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Nine retail trends to watch in 2012

By Colliers International SEATTLE and WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Retail is evolving at a dizzying pace. It’s a new universe out there, with retailers exploring new ways to reach customers, seeking out new life in their brands and boldly charting new worlds of real estate properties where no retailer has gone before. Colliers […]

Eight out of 10 startups foresee pickup in profits: Kauffman survey

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  Feb. 15, 2011— Owners of startup companies are surprisingly optimistic about 2012, according to the first Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index released today by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and LegalZoom. More than one-fourth of the respondents said they plan to hire additional staff in 2012, and twice as many of them expect […]

Mid-market M&A survey participants wanted

Submitted by Joseph Feldman Associates Joseph Feldman Associates has launched a national survey of middle-market executives and their advisers to learn more about their greatest challenges and potential for sharing best practices and “lessons learned” related to acquisitions. “We look forward to wide participation in this study and interest in sharing experiences among middle-market executives,” […]

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 […]