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Is it time to pat your back?
Jul 9, 2018 1:00 AM
There's no more cruise control for the owners of small and mid-size businesses a local business owner tells Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall.
Who's in charge when you're not there?
Jul 2, 2018 5:00 AM
Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall looks at Who takes over, especially in smaller businesses, when the owner isn't available?
DuPage business accelerator taking shape
Jun 23, 2018 1:00 AM
Travis Linderman is looking for hands to shake. Then, after the introductions that come with meeting people, he hopes his new acquaintances will talk to him about their businesses -- even if those businesses haven't quite started up yet.
Smaller prospect pool makes hiring tougher
Jun 18, 2018 5:00 AM
Most data watchers will agree that low unemployment numbers are a good sign for the economy -- although small business owners looking to hire might have a somewhat different opinion. "The pool (of jobseekers) is smaller," says Tom Cassell. "Not as many people are looking. What I'm hearing is that smaller and mid-size businesses are having trouble finding good people."
Summer plans should include plan review
Jun 11, 2018 5:00 AM
Midyear is a good time to take a look at how your business is doing; to make certain you're on track with the expectations you had at the beginning of the year; to see whether adjustments should be made to your 2018 plan while there's still time to make them.
You, too? Hopefully not
Jun 4, 2018 5:00 AM
The good news may be that your small or mid-size business probably doesn't employ the celebrity names that could drag your company into the #MeToo sexual harassment headlines. The bad news is that your business may be at risk for harassment charges anyway.
Do you need an IT soul mate?
May 28, 2018 5:00 AM
If you don't have an IT best friend -- not necessarily the in-house specialist whose company job is to keep your business safe from cyber attack (and know how to respond if an attack happens) -- think about finding one: Business cyber attacks are more frequent, and more costly, than ever. A knowledgeable friend to talk with about cyber issues can help.
Are you properly connected?
May 14, 2018 5:00 AM
Building the rapport that puts you (and, therefore, your business) into the local information flow requires thought, effort and a certain amount of discretion
What to do about Millennial workers
May 7, 2018 5:00 AM
The first of the Millennials, that generation so many of us bristle about when the subject arises, celebrate birthday number 37 this year. That's clearly adulthood. Though it's still a way off, middle age is in sight, says Small Business Columnist Jim Kendall.
'Rock steady' approach helps build business
Apr 30, 2018 5:00 AM
Ask Daniel Cirino about Rock Steady Boxing and you'll find that his Naperville business has very little to do with traditional boxing -- except that the physical movements boxers learn apparently can help steady the impact of Parkinson's disease.
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