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ARE YOU THE NEXT HOT FRANCHISOR?

Path from owner to franchisor has many steps By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the February 9, 2015 Daily Herald                 Hungry diners come from miles around for your pizza. Customers say your

HOW TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS

Can ‘Friend Economy’ bring you more business? By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the February 2, 2015 Daily Herald                 Which would you prefer to have, a friend or a client? Or both?

THE WORKPLACE

Creative ideas can help attract desired workers By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 26, 2015 Daily Herald                 In a hiring mode? A creative approach to matching job requirements, benefits, the

CHANGING THE COMPANY CULTURE

Culture change may be needed to boost results By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 19, 2015 Daily Herald                 You know when things aren’t going well: The company culture, the workplace

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Time to join a group? Consider these options By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 12, 2015 Daily Herald                 If you’re serious about connecting with more of your small business peers

2015 OUTLOOK LOOKS GOOD

New Year’s outlook promising for small businesses By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the January 5, 2015 Daily Herald                 We still have 51-plus weeks to go, but 2015 looks promising – especially

WHEN THE BOSS IS A WOMAN

Seminar helps women develop CEO skills By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the December 22, 2014 Daily Herald                 Kathryn Miller is president (and owner) of HST Materials Inc., an Elk Grove Village

BUSINESS & THE ENVIRONMENT

Small businesses help drive sustainability issues By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the December 15, 2014 Daily Herald                 The holidays are greener than they used to be – which has little to

DISCOVERING A NICHE

Niche marketing: How many websites do you need? By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the December 8, 2014 Daily Herald                 Don’t give Brian Basilico a website for Christmas (or whatever holiday you

BUSINESS SALE NO SLAM DUNK

Owner misses buyer’s stress, company sale falls through By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the December 1, 2014 Daily Herald   The sale of the business that would have sent owner Charles Evans