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1.92 billion people will buy something online in 2019, yet 74% of small business websites don’t include e-commerce capabilities. If your business part of the 74% not yet ready to serve customers online, keep reading for actionable steps to go online. Read more

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Leading others, in small ways and in big ones, is one of life‘s most challenging and most rewarding tasks. So how can you step up and have an impact? Read more

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Money served as my life boat - it kept me afloat and safe from the sea of the unknown. And I knew, deep down, I so badly wanted to dive in and see where the unknown would take me! Read more

Money

While there may be no such thing as a secret recipe for success, this piece gets you pretty close with what we like to call strategic deconstruction. Learn more from branding expert, Karianne Wardell of Get Lofti. Read more

Resources

Ever heard of the Hallmark Channel? Learn how the brand capitalizes on its deep audience insights to deliver an experience that keeps them coming back for more. Curated by branding expert, Hilary Hartling of BRANDPOLISH CO. Read more

Resources

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Corporate roles have gotten a bad rap recently. Yet corporate culture can be incredible! If you're looking for the hallmarks of an awesome corporate culture, look no further than here. Learn how to spot culture gems from our resident career coach. Read more

Office Culture

It's a tale as old as time: Show up at work, grind 9-5, go home, wake up, repeat. But what if that's not the work life you want? Then look no further than Liz Traines, certified career and lifestyle coach, and see how you can find real flexibility. Read more

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Jessie Oloroso, owner of Black Dog Gelato, shares her top advice for starting up a business... Read more

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2112 Diversify Scholarship Program

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Have a startup business in the city? Chicago's first business incubator, 2112, is offering a scholarship to help you in the development process. Read more

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Building Brand Engagement

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Nicole Ertas, author of Free Range Brands, shares with us her tips on how you can transform your brand equity into brand currency, so you and your business can blossom in the new year. Read more

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Venture For Women & Diversity, founded by Michael Donnelly, is a summit completely focused on supporting women and empowering minority-run businesses. Read more

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Women-Owned businesses thrive from attaining certification through the Women's Business Development Center. Emilia DiMenco shares three easy tips to guide you through the process. Read more

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For business owners, cash flow is a major concern. Emilia DiMenco, from the Women's Business Development Center, shares these tips to deal with cash flow issues before it is too late Read more

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Sometimes the best way to advance in your career is to explore the opportunities that are right within reach. Ahead, eight sure-fire tips for getting ahead in any job. Read more

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Much of your personal brand is within your control. It is much more than your job title or job description. It is exhibiting how you are relevant and unique. What value do you “promise,” so to speak, to deliver to the organization? Read more

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On Michigan Avenue, you may have seen the Nakamol storefront. Here is the women behind the store and thriving jewelry business with a worldly flair and entrepreneurial spirit. Read more

How She Did It

As co-owner of LM Restaurant Group, Quaisser brings french flair to her restaurants, catering and events businesses. She hires for passion and it shows in her growing business. Read more

How She Did It

FinTech is booming in Chicago and Kristi Ross, Co-CEO of dough, Inc and Founder of tastytrade, is at the forefront. Both companies attract women and millennials especially, to the investing front—the next generation of do-it-yourself investors. Read more

How She Did It