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Join SmallBizChicago.com in a Twitter Chat

TWITTER CHAT – WEDNESDAY NIGHT 9 PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME Join us. Discuss the Mission: Small Business contest, your company, share business tips, and learn from each other. We’ll also talk about what we’ll do (and won’t do) if we win. Spread the word and tell your friends, family, suppliers, clients and business associates to tune in […]

8 days and 112 votes to go

Thank you to all who have cast a vote for SmallBizChicago.com on www.missionsmallbusiness.com. We have 138 votes so far and 112 to go to be eligible for the small business grant. But we can’t rest on our laurels. With only eight days left before the June 30 deadline, we need you to  spread the word. You can vote […]

Vote for SmallBizChicago.com

Thank you to everyone who has voted for SmallBizChicago.com for the MissionSmallBusiness.com funding contest. We have 112 votes so far and need 113 more by June 30. That means we’re halfway there. Why should you care? SmallBizChicago.com is designed to inform, inspire and connect businesses. But to carry out that mission, we need funding to […]

SmallBizChicago.com needs your help

By now, you probably know that SmallBizChicago.com needs funding to grow. To that end, we’ve applied to the Mission: Small Business grant contest, which requires 250 votes by June 30. In less than 48 hours, we have collected 55 votes, so the momentum is building. Thank you to all who voted early. If you haven’t […]

Please take part in SmallBizChicago.com’s growth and success

  Please help my company help your company. SmallBizChicago.com is designed to inform, inspire and connect businesses. But to carry out that mission, we need funding to grow. Cast a vote for SmallBizChicago.com based in Wilmette, Ill., in the Mission: Small Business contest for a $250,000 grant from Chase by  going to www.missionsmallbusiness.com and scrolling down to […]

Illinois organizations awarded for environmental efforts

Illinois organizations awarded for environmental efforts

Submitted by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center Twenty-five Illinois companies and organizations have been honored for their significant achievements in protecting the environment, helping sustain the future and improving the economy. The Governor’s Sustainability Awards were presented by the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) during a luncheon Oct. 27 in Champaign.  ISTC is a unit of […]

What makes a better boss? Google tells all

Technical skills aren’t the secret sauce when it comes to being an effective manager, according to new internal research from Google reported in The New York Times. Google found that employees valued bosses who took time to talk and who helped them by asking questions instead of barking orders, the story said. Recognizing from exit interviews that having […]

Patience pays off for firms that say `no’ to suitors

Groupon’s decision not to sell to Google last year might be a good omen. A New York Times article relates several recent examples of companies that have resisted takeover offers and watched their stock rally far beyond the buyout offer. Canadian-based Potash Corp., which considered a $130 share offer from BHP in November, saw its […]

Federal Reserve forecasts higher growth

Federal Reserve officials have boosted their economic growth forecast for 2011, based on higher than expected fourth-quarter consumer spending, the New York Times reported. They expect the nation’s output of goods and services to climb as much as 3.9 percent this year, up from their November forecast of 3.0 percent to 3.6 percent growth. But […]

Foreign activity expected to boost IPOs in 2011

By Hallie Busta —  More foreign companies plan to issue initial public offerings on U.S. exchanges in 2011, while many small domestic businesses are steering clear due to the cost and regulation of going public in the United States. The push into U.S. markets will come primarily from Asian firms, with China’s economy a major […]