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Is economy facing recession? Survey says yes

Submitted by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Using words like “uncertain,” “fragile” and “weak,” 96 percent of top economics bloggers now...

SBA proposal would increase defined size of small businesses in two categories

Submitted by the  U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON – Proposed rules published today for comment in The Federal Register by the U.S. Small Business Administration...

Chicago tech firm receives state energy grant

Submitted by AllCell Technologies -- AllCell Technologies LLC today announced receiving a $460,433 grant as part of Illinois' State Energy Plan. "Creating jobs is priority number one,...

State announces capital-access program for Illinois businesses

By the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity -- CHICAGO – Oct. 5, 2011. Gov. Pat Quinn today launched the Advantage Illinois program that is...

Online disaster preparedness resources aim to help businesses plan for worst

Nine out of 10 companies impacted by a disaster fail within a year unless they can resume business operations within five days, the U.S....

Jane Adams Hull House receives funding for microentrepreneurs

The Jane Adams Hull House Association in Chicago is one of 100 nonprofits throughout the United States to receive a grant this year from the...

SingleHop named Chicago’s fastest-growing firm by Inc. magazine

Chicago-based SingleHop Inc. is the fastest-growing Chicago-area business with three-year sales growth of 7,305 percent, according to Inc. magazine, which ranked the company No. 25 on...

Appeals court strikes down individual mandate in health care reform

An appeals court in Atlanta today ruled the “individual mandate” in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, while upholding the rest...

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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

If the federal government’s pledge to give unemployed workers an extra $600 a week has you scratching your heads,...
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Women founders share war stories to inspire persistence

Delna Straus, co-founder of KEYO, participated in the fourth annual Women Tech Founders' Conference held online...

Pandemic slows deal-making for small businesses

How much will your company be worth after the coronavirus pandemic subsides? That’s the question advisers in the...

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