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Women and the Small Business Workforce

Katie Vlietstra | Posted 08.14.2014 | Small Business
Katie Vlietstra

Just as women face challenges at leading companies and within its ranks, the situation is strikingly similar among the small business community. Again, women are a growing and dominant group among the self-employed, but encounter challenges in opening and growing their own small business.

Rule-of-Law and Property-Rights Crisis in Houston?

Kevin Price | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Kevin Price

There is a dark cloud overshadowing the Bayou City because of a lawsuit pursued by the neighbors of a high ­rise in one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods.

Despite Regional Differences, Women Across the Globe Face Same Career Advancement Challenges

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Women make up half the workforce in nearly every developed country around the world; however, when you look at the levels of senior female leaders the...

The Best Mother's Day Gift We Can Give: A More Secure Social Security

Jane White | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Jane White

If the men in Congress love their mothers, then strengthening Social Security should be high on their to-do list, especially this time of year.

Which Companies in Illinois Are Growing?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.31.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Fortune magazine analyzed the annual revenues, profit growths, and net incomes of various companies and came up with their "100 Fastest Growing Companies" list in 2013. Five companies in Illinois made the list.

How The Best Fortune 500 Companies To Work For Drive Appreciation, Access, Rewards

George Bradt | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
George Bradt

Looking across the 18 best companies to work for in the Fortune 500 indicates three broad themes: appreciation, access and rewards. Google, American E...

The One, Two Punch of Being Anti-Gay

Deena Fidas | Posted 05.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Deena Fidas

First a reputation stain, then the pocketbook strains. That's what lawmakers the world over learned to expect recently when efforts to penalize LGBT people move forward.

The Singularity of Organization Is Influence

Stephanie Michele | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Stephanie Michele

Generating, moderating and channeling influence has become the most important thing that any company can invest in, so why aren't more doing it?

Parity in 2084?!

K. Sujata | Posted 02.19.2014 | Chicago
K. Sujata

If women continue to support other women, we won't have to wait until 2084 to see gender equality in the boardroom and in the C-suite. Let's challenge ourselves and others to make major strides in 2014.

C-suite Doors Still Locked to Women: Time to Press in From the Outside While You Lean in From the Inside

Rebecca Sive | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Rebecca Sive

Understand that your corporate leadership will derive from your having power and influence in ways and places that matter to your company's decision makers, not (so much) from your camaraderie or diligence. (Otherwise, you'd be in that C-suite already.)

Why Not Everyone Is Happy About Workplace Support Growth For Gay Rights

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after...

Twitter Triumph: 100% of Fortune 500 Will Soon Tweet

Adam Wexler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Adam Wexler

With a rising stock price the IPO appears to be a success, but that's nothing compared to what's coming from the social media giant. In many respects, Twitter is already the king of the social media world. Soon, that will be undisputed.

6 Reasons to Start a Part-time Business

Tai Goodwin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Tai Goodwin

Do you belong to that growing number of people who spent close to six-figures on an education you hardly use in your day job? Taking on consulting projects on the side can give you a chance to stay engaged with your intended field and keep your practical experience current.

Obama's Closing the Small Business Administration, Why Is the Media Helping?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Here is the truth that you will never hear or see in any story in the mainstream media about why President Obama wants to close the SBA.

Are Working Dads Stepping up at Home?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents
Eve Tahmincioglu

"Half of the world's parents are men," says Brad Harrington, Executive Director, Center for Work & Family or Center for Work and Family. "And yet, so often, men are so noticeably absent in terms of the conversations around work and family."

Illinois' Fortune 500 Top 25

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.30.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

If you live in Illinois, you may have a Fortune 500 company in your backyard. In today's chart we break down the Fortune 500 to the Top 25 Illinois co...

Obama Small Business Administration Shutdown Will Go Unreported in Mainstream Media

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Politics
Lloyd Chapman

One journalist from the mainstream media could save the SBA and all the federal programs to assist the 28 million small business that create over 90 percent of net new jobs in America. Just one. Don't hold your breath.

SBA Fraud and Potential Closure Reveal True Small Business Advocates

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 11.25.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only government agency to assist the nation's 28 million small businesses. President Obama is proposing to close it. Now, who is objecting to that plan?

Obama's Plan to Close the SBA Will Sink the Economy and His Approval Rating

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

The one and only agency in Washington to assist the 28 million American small businesses is the SBA. The agency is charged with managing the single largest economic stimulus program in U.S. history to assist small businesses.

Why Men Must 'Lean In' to Support Women's Leadership

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.09.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Guys, let's help get more women into public office. Okay, this is about fairness, and getting better government everywhere. I feel that we should tr...

Has the Mainstream Media Unwittingly Helped the Government Cheat Small Businesses?

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.22.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

I think the mainstream media has unwittingly helped the government cheat American small businesses out of over two trillion dollars in federal contracts over the last decade.

Leadership Mandates for Business Transformation

Faisal Hoque | Posted 09.08.2013 | Business
Faisal Hoque

Lurking in the background is a new threat -- a new entrepreneur, a new delivery model or a new idea that can and will rip the legs out from underneath an otherwise stable and profitable industry.

Small Business Administration Cheats Small Businesses Again

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

One good investigative journalist could end this 10-year-old federal contracting scandal and stop the government from cheating America's 28 million small businesses out of over $200 billion a year. Just one. Where are you?

And The World's Most Profitable Company Is...

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

It's still an oil man's world after all. Fortune released its list of the world's 500 largest corporations on Monday, ranking them by revenue for ...

Fixing the Green Economy Gender Gap

Kathleen Rogers | Posted 08.07.2013 | Women
Kathleen Rogers

With more than a century of industrial development at our backs, the moral imperative to change how we treat natural resources and human capital while reducing and eliminating dirty fossil fuels is urgent.