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Silicon City: How shifting gears from consulting to software paid off for kCura

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By Steve Hendershot In 2004, law firm Foley & Lardner LLP hired Chicago-based software consultancy kCura to build a system to manage documents involved in large, corporate litigation cases. kCura did so, and also signed a deal to keep the intellectual property behind the product. In 2007,...
Silicon City: How shifting gears from consulting to software paid off for kCura

Sean McGinnis: Secrets of the sales pros — features vs. benefits

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By Sean McGinnis One of the toughest and most critical functions of any entrepreneur or small-business owner is that of generating revenue. Depending on your product or service, your sales cycle may be very simple and short, or exceedingly complex and long. Improving your sales process can...
Sean McGinnis: Secrets of the sales pros — features vs. benefits

Barry Moltz: Checks go the way of the buggy whip

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By Barry Moltz I try to pay my bills on time. But with all my travel, sometimes one slips through the system. With the increasing emphasis on how your personal credit score affects so many things in your life, I never want to pay late.On a Sunday a few weeks back, I realized that the RCN bill was...
Barry Moltz: Checks go the way of the buggy whip

Small-biz calendar: The inside scoop on angel investing, b-to-b social media and more

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Crain’s brings you weekly news of seminars, networking events, awards dinners, contests and courses of interest to Chicago-area entrepreneurs. Send your event announcements to smallbizcalendar@gmail.com EVENTS JUST ANNOUNCED Tuesday, Nov. 15 Advanced Technologies: What Starts Here...
Small-biz calendar: The inside scoop on angel investing, b-to-b social media and more

SEO: How to create an effective title

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By Nick Harrison Achieving SEO success for your website, your blog or both has a lot to do with the web or blog page title for these two reasons: 1: Google and other search engines use your webpage title (the title that appears on the top of your browser) or your article title to help determine...
SEO: How to create an effective title

Groupon’s Mason wins E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year honor

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Groupon Inc. founder Andrew Mason was named emerging entrepreneur of the year by Ernst & Young on Sunday.The "emerging" category is one of 10 divisions in the global accounting firm’s national awards program. Other finalists in the category included Tim O'Shaughnessy of Groupon’s...
Groupon’s Mason wins E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year honor

Crain’s ‘Retooling Chicago’ video: Going global

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The three free-trade agreements approved by the U.S. last month are a big step for smaller manufacturers looking for international customers. But with the freeing up of markets comes the incentive to import more goods from abroad.Crain’s monthly video series on local manufacturing --...
Crain’s ‘Retooling Chicago’ video: Going global

Vets need more than gratitude — they need jobs

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In this week’s issue of Crain’s, we take a deep look at career opportunities for armed forces veterans. And while there are signs that many veterans are getting the help they deserve, a nagging reality remains: Veterans face even higher unemployment than the already dismal national...
Vets need more than gratitude — they need jobs

Latest ‘Trep Life’ episode: crowdSpring

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The producers of "Trep Life," the Chicago-based series of webcasts exploring the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship, just released the latest episode, featuring Ross Kimbarovsky and Mike Samson of crowdSpring.This is the sixth episode in the "Trep Life" series. Click here to watch the last...
Latest ‘Trep Life’ episode: crowdSpring

Gini Dietrich: 9 ways to turn on the charm — on stage and in the boardroom

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By Gini Dietrich Earlier this week I gave the keynote address for the Center for Resource Development annual conference.During my speech, I spoke about the importance of not being boring — online or off.You see, people always want to know what it’s like on the speaking circuit.I'm here...
Gini Dietrich: 9 ways to turn on the charm — on stage and in the boardroom
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