RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Small Businesses

Small Businesses
News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS)
News, articles and information about small businesses, starting and owning and operating a small business, employment law, employment taxes, minimum wage. (Photo iTOWNS) « Show less

Top Small Businesses Articles

Displaying items 89-99
  • Lombard shows initial support to rescind ban on gaming

     Lombard shows initial support to rescind ban on gaming
    Although Lombard trustees won't take a final vote on video gaming until mid-June, a slim four-to-three majority expressed support for allowing liquor license holders to have up to five video gaming terminals. President Keith Giagnorio was the tie-...
  • Want small low-tech business? Here's a flowering new twist

    DEAR JOYCE: I'm thinking about operating my own small business but I have no interest in 3-D printing, dime-sized personal hearing amplifiers or the wonders of alternative fuel converted from cow manure. Too technical! Suggestions? -- M.H. How are you...
  • Internet company takes top award

    Internet company takes top award
    With nearly 1,500 members in the city and surrounding communities, the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce recently singled out Design & Promote as its overall small business of the year for 2014. The seven-year-old local company was feted at the 17th...
  • Arlington Heights expands business loan program

    Arlington Heights expands business loan program
    Arlington Heights' interest-free loan program that previously was limited to small companies and manufacturers is now open to any business. What was previously billed as a revolving loan program for small businesses to drive economic growth was...
  • Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban

    Chicago headed toward partial plastic bag ban
    Many Chicago shoppers would have to change the way they tote groceries, clothing and other items from store to home under a plan to ban the plastic bags that have become a ubiquitous feature of modern life. The idea is to dramatically lower the number...
  • Electric rates rising in Arlington Heights

    Electric rates rising in Arlington Heights
    Energy costs are rising for Arlington Heights residents and businesses with changes coming to the local electrical aggregation programs. The village approved this month a new three-year deal starting in May with Constellation Energy Resources that...
  • Local Voices West: March 13 edition

    Local Voices West: March 13 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Elmhurst and Geneva. School repairs I am voting yes on March 18 for the referendum that would allow District 87 to make vital repairs and facility improvements at all four of our high schools. I view this as a...
  • Tinley Park electrical savings with alternative supplier may shrink

    Tinley Park electrical savings with alternative supplier may shrink
    As Tinley Park approaches the end of its two-year electricity contract with an alternative electricity supplier, Trustee Tom Staunton is cautioning residents and small business owners to lower their expectations for savings in the coming year....
  • Hyde Park salon at center of lawsuit

    Hyde Park salon at center of lawsuit
    Akroma Kourouma Sahan can peer through the windows of her spa at East 53rd Street and South Harper Avenue and see the changing face of Hyde Park. The Harper Court complex, a gleaming retail and office project that includes the University of Chicago as a...
  • Fresh from primary win, Rauner faces strategic move by Madigan

     Fresh from primary win, Rauner faces strategic move by Madigan
    Bruce Rauner dispatched three veteran Republicans to win the party's nomination for governor, but as he looked ahead to the general election campaign, the first-time office seeker was quickly confronted by a formidable Democratic opponent — and it...
  • Des Plaines questions electric aggregation savings

    Des Plaines questions electric aggregation savings
    As the once-touted savings of municipal electric aggregation programs start to recede across some Illinois communities, Des Plaines officials want to wait until June before deciding whether to place an aggregation referendum question on the November...