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Thu, 09/01/2011
 High school buddies Scott Thompson and Scott Bird had long talked about starting a company. But life and careers got in the way as Mr. Thompson worked his way up in marketing in a big New York financial firm and Mr. Bird became CFO for a liquor distributor. They were making good money but didn't have the cash to start a company on their...
Mon, 08/01/2011
Marion Hindenburg, owner and president of New York City-based paper distributor Mrs. Paper, recently faced a problem many entrepreneurs know all too well in these rocky economic times: A longstanding customer stopped paying. Ms. Hindenburg mentioned the situation at a meeting of the Women Presidents’ Organization, where the guest speaker that...
Wed, 07/06/2011
It’s often said, “There are only two seasons in Chicago:  winter and construction.” But there’s another phenomenon that occurs every year when the warm weather rolls around: There are plenty of outdoor block parties, festivals and events to keep everyone busy all summer long. My beautiful wife, Michele, and I enjoy going to arts and crafts...