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A beginning guide to structure, basis and taxes
Aug 28, 2016 1:00 AM
The first thing to know about Leif Jensen is that he's a CPA -- president of Leif Jensen & Associates, an Elk Grove Village accounting and consulting firm.
How to make a new business connection
Aug 22, 2016 6:54 AM
It's that time of year: The kids, many of them, are back in school. Cubs fans are hoping; Sox fans looking away, Bears fans crossing their fingers. And it's time to network as well, according to Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall.
Health claims assistance: Intriguing, demanding business
Aug 15, 2016 7:57 AM
Running a business that takes the mystery out of reams of doctor, hospital and insurance bills should be something of a slam dunk, but the business of helping households figure out their medical bills requires a skill set that isn't learned in a short course.
Owner shares thoughts about closing his business
Aug 8, 2016 8:27 AM
At the end, Paul O'Neill went out on his own terms -- closing his Run Today store in Glen Ellyn before the financial hit became too big for the self-funded business.
Too much to do? Lists, schedules can boost productivity
Jul 31, 2016 1:00 AM
Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall talks with a local consultant who is big on lists, schedules and organization -- which, put together, lead to productivity.
Overtime, health care issues likely to be messy
Jul 24, 2016 1:00 AM
Small business coilumnist Jim Kendall says the next few months could get a little messy, thanks to both the upcoming start of new overtime pay rules from the U.S. Department of Labor and the dissolution of Land of Lincoln Health.
Sponsorships offer potentially high rewards
Jul 15, 2016 3:29 PM
There are several low-cost, potentially high-return sponsorships that may be a good fit as your business seeks to establish connections with what can become a loyal band of customers that stays for years. The kicker is that although the opportunities are there, you'll have to find them.
Author provides thought gems to consider
Jul 10, 2016 1:00 AM
The owner of an area consultancy where business management topics come up fairly often says four words every CEO must learn to say are "What do you think?"
'Free' MBA may fit small business needs
Jul 3, 2016 1:00 AM
You've moved past 18th century British poet Alexander Pope's often misquoted, "A little learning is a dangerous thing" and decided a little more learning -- maybe even an MBA -- might make you a better business owner-manager.
Surprise! The boss is buying lunch
By Jim Kendall
Jun 27, 2016 9:55 AM
Small business columnist Jim Kendall says a summer employee event is a great way show them you appreciate their efforts.
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