New Business Owners Find It's A Mistake To Work For Free"Underpricing is probably the biggest mistake most companies make. The perception is that your product doesn't have any value."
Uneasy About The Economy, Some Businesses Hold Off On HiringBefore the recession, the philosophy at many companies was to hire in anticipation of higher revenue. Now, the approach is to put off hiring until rising revenue justifies taking on the added expense and risk.
New City Reforms Help Entrepreneurs And Small BusinessesThe city is proposing sweeping changes to make it easier for entrepreneurs to open new businesses and promising to reduce the red tape.
New Reforms To Support Small BusinessesThe Mayor said the new plan will reduce costs for businesses, simplify the licensing process, increase transparency, support start-up and innovative businesses, and reduce the burden of inspections for all businesses.
Rauner Signs Executive Order Designed To Cut Red Tape Burdening Small BusinessesIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Monday an Executive Order designed to cut red tape that reduce over-regulation, and—his office says—to Grow the Economy.
Roosevelt Mom-And-Pop Stores Disappear As Big Companies Move In"Mom and pop" stores along Roosevelt Road in the South Loop are going away, unable to afford higher rents now that big stores are moving in.
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.