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STAYING OUT OF COURT

New rules affect job application process, pregnant employees By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the July 7, 2014 Daily Herald     Legislation expected to be signed into law by Illinois Gov. Pat

BUILDING ON STRENGTHS

Learning, leveraging differences can build stronger team By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the June 30, 2014 Daily Herald     I’m generally skeptical of those HR-related tests that purport to provide takers

MANAGING SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media can help level business playing field By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the June 23, 2014 Daily Herald     Sue Kirchner believes small businesses can level the playing field that

THE SELLING PROCESS

Process for business’ potential sale moves forward By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the June 16, 2014 Daily Herald     Although interested buyers aren’t who he thought they’d be, Charles Evans thinks

PROTECTING YOUR IT SYSTEM

How to protect your business from hackers By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the June 9, 2014 Daily Herald     Apparently there’s no such thing as being too small a business to

HOW, WHEN TO MOVE

Decision to move business ‘was not easy,’ partner says By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the June 2, 2014 Daily Herald     There are certain steps common to most business moves: *

HOW TO FIND PROSPECTS

Owner mines LinkedIn for prospects, not connections By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the May 26, 2014 Daily Herald     Ned Miller is a LinkedIn believer, calling the business social media site

TALKING TO EMPLOYEES

Potential disconnect: What you say, what employees hear By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the May 19, 2014 Daily Herald     Aargh! The strategic approach you described to your sales team on

WHO WILL BUY YOUR IDEA?

You have a great start-up idea. Will anyone care? By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the May 12, 2014 Daily Herald     Regardless of the product or service, every starting-up entrepreneur must

RETIRE WITH MONEY

Owners could be missing out on retirement dollars By Jim Kendall This column originally appeared in the May 5, 2014 Daily Herald     Business owners could be leaving mounds of retirement dollars behind, simply