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This Program Wants to Help People With Disabilities Become Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship Programs

This Program Wants to Help People With Disabilities Become Entrepreneurs

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago hope to create a training program that can be replicated in other places.
Carly Okyle
Why This Entrepreneur Says Sustainability Is the No. 1 Business Opportunity
Manufacturing

Why This Entrepreneur Says Sustainability Is the No. 1 Business Opportunity

The exuberant and eco-friendly cleaning brand Method is set to unveil a first-of-its-kind manufacturing plant in inner city Chicago.
Geoff Weiss
Cheating Can Never Be Excused in Life, Business or Little League
Leadership

Cheating Can Never Be Excused in Life, Business or Little League

Don't cry for the Jackie Robinson West Little Leaguers. Rather, help them to learn the right lessons.
Ray Hennessey
Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different
Technology

Basecamp's Rebel Recipe for Success: 5 Ways the Software Maverick Made Millions by Being Different

Here are the surprising, unorthodox strategies that helped the early software as a service pioneer rise to -- and stay at the top of -- the crowded online project management space.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Franchisees: How to Make It in a Big City
Franchises

Franchisees: How to Make It in a Big City

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

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

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.
Gwen Moran
A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars
Growth Strategies

A Former Broker Taps Into His Passion for Vintage Guitars

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.
Margaret Littman
Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit
Starting a Business

Six Tips to Turn Your Passion into Profit

How Joe Reynolds and Ryan Kunkel parlayed their love of extreme adventure into a $30 million enterprise.
How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media
Starting a Business

How One Craft Brewery Is Tapping Social Media

Chicago's Finch's Beer replaces signage with social media marketing and finds frothy fame.
Starting a Business

Poggled Serves Up Local Deals for Drinkers

This social network says it's more than just 'Groupon for nightlife.'
Jason Ankeny