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At Care Team Connect, government regulation furthers entrepreneurial concept

By Ann Meyer — Leave it to entrepreneurs to create solutions to problem areas the government has stepped in to regulate. For Ben Albert, ┬áco-founder and chief executive at Evanston-based Care Team Connect, professional expertise in health systems coupled with personal experience helping to coordinate medical care for his grandfather from a distance spawned a […]

Small business owners willing to trade tax credits for less red tape

The more government tries to help, the more some small businesses say “thanks anyway.” For the amount of time it takes to read the fine print of most government programs, Roy Chomko, president of Adage Technologies in Chicago, says he could be finding new customers or serving existing ones. As a result, he is among […]

Capital constraints deter job creation: poll

By Ann Meyer With President Barack Obama expected to announce a jobs act Thursday night, experts said what small businesses want most is access to capital. Without capital, small businesses often are constrained from adding workers. And after business owners are turned down for bank loans or other types of financing, they often are reluctant […]

What’s in the cloud? Storage, savings and security issues

By Ann Meyer For Cancer Treatment Centers of America, serving patients involves more than medicine. It’s also about guaranteeing access to patient records 24 hours a day, while maintaining patient privacy with a secure IT environment, said Chad Eckes, chief information officer at the privately held company based in Schaumburg. That’s why the company recently […]

Latest daily deal innovations give merchants more control

By Ann Meyer Deal sites might bring in customers, but they also can drive down prices and profits. “It’s no longer a deal. It’s a new market price,” said Jeff Glazer, owner of Images Med Spa in Skokie and co-founder of Deal Umpire, a new business-to-business website that uses an auction model to connect merchants […]