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Trade group membership can bring benefits
Dec 11, 2017 6:00 AM
There is, or should be, value to be gained by joining an industry trade group, although simply paying dues and showing up at the monthly luncheon won't bring much benefit.
Time to squeeze in a little planning
Dec 4, 2017 7:28 AM
Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall looks ahead to next year.
Give your IT system a gift
Nov 27, 2017 6:00 AM
While the thought of giving a gift to your IT system may be a bit of a stretch, the ideas that two knowledgeable IT advisors came up with are "gifts" that can be a major plus for the typical small or medium-sized business.
Food business success: More than kitchen, recipes
Nov 20, 2017 6:00 AM
Sybil Ege, former head of the Small Business Development Center at Elgin Community College says entrepreneurs with a talent in the kitchen often don't know how to run a business.
How the little guys beat the big guys
Nov 13, 2017 5:00 AM
They're scattered around the suburbs, a relative handful of independent camera stores that successfully compete against web giants and big box retailers typically offering a lower price, free shipping and, sometimes, no sales tax.
Don't rush into starting up
Nov 6, 2017 7:01 AM
In both written materials and conversation, a local CPA offers some cautionary words intended to give entrepreneurs enough pause so their fledgling businesses will be stronger when they do start up.
Your website is on the clock
Oct 30, 2017 5:00 AM
Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall looks at the importance of a Web site.
What to ask before buying a business
Oct 22, 2017 8:00 PM
Thinking about buying a business? Whether you're just exploring the idea or are seriously down the path, Linda Purcell and Tom Gosche say there are questions you should be asking.
Your succession plan may need tweaking
Oct 16, 2017 1:00 AM
Who is the best person to take over the business if something happens to me?
How to reduce stress: Get involved
Sep 27, 2017 7:42 AM
Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall suggests getting involved outside your business may relieve your stress inside -- and provide some much-needed hometown support.
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