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The Upcoming Weekend With My Dad In Chicago

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This year we are going to Chicago – I’m heading out in about an hour. I think Chicago will be perfect for us. The post The Upcoming Weekend With My Dad In Chicago appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Personal Chicago cubs father jeff hyman son stan feld troy henikoff

The Rapidly Growing Chicago and LA Startup Communities

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Matt and I were on the FeedBurner board together and he’s got a powerful connection between LA and Chicago – another city with an incredibly thriving startup community. Troy reminded me about the Chicago Venture Summit , which is coming up on 10/14 and 10/15.

Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

So, you may be surprised when I bend over backwards to promote Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016. Chicago area innovators and intrapreneurs, take note. If you’re in the Chicago area you wouldn’t even need a hotel room.

TechStars Chicago Applications Are Now Open

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TechStars Chicago applications are now open. You didn’t know there was a TechStars Chicago? Last night I was in Chicago at 1871 , the amazing 50,000 square foot co-working space in the Chicago Merchandise Mart that has become the convening spot for the digital economy in Chicago and the home of Excelerate Labs. He spent a bunch of time with me and David and suggested we start a TechStars Chicago. Excelerate Labs is now TechStars Chicago.

Chicago Cubs Owner Compares Selling Bottles With Business of Baseball

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Chicago Cubs minority owner Andrew Berlin provides tips surrounding the success of his packaging business

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5 Antiquated Industries Being Disrupted by Chicago Tech

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These five Chicago tech companies are shaking up and disturbing the success of some industries

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Top 10 Fastest-Growing Private Companies In Chicago

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Together, these 10 firms brought in nearly $200 million in 2015 sales

Why Chicago Is Shaping Up to Be One of the Hottest Tech Startup Scenes

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For the second year in a row, Chicago trails only New York City as the No. 1 hub for fast-growing private companies on the Inc. Here's a quick look at why

Why Chicago Is The Newest Entrepreneurial Hot Spot

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The home of the Blackhawks, Cubs, Sox, and Bears now has teams of entrepreneurs

The Chicago Cubs Just Won the Best World Series Ever (And Taught Us All One Major Lesson)

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It was a historic series that ended perfectly. Here's the lesson for you

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How Chicago's Weirdest Bookstore Keeps Its Edge

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While its surroundings go mainstream, Quimby's Bookstore remains a haven for a clientele that prefers its reading material extra strange

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Top 10 Lessons From Iconic: Chicago

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Among the highlights from the event, co-produced by Inc. and CNBC: Values matter. Hard work is back in fashion. And, of course, Sharknado 3

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Why A TechStars Alum Is Betting On Chicago's Small Business Community

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She's launched, fundraised and exited and now TechStars alum Sharon Schneider is on a mission to scale local businesses in Chicago

Here are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Chicago

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Meet the startups creating extraordinary growth in Chi-town

How a Scrappy Chicago Recruiter Grew His Staffing Firm to $40 Million

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LaSalle Network has been on Inc.'s s list of fast-growth companies for the past nine years. Here are some of its secrets for success

Inside Chicago's Start-up High School

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There’s a 3-year-old inner-city high school in Chicago—filled mostly with poor African American youth—grooming students who know how to think, act, and speak like entrepreneurs. Yet enrollment in the Chicago Tech Academy is highly coveted.

Are Companies Really Looking For Your Product Ideas?

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Open innovation at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago

How Chicago Is Transforming Itself Into an Entrepreneur's Paradise

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Live Iconic panel in Chicago that the city has transformed into a hotbed of entrepreneurship. Three of the Windy City's most prominent businessmen -- Jeff Malehorn, J.B. Pritzker, and Howard Tullman -- said during the Inc.

Forget The Chicago Cubs. It's The Cleveland Indians Who Have The Big Lesson For You

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The Chicago Cubs management can go on speaking tours for the rest of their lives now. But it's the Indians who can really teach you something

What a Chicago Pizzeria Can Teach You About Employee Engagement

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Making big cultural changes in your company can be overwhelming, but the philosophy of Nick''s Pizza & Pub clearly produces results

In Chicago, Using Data, Not Drama, to Combat Crime

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My city is suffering from a surge in gun violence, much of it centered on a relatively small group of gang members concentrated in relatively small geographic areas. Using advanced analytics and smarter policing, the city can now identify and counterprogram against the worst of the worst

Why the Chicago Teachers' Strike Will Help Education Entrepreneurs

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Chicago entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to demonstrate that more and more effective out-of-class and self-directed (or computer-enhanced) learning opportunities are available to students of all ages.

