De-Bunking the Myth that Cold Calling is Dead

By STACIA SKINNER This Guest Business Owners' Blog, written by Stacia Skinner, originally appeared in the Creative Training Solutions newsletter.  For more on small business selling techniques, contact Stacia at 847-577-4115.   Recently, there has been quite a bit of chatter o...

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SPONSORSHIPS OFFER POTENTIALLY HIGH REWARDS

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   The good news is that there are several low-cost, potentially high-return sponsorships that may be a good fit as your business seeks to establish connections with what can become a loyal band of c...

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AUTHOR PROVIDES THOUGHT GEMS TO CONSIDER

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   I don’t know Lee Eisenstaedt that well, but we have broken bread a few times and had several interesting conversations about business and management.  He is founder and CEO, Value Drivers LLC, ...

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OVERTIME, HEALTHCARE ISSUES LIKELY TO BE MESSY

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   The next few months could get a little messy, thanks to both the coming December 1 effective date for new overtime pay rules from the U.S. Department of Labor and, if you provided healthcare insur...

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TOO MUCH TO DO?

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   If today is Monday.  Brian Basilico is working on his blog, podcast and other ways to market the services he sells.  Monday is Marketing Monday. Tomorrow is Training Tuesday, when “I coach ...

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OWNER’S THOUGHTS ON CLOSING HIS BUSINESS

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   At the end, Paul O’Neill went out on his own terms – closing his Run Today store in Glen Ellyn before the financial hit became too big for the self-funded business. Closing the st...

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8 TIPS: HOW TO ENJOY YOUR REUNION

 By Cyndi Maxey A Chicago-based speaker, author and coach, Cyndi Maxey knows how to harvest the communications techniques that result in stellar presentations and, especially, positive results. She also has a practical sense of humor, as this Guest Business Owners’ Blog (adopted from a...

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‘DE-MYSTIFYING’ HEALTH BILLS

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   Running a business that takes the mystery – and, often, the errors – out of reams of doctor, hospital and insurance bills should be something of a slam dunk. For one thing, there ...

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A GUIDE TO TAXES, STRUCTURE & BASIS

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   The first thing to know about Leif Jensen is that he’s a CPA – president of Leif Jensen & Associates, an Elk Grove Village accounting and consulting firm. Jensen’s credentials give cr...

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