Small Biz Tips

4 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know

I recently attended the City of Chicago’s business planning workshop for small businesses. There are several taking place throughout the city. This one was hosted by the Chatham Business Association. Donna Rockin, the director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center/ Duman Entrepreneurship Center at JVS Chicago presented an excellent workshop titled, “How to Write(…)

Small Business Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs…Before You Create Your Business Plan

Small Business Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs…Before You Create Your Business Plan

I recently attended the 2012 Small Business Entrepreneur Expo, hosted by Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely. This event took place at the UIC Forum and there were over 1,000 people in attendance at the expo—which also offered workshops and panel discussions for both current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Many of my clients are small business(…)

Small Biz Interview with Sara Nickleberry, Social Media Consultant & CEO of “Simply Social LLC”

It seems like it was just yesterday when social media was unchartered territory and companies were hesitant to include it in their advertising and marketing plans. However, times have changed and smart businesses realize the value in this platform. This summer I had the pleasure of interviewing Sara Nickleberry, Founder and CEO of Simply Social(…)