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GrubHub flush with $20 million in new capital

  Without even trying, Chicago-based GrubHub has raised $20 million in new venture capital, bringing to $34 million the amount of private investment in the...

SBA announces loan refinancing program

After being criticized by some lenders for dragging its feet on a program approved by Congress five months ago, the U.S. Small Business Administration...

How to start a business for $3,000

By Ann Meyer Lindsay Saewitz might not fit the stereotype of a risk-taking entrepreneur, yet she chucked a job hunt in favor of launching CitySwarm...

How to find the right fit business to buy

By Domenic Rinaldi, Guest Columnist During the past year, high unemployment levels have left many skilled individuals looking for work. But with corporate jobs scarcer...

Illinois funding gap sends startups out of state for capital

By Ann Meyer -- Story updated at 10 a.m. Tuesday. When Jabber Jury officially goes live with its online programming, it will be largely due to...

Selling a business in 2011: What lies ahead?

The economy showed some positive signs in 2010, but was slow to produce a significant jump in the business-for-sale marketplace.  Still, demand grew, and...

Jobs Act loan subsidy runs out, SBA queue forms

By Hallie Busta  The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday that the $505 million subsidy provided in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 signed by...

WBDC to offer micro loans to start-ups

  The Women's Business Development Center is offering microloans for start-ups and established small businesses based in Illinois. The loan program, which starts this month...

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My view: Bring in the $600 weekly checks

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