Chicago Housing Bubble


Love this stuff, always a great economic indicator - "Sales activity in the Chicago area reached a new record high, hitting 52,239 units for the first half of the year, the most since 2006 and 9% higher than during the first half of 2014, according to data from RE/MAX. “We’re Chicago

Chicago Start-ups Swap Equity for Services

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Some Chicago-based companies are bartering equity for legal, design, and marketing services. According to a Crain's report , Chicago area entrepreneurs are again swapping equity for services.

The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

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Chicago, Illinois, USA. While Chicago ranks seventh overall according to Compass, it has also been ranked number two on the Inc. In fact, since 2012, Chicago jumped up in the rankings all the way from the number 10 spot to number seven. AngelList Chicago.

Meet the Newest Crop of Chicago Start-ups

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It's Demo Day at Chicago-based Excelerate Labs. This time it's Chicago-based Excelerate Labs, the incubator run by entrepreneurs Sam Yagan (of OKCupid and Sparknotes) and Troy Henikoff (of SurePayroll). Cureeo : This Chicago-based group calls itself the of collectable artwork.

Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) Opens Operations in Chicago

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Outsourced financial services firm launches in Chicago to support local startups, small, and mid-sized businesses. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Chicago-based small businesses can now access a full suite of outsourced financial services from small business financial experts, Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS). As EGFS increases the reach of their nationwide expansion, they are pleased to announce the addition of Chicago as one of their hubs.

Table Host – Chicago’s New Premium Dining Concierge Service


Scoring a premium table in a vaunted restaurant in Chicago’s dining scene – one of the most vibrant in the United States – can be a daunting task. Ideaspotting Chicago concierge service dining reservation Table Host

The Ups and Downs of Doing Business in Chicago

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Some of the biggest names in the Windy City's business community discussed why Chicago is a great place to start up--as well as where it stands to improve--at Inc. and CNBC's iCONIC conference on Tuesday

Innovation Facilitation — Death is Easy, Magic Takes Training

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

KILN USA is, by an amazing coincidence, conducting a public Innovation Facilitation course in October, at the historic Keith House , in Chicago. Three Essentials for Magical Innovation Facilitation. An essential ingredient to successful innovation projects is good facilitation.

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McDonald's HQ Moves to Oprah's Old Offices in Chicago

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The fast-food chain moves back to downtown Chicago after more than 40 yearsand leases the space where the "Oprah Winfrey Show" was filmed

How to Keep a Personal Touch As Your Company Grows

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Chicago-based human resources company LaSalle Network encourages its 150 employees to do what they love to do

This Man Retired and Gave Up $13 Million Because He Can't Bring His Son to Work All the Time

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Adam LaRouche, who play[ed] for the Chicago White Sox, just quit. The reason why is controversial

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What would Richard Branson do?

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s iCONIC conference in Chicago The founders of SoulCycle, Method and American Giant share their branding tips at Inc.'s

Mark Cuban’s (Very) Frank Advice for Entrepreneurs

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The Shark Tank host shared his brutally frank perspective on success at last week's iCONIC Tour in Chicago

Chicago Set to Raise Minimum Wage to $13

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The plan comes amid a countrywide movement to increase the figure

5 Qualities VCs Look for in an Entrepreneur

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Here are the 5 qualities one of Chicago's award winning venture capital firms looks for before they invest If you're looking to raise capital, it's helpful to know what venture capitalists look for in entrepreneurs.

The Legal Battle Brewing Between Marcus Lemonis and a Coffee Entrepreneur

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editors and writers talk about how Marcus Lemonis and Chicago entrepreneur Phil Tadros are locked in a legal battle, as both parties sue each other after a business deal fell through This week, Inc.

Joe Maddon, Millennials And Multi-Generational Management

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There are several key lessons that Joe Maddon and the Chicago Cubs winning the 2016 World Series can teach us about management

Meet Wall Street's New AI Sheriffs

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The Chicago-based Neurensic uses artificial intelligence to make sure futures traders remain in compliance

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