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Resolve to create wicked success in 2012

Resolve to create wicked success in 2012

Business owner Vickie Milazzo offers advice to women entrepreneurs on finding success. Photo courtesy of Vickie Milazzo. By Vickie Milazzo Guest columnist 2011 is drawing to a close and for many recession-wracked American women, it feels like just another mile marker in an endurance race going nowhere. Buck up, girlfriend. You can do a lot more […]

The Chance to Work Tops Chicago Entrepreneurs’ Holiday Wish List

  By Elizabeth Milnikel Guest columnist What do Chicago’s entrepreneurs want for Christmas? That is the question posed by the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship to small businesses throughout the city. Located at the University of Chicago Law School, the IJ Clinic serves low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs across the city who need legal assistance but cannot […]

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 […]

Forecast for M&A activity remains mixed

Submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers   NEW YORK, NY – December 12, 2011 – Volatile equity markets slowed mounting U.S. deal activity in the third and fourth quarters, following growing deal momentum in the first two quarters of 2011. In light of concerns over European debt and a pullback in financing, U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) activity […]

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 […]