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How to break through business malaise

How to break through business malaise

By Suzanne Ross Guest columnist It’s not news that people are tired of being marketed and sold to in the traditional manner. Yet the malaise threatens organizations from demonstrating their real customer and industry value. As companies build their market leadership, the aim should be to arm teams with what’s of most value to customers […]

Women share tales from the front at entrepreneurial conference

Women share tales from the front at entrepreneurial conference

— Count Sherrie Matthews among those rare women business owners who have passed the $1 million mark in annual revenue and are forecasting more. In the six years since its inception, Matthews’ Crown Point, Ind.-based marketing company, PrintSolutions, has grown to $20 million in revenue and 110 workers. That makes it among the top 2 […]

Mentoring can push businesses to new markets

Mentoring can push businesses to new markets

By Ann Meyer Entrepreneur Shelly Sun would rather learn from someone else’s mistakes than make her own on the path to expansion. That’s why she was quick to sign up for a mentoring program for women entrepreneurs that the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center offered several years ago. “I was able to triple my business because of […]

Lillian Bjorseth: Why women leaders need to speak up to be heard

Lillian Bjorseth: Why women leaders need to speak up to be heard

By Lillian Bjorseth Guest Columnist Women, it’s not enough to know what you know. You have to sound as if you know what you know. Have you ever been in a meeting and made a really good point, yet people keep right on talking? Shortly thereafter, a man makes the same point and he is […]

Groupon adds female Google exec as COO

Groupon adds female Google exec as COO

Groupon has hired Margo Georgiadis, vice president of global sales planning and technology at Google, as its new chief operating officer, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Georgiadis will take the place of Rob Solomon, a former Yahoo marketing executive who last month announced plans to leave Groupon to return to Silicon Valley. Georgiadis, who currently oversees […]

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