[Infographic] The State Of Small Businesses In Illinois


Illinois occupies a strategic location in the Midwest and is the location of multiple large metro areas that have plenty of resources for small-business startups. In the News Illinois infographic small business

Litigants Alleging Procedural Violations of Illinois Biometric Privacy Statute (BIPA) Are Not “Aggrieved” Parties That May Seek Legal Remedies

Duct Tape Marketing

As 2017 drew to an end, we noted the continuing flood of Illinois biometric privacy suits filed over the past year. There are literally dozens of cases pending, most in Illinois state courts, alleging violation of Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which regulates the collection, retention, and disclosure of personal biometric identifiers and biometric information.

Top Startup Winner: Balodana

The Startup Magazine

The top startup at this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois was Balodana , a fashion purchasing platform disrupting the women’s e-commerce fashion industry. HQ Location : Chicago, Illinois.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Happenstance

The Startup Magazine

At this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders. HQ Location : Chicago, Illinois.

Founder Interview: Todd Warren with Family Law Insights

The Startup Magazine

Clients look to Katz, Goldstein & Warren for excellence, integrity, and quality results in the area of family law in Lake, Cook, McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will Counties in the northern Illinois. Many lawyers are entrepreneurs.

Universal Manufacturing Corp: Tips for Successful Marketing in the Digital Age

The Startup Magazine

According to a full-service manufacturing company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Universal Manufacturing Corp., Showing one’s products to the right people is the foundation of maximizing sales.

Jobs, Bezos, Gates, Branson. Inside the Brains of the CEOs

The Startup Magazine

Around 4 out of 10 hail from the same 4 states; California, Texas, Illinois and New York. (7) Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Richard Branson — these visionary CEOs not only shore up bottom lines, but they usher in revolutions. So, what exactly is going on in their heads?

Gregg Fraley on CANTV Tonight (Jan. 24, 2013)

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Campbell is the Chicago chapter NSA President (technically it’s NSA Illinois). An “out of the blue” telephone call has me appearing on cable tv in Chicago tonight at 7 PM CST.

Interns go from a high school robotics team toward a career in robotics

The Startup Magazine

Entrepreneur Glenn Luckinbill , CEO of Swarm Robotix in Oswego, Illinois, had a great idea: a robot that would help move shipping containers more efficiently and effectively in ports and rail facilities.

Meta SaaS Acquired by Flexera


Austin-based Meta SaaS, which runs a platform for managing software as a service subscriptions for companies, got acquired by Flexera, a private software company based in Itasca, Illinois. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Meta SaaS, founded in 2016, raised a $1.5 million seed stage round last year led by Dallas Billionaire […]. The post Meta SaaS Acquired by Flexera appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Things that Really Matter

The Entrepreneurial Mind

George Mercherle founded State Farm Insurance in 1922 in Bloomington, Illinois. Have you ever heard of an entrepreneur named George Mecherle? How about George Jenkins, William Durant, James Casey, or Paul Orfalea? While you may not know their names, we are all familiar with the businesses they founded. Mercherle, who was a retired farmer, thought […]. The post Things that Really Matter appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall. Ethics and Values

VC Activity In Q1 2011 Back To Pre-Recession Levels


Go Groupon, Go Illinois. Illinois, the home state of Groupon, saw an increase in the number of investments occurring in the area.

Female Founder Interview: Maria Teresa Ramos – Ramos Tax and Services

The Startup Magazine

For example, we in Illinois, have recently experienced a number of tax hikes that affect gas purchases, vehicle registration and beer, wine and liquor as well as a graduated tax hike.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Digs

The Startup Magazine

At this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders. HQ Location : Chicago, Illinois.

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Launch Party for Sleep Your Way To The Top And Other Myths About Business Success

Feld Thoughts

Jane will reveals the tips and tricks she learned on her journey from small town Illinois girl to shattering the glass ceiling at more than one male-dominated corporation.

[US] Small Business Advocacy Council Launches Crowdfunding Platform


Crowdfunding is a new way of funding startups and small businesses, and Chicago, Illinois-based Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) is getting into the act by starting its own crowdfunding platform SBAC Connects.

Why My Small Business Uses crowdSPRING – Innova Apps, Inc.

crowdSPRING Blog

Charles, Illinois, helps companies by developing software (including websites) using popular technologies, at a reasonable cost. Bryan J. Sebastian of Innova Apps, Inc.

Simple Ways To Boost Social Media Engagement


It does not matter if the social media profile is for an Illinois nursing home abuse attorney or a large corporation. Statistics show that there are over 2 billion users of social networks all around the world.

Italian-American Restaurant Serving Uniquely Made Food in Chicago


Right now, we are dedicated to continuing to provide the best-of-the-best at our LaGrange Park, Illinois location. Besides a great taste, quality of food served matters a lot. Franco Francese the owner of Mattone Restaurant and Bar , an Italian-American restaurant, located in the Chicago suburbs knows that too well. The restaurant was once owned by his father where Franco has been in the business his entire life.

What Startups Need to Know About Regulated Markets

Steve Blank

It is a personal tale of someone who was deep inside politics – Tusk was deputy governor of Illinois, Mike Bloomberg’s campaign manager, Senator Charles Schumer’s communication director, and ran Uber’s first successful campaign to get regulatory approval in New York.

MentorMob.com Aims To Revolutionize Learning Through Crowdsourcing


Chinosorn, a prolific “hobby collector”, and Leung, an engineer, became friends at the University of Illinois and both worked on several startups prior to starting MentorMob.

Cost-Effective TipsTo Save The Budget-Conscious Startup

The Startup Magazine

These investors are looking towards Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and other Midwestern states for cheaper, less congested opportunities. When 90 percent of startups fail , the odds are against you.

