MAKING YOUR WEBSITE MOBILE FRIENDLY

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns Everyone, it seems, has a smartphone.  And they use it a lot, even when you thought they were paying rapt attention to your conversation. There is little fresh data, but 2015 research from the...

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WHAT WOULD SHAKESPEARE DO?

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   Who cares whether you write a blog? Maybe you should.  Early in his new book, ”Write Right – Sell Now,” Sugar Grove blogger and content writer Matt Brennan introduces two “quick bloggi...

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THE MANUFACTURING-HIGH SCHOOL LINK

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   Looking to fill increasingly hi-tech manufacturing jobs?  Take a look at your local high school: * Mike O’Connor wants to build “a really deep bench” at Innovative Components I...

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ARE WE MISSING GOOD LOAN OPPORTUNITIES?

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   Set aside the nearly genetic, if somewhat justifiable, small business concerns about government paperwork, and the fact arises that we may be missing some good...

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HOW BUSINESS CAN TACKLE THE HOMELESS PROBLEM

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   “Look, Bill.  The Swansons – she has that CPA firm in Glenview – have added something to our group’s monthly dinner party.” “What’s up?  Do we have to bring our own fo...

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HOW TO MANAGE ENTREPRENEURIAL STRESS

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   Ray Simon likes to walk to work. “I walked to work this morning,” he said when we talked last month.  “It’s meditative.  I get to ponder things with no devices in front of m...

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YOUR BUSINESS’ INFRASTRUCTURE

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   The infrastructure that supports most small businesses typically doesn’t involve roads and bridges.  Think instead about such internal structures as management teams, advisory boards,...

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RESOLVE TO ACCEPT YOUR BANKER’S LUNCH INVITE

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   No one does New Year’s resolutions yet.  Except us. That’s because our resolutions aren’t the “I’ll study harder and be nicer to my sister” that Mom and Dad helped us wri...

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HOW TO MANAGE THROUGH TRUMP TURMOIL

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   Whether Donald Trump is the savior his supporters voted for or the devil who will ruin the nation doesn’t matter, at least for our discussion this morning.  What matters, suggest small business...

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SUBURBAN COLLEGE UNVEILS BUSINESS ACCELERATOR

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   What happens when the Board of Trustees names an individual with a strong entrepreneurial background as president of the hometown college? ConVerge. At least that’s what students, the Nape...

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