Small biz spotlight

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: miiCard

admin | December 12th, 2012

Let’s talk about passwords for a second.  Or rather, how outdated and insecure passwords are nowadays.  With sites like Dropbox, LinkedIn, and Yahoo! all experiencing major password breaches– and learning that most frequently used password is actually “password”– it’s clear the current system of rote memorization and hacking is not working.  But, what’s a better […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Priority Dish

admin | December 5th, 2012

There is nothing more satisfying than filling out an anonymous feedback survey at the end of a long semester of some terrible college course, with an equally horrible professor. Your worst grievances get to make their way into the hands of the dean… where nothing will come of it.  Because everyone knows the worst professors […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: mor.sl

admin | November 28th, 2012

What do you get when you mix Epicurious with Peapod, and throw in a Netflix-like recommendation algorithm for good measure? This week’s Small Business Spotlight, mor.sl. mor.sl solves two problems all of us face at some point: what to eat for dinner and ensuring all the ingredients are in your kitchen.  mor.sl’s homepage lists pictures […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Dalla Terra Winery

admin | November 14th, 2012

Thanksgiving is just around the corner (next Thursday– it’s early this year). And right after you turn the Thanksgiving corner, you’re staring directly at a bunch of other major holidays. It’s just that time of the year. Besides turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and family there is one more key holiday component: wine! This week’s Small […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Stinglight Photography

admin | November 7th, 2012

There comes a time in everyone’s life where it seems like everyone they know gets married. That time in my life is now. I feel pretty comfortable in saying that I’m kind of an expert by default when it comes to weddings.  And if there’s one thing I’ve come to the conclusion that you should […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Simply Smart Tech

admin | October 24th, 2012

If there’s one thing all business owners, from Fortune 500 to the one-man shop small businesses, can agree on, it’s this: security and IT support are absolutely vital. Finding a trustworthy and reputable outside source– or even in-house support– can be an overwhelming endeavor. Well, if you happen to be a company in Chicago, search […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Simplytapp

admin | October 3rd, 2012

Quick, look in your wallet.  If you’re anything like the average American, you probably have three or four credit cards (and between $3,000 – $7,000 worth of credit card debt) making your billfold pretty thick and uncomfortable to sit on.  Now look at your phone and imagine if you could leave your credit and bank […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Bicyclette

admin | September 26th, 2012

It’s time to admit something embarrassing:  I never learned how to ride a bike.  There was a string of events that lead to this, but it’s mostly a result of crashing into the corner of my house, an aversion to physical pain, and a stubborn “streak” approximately a mile wide.  Some additional fun trivia: our […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: MyCorporation

admin | September 19th, 2012

Let’s face it: most of us are rubbish at knowing what’s going on when it comes filing legal documents. You tell us to file our taxes and we respond with TurboTax. We’re not well-versed on the process, what forms need to be filed, when and where said forms should be filed, and what the expense could […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Olander Group

admin | September 12th, 2012

There’s this myth out there in the world of professional services that the traditional agency model and crowdsourcing are mortal enemies.  Trying to get the two of them in the same room is like smashing two south pole magnets together.  If the traditional agency model and crowdsourcing were families, their fourteen-year-old children would enter into […]

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