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Small Businesses

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News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
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  • Backed by SEIU, franchisees seek greater protection in contracts

    Small-business franchises are fighting in the Legislature for more protection against giant corporations that dictate how they run their fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and a range of other services.
  • Interactive bus shelters tout 'Houdini' miniseries

    Interactive bus shelters tout 'Houdini' miniseries
    The History channel is promoting its upcoming "Houdini" miniseries with interactive bus shelters challenging Chicagoans to hold their breath for three minutes — duplicating one of the magician's legendary tricks. The two-day series will run...

    When is it worth paying to guard your professional reputation online?

    When is it worth paying to guard your professional reputation online?
    Ask David Engel how many customers he has for Review Concierge, his service to protect and repair the online reputations of healthcare professionals, and he'll proudly say the number is around 300,000. However, that's "honorary" customers —...

    In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'

     In Illinois, 'F' isn't for 'friendly'
    You may have heard about the Gallup poll that makes Illinois sound like a horror movie scene in which panicked townspeople flee. Half our state's residents would move elsewhere if they could. The top reason cited: "work/business-related." Polls and...

    Online reputation repair: a growth industry?

    Online reputation repair: a growth industry?
    Among the various industries spawned by the Internet, one of the most intriguing is the field of managing and repairing the online reputations of people and businesses. It's a classic case of finding a need and filling it. Review sites such as Yelp...