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Franchisees: How to Make It in a Big City
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Urban locations present unique challenges: higher taxes, complicated real estate, lifestyle differences. But it's true what they say about big-city success: If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.
March 21, 2014 in Franchises
Groupon Co-Founder Shares How He Created an Idea and Creativity Hotbed in Chicago

Groupon Co-Founder Shares How He Created an Idea and Creativity Hotbed in Chicago

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Now in its third year, Chicago Ideas Week eclectic program attracts world leaders and nearly 30,000 attendees in search of creativity and new ideas. Here’s a look at how they did it.
September 27, 2013 in Grow Your Business
A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

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A CEO's knack for buying low and selling high combined with his love of vintage musical instruments led him to revive Chicago Music Exchange.
September 14, 2012 in New Ideas
Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

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How Joe Reynolds and Ryan Kunkel parlayed their love of extreme adventure into a $30 million enterprise.
March 6, 2012 in Success Stories
How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

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Chicago's Finch's Beer replaces signage with social media marketing and finds frothy fame.
October 13, 2011 in Social Media

Poggled Serves Up Local Deals for Drinkers

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This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'
June 21, 2011 in Success Stories

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