Businesses close for reasons usually related to profitability. While tempting to assign blame or to suggest mismanagement, cost structure is often the “villain.”
Tiny micro-small independent businesses often are too small to benefit from “pro-business” policies and programs. These businesses add community character even if they aren’t economic engines.
Val Camilletti deserves all the good said about her in the wake of her passing last week. She was a tremendous person for her kindness as much as her influence and knowledge. I can only add my own admiration to what already has been said. So let’s talk about Val’s Halla instead. This “little” record…
Let’s start off by saying we are not for or against increasing the minimum wage. That is a policy decision and the Chamber chooses to present information rather than advocating one way or another. This is meant to be informational. Last week the Cook County Board of Commissioners increased the minimum wage in Cook County…
“Food is Art” was the theme of this year’s Chicago Gourmet. But I came away with a better appreciation of “food is business” – and a complicated business at that.
Running an indie-restaurant is harder than ever. Success is possible, but good intentions do not guarantee profit.
The dog days of summer are challenging ones for small business as people leave town for vacation or generally adopt a slower pace.