Who’s In Charge

[section_heading title=”Do You Know Jim Kendall?” heading=”h1″ centered=”1″ custom_classes=”” _made_with_builder=”true”][/section_heading]
[textblock heading=”” description=”[caption id="attachment_1101" align="alignright" width="300"]<a href="http://kendallcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/jim-kendall.jpg"><img class="wp-image-1101 size-medium" src="http://kendallcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/jim-kendall-300×300.jpg" alt="jim kendall" width="300" height="300" /></a> Photo by du Mont Communications[/caption] <p><strong>An innovative entrepreneur and advisor to businesses since 1989, Jim Kendall has hands-on awareness of the challenges small and mid-size businesses face.<br /><br /></strong></p> <p><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">● For more than 10 years, he has written a popular weekly newspaper column, “Jim Kendall on Small Business,” that appears each Monday in the <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Daily Herald</i>.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">  </span>The third largest paper in Illinois, the <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal;">Daily Herald</i> circulates in Chicago's affluent Illinois suburbs.<br /><br /></span><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">● </span>His newest initiative, “Business Owners’ Pod Talk,” is a free podcast series for business owners who listen in on interviews Jim conducts with knowledgeable business experts.<br /><br /> The podcasts follow a successful format he developed as creator, producer and co-host of “Talking Business” on public radio station WDCB, a jazz-formatted station heard throughout the Chicago metro market.</span></p> <p><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">● </span>Jim serves as an advisory board member for a wealth management firm and earlier was a Board member for the Fox Valley Micro Loan Fund, a lender to small businesses with potential but too much risk for traditional lenders.  The Fund became part of Accion Chicago.</p> <p><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family: Arial;">● </span>Jim has been a mentor at the Center for Professional Excellence at Elmhurst (IL) College, helping students prepare for their entry into the workforce; creator and producer of syndicated radio and television programming; and editor of business publications in the financial and food sectors.<br /><br /> He also has taught at local Small Business Development Centers and is<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> </span>founder and president of Kendall Communications – but you probably figured that out by now.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>” _made_with_builder=”true”][/textblock]