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When it comes to hiring, two types of workers primarily exist - full time employees and independent contracts. Each position has their own benefits and drawbacks from both a worker and employer perspective. For instance, while contractors may make a higher salary, they have to...

If you’re a business owner or entrepreneur, trademarks and patents are two terms you’ve probably heard quite a bit. Many people hear these terms and just assume their definitions are interchangeable. They’re each designed to protect a company’s intellectual property -- easy enough, right? Not...

Small business owners understand that finding support, both financially and strategically, can be a challenge. Luckily, the Chicago area is filled with local resources that want to help your business grow and thrive. Here are a just a few key players every entrepreneur should get...

It is essential for employers to recognize employees’ achievements in the workplace. Simply giving them a pay raise is one way to show appreciation, but many companies are leaning towards other incentives to keep their top talent happy and engaged. Here are a few ways to...

Whether you are just starting to invest or have been for years, mistakes will be made — unfortunately, more than once. However, making mistakes is all part of the learning process. Here are a few common investment mishaps and how you can best avoid them: Being...

Making sure your employees are following the Company policy is a job of itself, but it is equally important to know that you are complying with workplace rights as well. Employers can avoid making potentially costly mistakes by reviewing the basics and constantly staying aware...

Freelancing, or contractors working freely for multiple employers, has become an increasingly viable options for skilled employees in today’s economy. Small business owners, and the freelancer employees that are hired, have been reaping the benefits of hiring independent contractors for their projects. However, before an...

Do not put your business ideas on hold simply because you feel you do not have enough capital. If people are willing to purchase your goods or services, then it is worth it to work your way through the challenging early stages of building a...

Google, Apple and Zappos are some of today’s most successful companies and they all share one common characteristic - they encourage and foster a great culture within their company. They embody the entrepreneurial spirit within their employees giving them a chance to freely express and...