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.
Businesses must create opportunitities to provide feedback – before customers take their opinion online
This past week I had the privilege of traveling with my parents. We spent significant time in the car, just the three of us. Or, should I say, just the four of us. My parents have owned a small business in New Jersey for thirty-seven years. As all children of entrepreneurs know, the business is…
More and more, small business and nonprofits rely on helping hands to compensate for staffing challenges