Price to keynote WBDC awards event

Press release submitted by Women’s Business Development Center CHICAGO, IL, August 2012 – Lisa Price, founder of the multi-million-dollar company Carol’s Daughter (named after her mother Carol), headquartered in New York, N.Y., will deliver the keynote address at the 26th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon during the 26th Annual Entrepreneurial Woman’s Conference, presented by […]

Northbrook’s Nanosphere expects to raise $23.4 million in public offering

Press release submitted by Nanosphere NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nanosphere Inc. (Nasdaq:NSPH), a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced molecular diagnostics systems, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 10,500,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $2.40 per share. […]

JOBS Act to benefit IPO market, but beware of scandals: BDO Survey

 Submitted by BDO USA Chicago, IL – Capital markets executives at leading investment banks have conflicting views of the recently enacted JOBS Act, according to new study by BDO USA LLP, one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations. A narrow majority (55 percent) of investment bankers believe the JOBS Act will be successful in increasing […]

Why more women are becoming entrepreneurs

Why more women are becoming entrepreneurs

Access to business resources and advances in technology are encouraging women to start businsses, says Chicago small business consultant Holly Katko. Business owners are utilizing cloud computing and business communication solutions that don’t require the infrastructure costs of high-priced computer equipment. Entrepreneurs can build their business more quickly and spend less.

Investment bankers predict flat growth in IPOs

Submitted by BDO USA CHICAGO – According to a new study by BDO USA LLP one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations, there is little agreement among capital markets executives at leading investment banks when asked to forecast U.S. initial public offerings (IPOs) during the remainder of 2012. The bankers are relatively evenly divided among those that predict […]

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