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Chicago Daily HeraldElgin small business program prompts actionChicago Daily HeraldBusiness owners who participated in the first Elgin Area Small Business Academy said the program served as a call to action. Kay Morrisroe, owner of HospitaliTea in Elgin, will be taking a food and sanitation safety class starting next week at Elgin ... ... read article

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DesMoinesRegister.comSmall Business Today: Keep summer nights, family time prioritiesDesMoinesRegister.comWith summer definitely on the calendar and more importantly in the air, I am reminded of growing up on Mt. Pleasant Street in Dubuque. It was a great neighborhood to grow up; there were lots and lots of kids, an empty lot across the street to play in ... ... read article

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Wall Street JournalShrinking Support for Small BusinessesWall Street JournalPaying lip service to small businesses is a bipartisan pastime. Yet something has gone awry: A major reason for the anemic recovery is that since 2009 the average pace of new business formation has fallen to its lowest level in at least 22 years ... ... read article

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Huffington PostDoes Every Small Business Owner Need A Personal Brand To Manage Their Company?Huffington PostThe concept of the personal brand has become almost a buzzword on the business landscape of today. A personal brand, when used correctly, can do a lot of good. On the other hand, not every company needs one of these in order to boost their online ...and more » ... read article

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Business News DailySmall Business Snapshot: CoLab FactoryBusiness News DailyOur Small Business Snapshot series features photos that represent, in just one image, what the small businesses we feature are all about. Shane Barbanel, founder and CEO of CoLab-Factory, a co-working space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, small ... ... read article

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Today's and Tomorrow's Small Business OwnerAccounting TodayOne of the surprising things is that both buyers and sellers often come from a family with a history of small business in their family tree. “More than one-third of sellers—39 percent—have a parent or grandparent who owned a small business,” he said ... ... read article

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Small Business TrendsMy Awesome Evening at the AT&T Small Business RoundtableSmall Business TrendsEarlier this month I wrote that I was collaborating with AT&T Small Business at its first 2016 AT&T Small Business Roundtable. AT&T flew me to Chicago for the event. And what a night that was. There was swapping of business cards, snapping of photos ...and more » ... read article

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Harvard Business ReviewWhich MBAs Make More: Consultants or Small-Business Owners?Harvard Business ReviewIn our work studying entrepreneurship-through-acquisition (EtA) — in which individuals purchase an existing small business to own and run themselves — we've found that most graduating MBA students agree that being the CEO of a small firm dominates ...and more » ... read article