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Guest column: Save time by seeking advice

By Lorene Kennard, Guest Columnist “If I knew then what I know now, boy, would I have done things differently!” This is a popular refrain uttered by everyone who has embarked on a new business venture. Most proprietors planning to start a business discover they have an infinite number of things to do before, during […]

Survey says: Marketers plan to push more activities online

Watch for marketers to  continue to boost their online marketing activities, while downplaying traditional advertising and tradeshows. That’s according to an online survey by Naperville-based FusionB2B, which found two-thirds of respondents planning to increase their marketing activities in the future. Internet marketing and social media received the largest vote of confidence, with 97 percent of […]

Time out for thanks

What are you thankful for? Chicago-based communications design firm Faust Inc. wants to know. Faust has launched Appreciate-it.com, an online holiday letter for everyone to contribute their laundry list of thanks. The longer the list, the better: The firm is aiming to make the Guinness Book of World Records with the longest, most sentimentalist holiday […]

Guest column: Avoid business mistakes by routinely comparing costs, services

By Lennie Rose, Guest Columnist Often, business mistakes only show up in hindsight. Had I not transitioned from my last company into my new company, I never would have discovered the thousands of dollars I was overpaying for accounting and insurance. Nor would I have learned the importance of periodically comparing the cost and services […]

Giant Greenbuild expo beckons smaller players

Small companies with environmental products or services were among 27 employers participating in a a “green” jobs fair that attracted 500 Chicago-area job seekers to McCormick Place Nov. 16. The jobs fair was hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council in conjunction with the BlueGreen Alliance and the city of Chicago. While  applicants lined up 12 deep to […]