State of the small business community

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 2, 2015 Daily Herald                 Ever wonder what’s driving your small business counterparts? Conversations with three of the suburbs’ top S...

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Humor becomes part of CPA firm’s identity

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 9, 2015 Daily Herald                 It’s more often a knowing smile than a knee slapping, laugh-out-loud response, but the fact that humor exists on...

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How to catch up on your business reading

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 16, 2015 Daily Herald                 If your to-read stack keeps growing, try the following: Condensed, mostly “how to” content written by three s...

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Advisory boards: No power, but ideas ‘to chew on’

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 23, 2015 Daily Herald                 Conceptually, advisory boards are a slam dunk: The Small Business Encyclopedia at entrepreneur.com defines an adv...

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Counselor’s role: Be yang to entrepreneur’s yin

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 30, 2015 Daily Herald                 Wall Street ultimately judges the CEOs who run the big companies. Smaller businesses have Tom Caprel. Caprel i...

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Back off during the holidays or charge ahead?

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the December 7, 2015 Daily Herald                 Absolutely, this is the time to kick back: Quit making phone calls, because your best customers (and prospects) ar...

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Owner hires son to boost sales. Would you?

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the December 14, 2015 Daily Herald                 Ron Wajer needed to jump start his business. He hired his son to gear up sales. Whether that was a good move ...

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Strategic alliances allow firms to expand services

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 4, 2016 Daily Herald                 Lynn Walsh and Pat Price may not get as many paragraphs in business histories as Apple’s Steve Jobs and Steve Woz...

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With holidays over, it’s time to gear up 2016 plans

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 11, 2016 Daily Herald                 We’re almost two weeks into the New Year and there’s been no call from me to you to get in gear with your 2016...

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