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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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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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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EVEN STARTING UP, PLAN BUSINESS’ END GAME

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   End game is such a final term.  Yet when Downers Grove business advisor Harry McCabe talks about your business’ end game, the topic nestles nicely into the planning each ...

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WHEN IT’S YOUR TIME TO CONSOLE

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   Hard-working visionary and creative force.  Inspiring leader.  Innovator.  Respected industry newcomer.  Successful entrepreneur – all identifying terms we thought would fit when we started ...

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