Business

Tue, 04/05/2011
The Chicagoland Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour is making the rounds of eight Illinois colleges and universities. Presented by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Campaign for Free Enterprise with lead funding from the Chicago-based Coleman Foundation, the tour exposes college students to the opportunities of entrepreneurship and to young people...
Tue, 04/05/2011
(Reuters) -- Borrowing by small businesses grew in February from the year before for the 12th straight month, according to data released on Monday by Skokie-based PayNet Inc., as companies continued to finance the replacement of aging capital equipment. Investment by businesses in the closely watched sector, which is considered a key driver...
Mon, 04/04/2011
Most entrepreneurs get trapped into the following thought process: How can we come up with an idea that will get us funding from other people so we can start a business and exit quickly with huge payoff?Part of this fantasy is to start a business and get out by selling it to someone else who would then build it into a “profitable” business. The...
Mon, 04/04/2011
Loyalty programs are nothing new. From hoarding greasy pizza box tops to toting around (insert favorite coffee shop’s name here) punch card, many customers will go the distance to rack up the coveted free 11th pizza or cup of coffee, respectively. A new Chicago tech startup called Pegmo is leveraging that fact, and helping small businesses get...
Mon, 04/04/2011
Events Just AnnouncedTuesday, April 5Extreme Entrepreneurship ConferenceHalf-day conference to inspire entrepreneurial thinking among students and existing entrepreneurs.Place: Chicago State UniversityWhen: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.Cost: FreeRegister: http://extremetourcsu.eventbrite.com/Wednesday, April 6Extreme Entrepreneurship ConferenceHalf-day...