Legal Matters: What Are the Benefits of Where You Form an LLC?

by Christine Mortensen on April 16, 2014

Heather Harper

We asked our community what legal questions we could have answered for you and Heather Harper, who is speaking at our upcoming Law Summit on May 3rd responded: What are the benefits of forming an LLC in Illinois vs a foreign LLC…

Wrongful Termination or Rightful Firing? A Business Owner’s Perspective

by Guest Author on April 16, 2014

Wrongful Termination or Rightful Firing? A Business Owner’s Perspective

Hiring employees can be fun and exciting.  You bring a great new person on board and you’e excited about showing them the ropes.  But, as we all know, not everyone who shines in an interview is quite as impressive on…

The Top 5 Signs You’re Being Overlawyered

by Guest Author on March 27, 2014

How to Avoid Paying for Unnecessary Legal Fees

How to Avoid Paying for Unnecessary Legal Fees  Some people fear dealing with attorneys for the same reason they fear dealing with mechanics. If you’re not a car expert yourself, you tend to worry that the mechanic may take advantage…

The Hidden Danger Being a Solo Entrepreneur

by Melanie Grillet on March 25, 2014

Solo entrepreneur on phone

So I’ve achieved my dream of owning my own business, helping people through our coaching, and having an entirely free and mobile lifestyle. It’s AWEsome. I love it so much, I’m fueled daily to work on my business from the…

Explainer Videos 101

by Guest Author on March 24, 2014

Explainer Videos 101

1. What is an explainer video? Explainer Videos. Ok, by now you’ve probably heard this term a million times. Especially since, as an entrepreneur, you’ve probably worked hard mastering ways in which to get the word out on your company’s…

Secure in the Cloud—Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Data

by Guest Author on March 21, 2014

Cloud security

Cloud computing offers a number of benefits: flexibility, scalability, collaboration, automation, among others. These advantages are particularly felt in small-to-medium-sized businesses that may not otherwise be able to afford technology solutions to make them competitive with larger corporations. Despite this,…

StartUp with a View to Success

by Guest Author on March 20, 2014

startup foundation

Entrepreneurs looking to build for success need more than just passion and a great idea. They need a foundation ready to lean into their success. This means making smart, informed choices from the beginning. With your business and the marketplace…

Where There’s A Will, There’s A Way… For Entrepreneurs

by Guest Author on March 19, 2014

Funding your business

Money. What topic conjures up more emotion, positive and negative? Which subjects stimulate more provocation than those regarding the “almighty dollar?” As an entrepreneur, or an aspiring one, you face a history of convincing statistics that clearly show you are…

Find Out What People Are Saying About Your Business Online

by Guest Author on March 17, 2014

What People Say About Your Business

Online feedback can make or break a brand, especially when that feedback is presented in a public place that’s easily accessible for potential customers. Today, more than ever, online users resort to reviews and feedback from other buyers before making…

How to Kill It at Your First Trade Show

by Christine Mortensen on March 14, 2014

businessman fire rocket to up selling

Trade show expenditures account for 39.2 percent of B2B marketing budgets, reflecting recognition of the vital importance of exhibitions as promotional vehicles, according to a 2012 report by the Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR). Skyline Exhibits research released last…