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In anticipation of the City of Chicago's Small Business Center on the Road Expo taking place on Saturday, June 24, we spoke with keynote speaker Maya-Camille Broussard—owner of Justice of the Pies—about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. more



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Women working in the data analytics/business intelligence fields was the topic of discussion at the spring meeting of Chicago’s Tableau Users Group meeting, where more than 100 data experts gathered at DePaul University for a panel discussion. more


Feyi Olopade Ayodele: CEO, Cancer IQ, Inc., talks about the story behind the launch of Cancer IQ and how it will impact people's lives. more


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Plenty of obstacles can keep you from achieving your dream of starting your own business. Making excuses shouldn't be one of them! more


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Jodi Glickman is the president and founder of Great on the Job, a resource to help people effectively communicate in the workplace by breaking it down into science, so you know exactly what to say and how to say it. more


Founder and CEO of marketing consulting firm Centrally Human LLC, Kim Brown, gives us 5 tips that will help you make your business more data-driven. more


As a young business owner of Childrens Lighthouse Learning Center, I’ve quickly found the value in having a business partner. Here are four ways I’ve found to successfully run a business as part of a partnership. more


Followers are a wonderful thing, but how do you get the right followers? Both small and large businesses have become overwhelmed with the industry norm by measuring their campaign's health and success purely through followers. more


You can reduce the risk of having your business fail with the first 5 years by incorporating proven risk management tactics into your business strategy. more

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Those of us running our own companies stand together tall and strong every day. I was very lucky to have a wonderful mentor who helped me with my business success. It's my hope that I can make a difference by passing along some of her wisdom as well. more


Kids aren't the only ones going back to school in the fall. Business owners grow their businesses by learning through classes, certification programs and even advanced degrees to expand their knowledge and fill gaps in their business skills. more


This is not going to be a shocking statement: No one likes to fail. We’re all born to excel and be good at something—most of us would likely admit that we want to be on the winning side of life. But failing teaches us so much more than winning. more

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Whether you are an entrepreneur in a business you know well or working in a career that is completely out of your comfort-zone, having a mentor in your profession will come in handy for years to come. more


Although summer may seem like the time when everything is simmering down, there are a few key steps you should take to make sure your networking skills aren't getting rusty, so you can always be on your A game. more

Career is a website for anyone planning a large-scale party who is searching for new ideas and top local event professionals. more


Personal branding. If you're in the business world, you've heard these two little words before, but what do they mean? Tania Haigh, founder and CEO of marketing services company Magnolia Insights, is here to explain how you can build yours. more


Paying it forward pays back in more ways you can imagine. Emilia DiMenco, CEO of the Women's Business Development, tells us the four ways to become an advocate for change. more

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Regardless of whether or not you are a parent or entrepreneur—you will find inspiration and practical use from these insights from Catherine Merritt, founder of MUMZY, a Chicago-based crowd funding platform for mom-preneurs! more

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Last Saturday, Chicago Market – a community co-op based on the city’s Northside – held the first of two May pop-up markets at The Bell Shore in Edgewater. We caught up with a few vendors there to get their best business tips. more

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