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Facing the Music: Donations Feed Most Music Organizations in Chicago

Story and photos by Ann Meyer The tip jar most street musicians plant with a few bucks to encourage donations is a fact of life...

IPO market recovers from summer doldrums

Press release submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers NEW YORK – Oct. 2, 2012 – The continued strength in the equities markets, a healthy registration pipeline, a decrease...

JOBS Act to benefit IPO market, but beware of scandals: BDO Survey

 Submitted by BDO USA Chicago, IL – Capital markets executives at leading investment banks have conflicting views of the recently enacted JOBS Act, according to new...

Investment bankers predict flat growth in IPOs

Submitted by BDO USA CHICAGO – According to a new study by BDO USA LLP one of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting organizations, there is little agreement among capital...

Business Owners Are Politically Active But Misunderstood: Survey

  Despite being among the most politically active, small business owners say they are misunderstood and often overlooked by lawmakers, according to a study released...

Fast growing women-led firms employ 27,000

BrightStar Care, a Gurnee, Ill.-based staffing services firm owned by Shelly Sun, was named the fastest-growing woman-led business in North America in April. The...

Business owners optimistic, but slow to hire

Submitted by SurePayroll Nationwide, SurePayroll Scorecard data shows hiring in March was down  0.2 percent from the prior month, but paycheck size remained flat. Despite this, optimism among small business...

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