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As small businesses grow, so goes the economy

By John Byrne Guest editorial Greece and the worries of the European financiers dominate the news headlines these days. To be sure, the problems are serious for many nations, including the United States. But something else is equally certain: While anxious bankers and many world leaders are pacing, there are small businesses that can’t get into motion fast […]

Our view: Groupon’s rebuff a cash vs. king tale

Business is rarely entirely about the money. While Google’s alleged $5 billion or $6 billion offer for Groupon would make many of us starry-eyed, without knowing what the terms of the deal were, we won’t second-guess Groupon’s decision to decline the big bucks. Anyone who has founded a company and considered selling all or part […]

Our view: Think of all the good $5 billion from Groupon can do

Count us among those who would encourage Eric Lefkofsky, Brad Keywell and Andrew Mason to take the $5.3 billion Google is rumored to be offering for “the fastest growing company ever,” as Forbes has described Groupon, and put it to good use. Remember that Groupon morphed out of ThePoint.com, which Mason, a Northwestern alum, created […]

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