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SBA to offer web chat on starting a business

Submitted by the U.S. Small Business Administration WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s February web chat will offer business startup advice for entrepreneurs. If you are considering starting a business in 2012,  the Small Business Administration provides resources for finding a mentor, improving your business skills and getting training to help boost your ideas. […]

Family Business Council migrates to DePaul

Submitted by the Chicago Family Business Council The Chicago Family Business Council will begin operating under the umbrella of DePaul University’s College of Commerce starting March 1, bringing its myriad programs and services to DePaul students, alumni and the local business community in the heart of the city’s Loop. The council helps family-owned and closely held […]

Employer survey forecasts higher pay, staffing

“The survey shows employers’ optimism both for the overall economy as well as their own businesses,” said Mary Lynn Fayoumi, president and CEO of the Management Association. “As executives continue to manage their organizations through the challenging economy, most plan to trim costs by focusing mainly on process improvement initiatives during 2012.”

Foreign-based IPOs on U.S. exchanges to face more scrutiny: BDO survey

Submitted by BDO USA LLP With Asian accounting scandals putting off some investors, fewer experts are predicting foreign-based initial public offerings will pick up  in the coming year than in previous years, according to a survey by BDO USA, a leading accounting and consulting organization. About one-third of capital markets executives at leading investment banks said the percentage of foreign-based […]

Emerging markets gain traction for IPOs: PwC

Submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers Emerging market activity in public offerings has increased during the past seven years, according to PricewaterhouseCooper’s report, “Capital Markets in 2025, The Future of Equity Capital Markets.” About 55 percent of 2011 year-to-date global IPO listing volume took place on exchanges located in emerging markets, a significant increase from less than 25 […]