Small Businesses

Emanuel Touts Expansion Of Small Business ProgramTwo weeks before the election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced $5 million in new funding has become available to help small businesses in Chicago.
Some Small Businesses Optimistic About 2015We’re not talking about record profits for these small businesses. It’s more about a confident feeling that the economy is chugging along at a pace where they can expand. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Proposal Would Make Illinois Small Businesses Give Retirement Accounts To Employees If you work for a small business, would you want the state of Illinois involved with your retirement account?
2 Investigators: Consultant Accused Of Ripping Off Small BusinessesThey wanted to start a small business or expand one, then they lost thousands of dollars to a Chicago company they paid to help them.
Valerie Jarrett Visits Chicago To Tout Small Business SaturdayFor the third straight year, business leaders were encouraging consumers to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And the White House sent one of its best-known voices to Chicago on Small Business Saturday to show how shopping small can give the country a big boost.
Some Call Health Care Ruling A Life Saver For Patients, Others Say It Will Destroy BusinessThe U.S. Supreme Court essentially upheld President Barack Obama’s health care plan Thursday, and Illinois political leaders and think tanks are alternately calling the ruling a guarantee for better health care, or a destructive stress on the economy.
Buffett, Goldman Boss Tout Small Business Program At Malcolm X CollegeYou might think people who own thriving businesses know a thing or two about reading a balance sheet or creating jobs, but a program at one of the City Colleges of Chicago shows us you're never too experienced to learn how to make even more money.
Watchdog Group: Tax Shelters Cost Everyone Else MoneyA local watchdog group says average Illinois taxpayers are carrying a heavier tax burden, because big corporations are sheltering much of their income in foreign countries.
Emanuel Sets Up Program To Help Immigrant Business OwnersMayor Rahm Emanuel met with immigrant small business owners Thursday at a restaurant in the Little Village neighborhood, where he announced a public-private partnership to help small business growth in immigrant communities.
Small Businesses Seeking Loans Can Turn To City TreasurerSmall businesses looking for small amounts of money are not always worth the effort for big banks. But, as CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports, a little-known city program has been able to find them millions.
Small Business Owners Seek 'Big, Bold Changes' From StateA lobbying group for Illinois' small business owners says it's time for major reforms from state government to improve the state's deteriorating business climate.
Ohio Man Indicted For Swindling $300K From Churches, BusinessesAn Ohio man has been indicted for swindling more than $300,000 from several churches and small businesses, including three churches in Chicago.