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Teenpreneurs: Lessons In Entrepreneurship Start Young


IAC) based in Highland Park, Illinois. by Alex Kurrelmeier, Director of The Ron Rubin School for the Entrepreneur at Culver. Lemonade stands and car washes aren’t enough for the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: 75th Session Spotlights The Midwest


First up, Priyanshu Harshavat, from Evanston, Illinois, presented Socioclean , a service for cleaning up your reputation on social networks. Next Chris Ruder from Chicago, Illinois, pitched Spikeball , a new volleyball-esque game that is being played at camps and college campuses.

CouponTrade.com – Trade Your Discount Coupons And Gift Cards Online


Chicago, Illinois-based CouponTrade.com works essentially like an online swop meet for discount coupons and gift cards, so users can easily buy and sell their unused deals for cash. “We’re

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

Principal Investigator: Ali Abbas University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Principal Investigator: Yi Lu University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011.

FeeFighters Helps Small Businesses Save On Credit Card Processing Fees


Chicago, Illinois-based FeeFighters is a free-to-use online comparison engine that lets you find the best rates for credit card processing services. If you’re a small business owner who accepts payment through credit cards, you may want to check FeeFighters out.

Episode 117: Navigating Debt with Ruby Tan

Mike Michalowicz

She then moved to the US to continue her studies, get married, and eventually ended up settling down in Illinois. She then moved to the US to continue her studies, get married, and eventually ended up settling down in Illinois. Also Available On. Show Summary. This week Mike Michalowicz , Chris Curran , and Kristina Bolduc speak with Ruby Tan to discuss how she navigated personal debt.

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4 Entrepreneurs Explain What Being USA Made Means to Them [Sponsored Post]


Even the little metal weights you cannot see in each duck we make in Illinois. Share Communities are everywhere. They are interest based, community based, location based and even social-economically grounded.

Episode 12: Communication And Profitability With Mel West

Mike Michalowicz

Martin’s University and his Bachelors of Science Degree (BS) in Workforce, Education, and Development from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Show Summary . Business owner Mel West joins Episode 12 of the Profit First Podcast.

SolarBridge raises $19M for Expansion

Austin Startup

Originally founded in 2004 as SmartSpark Energy Systems to commercialize electronics technologies created at the University of Illinois, SolarBridge made a pivotal shift in 2009 to focus exclusively on the [.]. SolarBridge Technologies, an AC module system developer for the solar industry, on Monday announced the close of its $19 million Series C round of funding from existing investors Rho Ventures, Battery Ventures, and the Texas Emerging Technology Fund.

Startup Map & Trends Analysis – September 2012


Georgia and Pennsylvania bumped Illinois out of the top five, and were tied for fifth place. September’s Startup Map showcases the latest trends in startup profiles created on Gust between September 1 st and September 30 th. Some of the entrepreneurs chose to keep their startup profiles private and therefore are labeled as unpublished in this month’s map, and were not included in the trends analysis.

The Economic Clout of Women-Owned Small Businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

crowdSPRING Blog

Not surprisingly, California, New York, Texas, Florida and Illinois are the top five states with women-owned businesses in 2012 (the top five hasn’t changed in 15 years). Did you know that women start businesses at 1.5x the U.S. national average?

Six Steps To A Safer Workplace


A study conducted at the University of Illinois revealed the brain grows tired after focusing on a task for a long period of time. by Tatiana Castano, Director of Training and Compliance at USA Mobile Drug Testing. When companies maintain a safe work environment, everybody wins.

[Infographic] The Truth Behind Small Business Lending


If you’re wondering about how small business view bank loans, this infographic from Chicago, Illinois-based credit card processing fee comparison engine FeeFighters shows that only 42-percent of small businesses see bank loans as a viable financing option.

Donation Pages: 3 Essential Ways to Improve Conversions


They had one small line of text in red that said: “Together, we’re writing the next chapter of Illinois’ comeback story.”. Every nonprofit that accepts online donations has a donation page. But there’s a big difference between having a donation page and having an effective donation page.

Attention: Female Founders on the Rise

The Startup Magazine

The Illinois SBDC International Trade Centers (www.illinois.gov) provides free or low-cost services to help women learn how to become international entrepreneurs.

What is a Social Enterprise?

Up and Running

L3Cs were first formed in 2008, and are currently only legal in Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming, as well as the federal jurisdictions of the Crow Indian Nation of Montana, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe.

Getting out of the building…by staying in the building!

Steve Blank

MATTER is funded and supported by a broad range of private sector partners including established companies, providers, payers, service providers and others; as well as public sector support from the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago.

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

VC Cafe

Players located in any of the 12 states in the United States of America: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, lowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Vermont, are neither eligible to open an account with Dominoes Stars.

Small Business Marketing – New Strategies to Get Noticed


a full-service marketing and public relations firm based in Northfield, Illinois. by Nancy Gerstein, CEO of Creative Marketing Associates . With the economy on a slow but steady rebound, entrepreneurs and small businesses are coming out of survivalist mode and looking for new ways to grow.

The 5 Rules Of Growing Your Startup: An Insider’s Take


A University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign alumnus, Ali has seen his startup grow to be a market leader, boasting a number of Fortune 500 customers including Amazon, 3M, and Disney. by Ali Syed, founder and CEO of EZOfficeInventory. How hard can it be?’,

What Is Unemployment Insurance?

Up and Running

Illinois: $460.08. In Illinois for example, if an employee walks off the job, you have eight days to contact the employee to verify and document that they quit, otherwise they will win a claim at the unemployment office because you have no proof that they quit.