Articles filed under Kendall, Jim

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  • Successful team building needs strategic goals right team Mar 3, 2014 5:46 AM
    There's nothing like the word “team building” to get conversation going at a business luncheon — or, apparently, to provide fodder for business and management book authors and other assorted gurus. Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall looks at the topic.

     
  • Feeling isolated? Peer groups provide support Feb 24, 2014 7:52 AM
    Small business columnist Jim Kendall takes a look at peer groups where noncompeting business owners gather to share insights and experiences.

     
  • How to find business on LinkedIn: Target market Feb 17, 2014 4:41 AM
    LinkedIn is supposed to get me business, right? Not necessarily. Small Busines Columnist Jim Kendall expores this issue with experts.

     
  • Sorting iPads, Google Voice, tablets, ransomware, Windows 8 Feb 10, 2014 5:00 AM
    Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall asks the experts about Sorting iPads, Google Voice, tablets, ransomware, Windows 8.

     
  • Expert sees Ďlots of opportunitiesí for indie retailers Feb 3, 2014 5:00 AM
    ďIndependent retailers bring a heartbeat to our communities,Ē one Geneva expert tells Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall in his weekly column.

     
  • Business-owning Baby Boomers should keep some lists Jan 27, 2014 7:45 AM
    The last of the Baby Boomers will hit 50 this year, which means the first of that generation are nearing 70. No buckets are necessary, but if you’re a Boomer who owns a business, there are some lists you should be keeping. Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall looks at the issue.

     
  • Entrepreneurial stress: ĎWe do too much out of fearí Jan 20, 2014 12:46 PM
    When entrepreneurs are feeling stressed, the typical response is "Iíll do more," but itís often better to do less. Small business columnist looks at this topic in his weekly column.

     
  • Angel group founders share insights, investment criteria Jan 13, 2014 7:08 AM
    Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall interviews the three co-founders of Naperville-based West Suburban Angels (WSA). The owners share tips.

     
  • New Year a time to show entrepreneurial flair Jan 6, 2014 5:45 AM
    With virtually the entire year before us — the proverbial blank canvas — what entrepreneurial initiatives shall we undertake? What will we let our creative impulses do this year that will make our businesses better?

     
  • Havenít started your 2014 planning? Thatís OK: Start now Dec 30, 2013 5:30 AM
    Havenít started your 2014 planning? Thatís OK: Start now. Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall gives some tips.

     
  • Complex HR rules may require outside assistance Dec 23, 2013 5:00 AM
    Solopreneurs donít need a lot of human resources advice. Once that first employee comes aboard, however, the entrepreneurís responsibilities change, and an awareness of HR rules and requirements becomes important.

     
  • Next year could bring higher business tax bills Dec 16, 2013 8:14 AM
    Next year could bring higher business tax bills, according to experts that Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall talks with.

     
  • Plan to sell the business to fund retirement? Plan long-term Dec 9, 2013 5:00 AM
    Planning matters for entrepreneurs starting up. It turns out, however, that planning may matter even more if youíre nearing the other end of the spectrum and looking at retirement.

     
  • 2014 issues: Medical marijuana, ban the box, concealed carry Dec 2, 2013 5:00 AM
    Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall addresses hot 2014 issues: Medical marijuana, ban the box, concealed carry and bullying.

     
  • Three-year old startup results in multifaceted existence Nov 25, 2013 10:58 AM
    Whether the intent is to supplement income from a vulnerable job or assert more control over an individual destiny, more of us are thinking about starting a business. Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall explores the topic.

     
  • Startup activity increases, but potential pitfalls loom Nov 18, 2013 5:30 AM
    Having a bad day at the office isnít reason enough to chuck that job and start your own business, although it might be a reason to start thinking about entrepreneurship. Be aware, however, that starting a business is one thing; making money as an entrepreneur is another.

     
  • Legal briefs: Social media success, outsourcing the nitty-gritty Nov 4, 2013 7:17 AM
    Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall looks at social media and how it has worked for small local businesses.

     
  • Co-working may change how small businesses operate Oct 28, 2013 5:30 AM
    No more rolling out of bed and walking across the hall to your office, jammies and all. Coworking is not a home office. Small business incubators tend to focus on tech startups looking for funds.

     
  • Front line employees may be key to the planning process Oct 21, 2013 5:25 AM
    One local entrepreneur says ďeveryone in the company should be involved in planning and goal-setting. ďFront line employees know more about how a company operates than those who sit at the top (and too often) donít hear what employees have to say,"" he tells small business columnist Jim Kendall.

     
  • Entrepreneurs, students mesh in college mentoring program Oct 14, 2013 6:04 AM
    Mentoring must be in our entrepreneurial DNA: We give back by sharing insights and advice. We help by offering guidance and staying in touch. Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall looks at a program at Elmhurst College.

     
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