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Emilia DiMenco is on our The Fierce 50 list—recognizing Chicago women over 50 for their example and inspiration. We asked DiMenco what makes her fierce at this time in her life and why she thinks women on the main stage are fierce. Read more

How She Did It

Loretta Rosenmayer founded INTREN more than 25 years ago, which is an innovative solution partner dedicated to building and maintaining the infrastructure of the energy industry. Read more

How She Did It

In today’s booming tech industry and ever changing business landscape, the term “innovation” is a hot topic that continues to drive progress. 16 years ago, Poonam Gupta-Krishnan put her business savvy to the test and took an entrepreneurial risk, ope Read more

How She Did It

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When Rebecca Fyffe purchased Landmark Pest Management in 2012, she recognized an opportunity to take the business to a new level. Read more

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As the business of insurance of all kinds continues to be a local and national talking point, Fatima Sifuentes, owner of Seguromex Insurance, is making strides in the field of auto insurance. Read more

How She Did It

You need to know your profit margins, fixed and variable costs, seasonality in your cash flows, employee benefit trends and costs, and other risk factors that can create unexpected costs. 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

Advice

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

Advice

We asked the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) to give us their list of the 10 best resources for women looking to strike out on their own as a business owner. Read more

Advice

Let’s be honest. If you want your company to grow, you simply can’t do everything. Delegating tasks will enable you to be more productive and creative. Read more

Advice

Paying it forward pays back in more ways you can imagine. Emilia DiMenco, CEO of the Women's Business Development, tells us the four ways to become an advocate for change. Read more

Inspiration

Before you take the leap into investing in technology for your business, consider these three important questions. Read more

Money

Chicago is the number one spot in the world for women entrepreneurs. If you are an aspiring business owner, take a look at these local resources that cater to female entrepreneurs. Read more

Advice

A new year means new challenges for most business owners. Even if you finished 2015 strong, market conditions and other factors could quickly sidetrack your plans for growth. Fortunately, many of the challenges can be turned into opportunities. Read more

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NBCUniversal Foundation’s 21st Century Solutions Grant Challenge awards money to Women’s Business Development Center. Read more

Inspiration

The Women's Business Development Center just announced it has received funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to operate one of only fourteen Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) nationwide. Read more

Network

An inheritance, a great stock, or property investments are surefire ways people have acquired wealth, but there’s another proven approach to wealth-building: entrepreneurship. Read more

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