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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‘FREE’ MBA MAY FIT SMALL BUSINESS NEEDS

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   You’ve moved past 18th century British poet Alexander Pope’s often misquoted, “A little learning is a dangerous thing” and decided a little more learning – maybe even an MBA ...

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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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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 CATHY LEMAN IS PIVOTING HER BUSINESS

  By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   When the doctor gives you a diagnosis you really didn’t want to get, chances are the potential impact on your business won’t be the first it...

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WHAT THE FUTURE MIGHT LOOK LIKE

By JIM KENDALL This material originally appeared as one of Jim’s Daily Herald columns   Kathy Graham must have one heck of a view from her workplace hangout near the top of one of Chicago’s iconic skyscrapers:  Principal of The HQ Companies Inc., a four-company consortium of busin...

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