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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

Is a trusted employee stealing from your company?

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the May 2, 2016 Daily Herald                 “And this is Char,” you say proudly as the tour you’re giving that important new customer nears its end. “Charlene,

How to get Ol’ Charley to retire

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the April 25, 2016 Daily Herald                 Charley doesn’t want to leave. In spite of the fact that he has reached retirement age, his skills have diminished

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) are out

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 skilled small business

Own your building? Time for pre-winter maintenance

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the October 12, 2015 Daily Herald                 The unexpectedly cool start to October should have been a reminder for entrepreneurs who own the building that houses their

REACHING OUT

Projects to complete while hoping for Spring By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the March 9, 2015 Daily Herald                 There are some business tasks to tackle while you’re waiting for that first

BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE

Businesses create internships to meet specific needs By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the November 10, 2014 Daily Herald                  There’s more than the prospect of low-cost labor that makes internships interesting to

Culture change can drive growth, profit gains

By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the September 8, 2014 Daily Herald   Paul Vragel seems to approach business growth and change backwards – or, more politely, in a non-traditional way. Either way,

GETTING THE TEAM TOGETHER

Will stressing positives fix a negative situation? By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the September 1, 2014 Daily Herald     Got a sales team that’s floundering, or a once-promising employee whose progress