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Now is the Perfect Time to Tell Your Business Story

Now is the Perfect Time to Tell Your Business Story Telling your business story is a compelling way to get your audience more invested in you and to help build know, like, and trust. But your business story shouldn’t be a dry About Us page filled with dates you first opened and how many locations…

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Your Employees Are Likely Part of the Gig Economy, and That’s a Good Thing

Your Employees Part of the Gig Economy

Your Employees Are Likely Part of the Gig Economy, and That’s a Good Thing COVID forced many employees to work from home, whether they wanted to or not. As recovery continues employee and employers are deciding between their preferred work location. Many employees chose to remain at home even when their business called them back.…

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Using Existing Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business

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Using Existing Facebook Groups to Grow Your Business Lemont and Homer Glen are like most municipalities, there are several Facebook groups that have formed around living, working, and/or playing in the area. Some are private and you’ll need to request to join. Others are public. Some groups are loosely veiled business generators for community leaders…

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Stop Procrastination TOMORROW

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Stop Procrastination TOMORROW The title of this article is supposed to be funny, but procrastination isn’t a laughing matter. In fact, procrastination can be severely impacting your business. It can affect sales, revenue, and employee happiness. But when work is tough and no news sounds good, it’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll handle the…

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What’s Your Biggest Marketing Challenge?

What’s Your Biggest Marketing Challenge? When a business operator finally decides they need someone focused on their marketing, and they resolve to hire for the position, it usually goes something like this: “This position will be in charge of posting to our social media channels.” But if that’s all you’re doing, you can put that…

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Labor Day Ideas for Your Business

Labor Day Ideas for Your Business Labor Day is fast approaching. This unofficial end of summer is largely ignored by businesses partly because a holiday surrounding working doesn’t seem like much fun. However, you can use this day for more than planning a backyard BBQ or trip to the beach. Here are some engaging social…

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5 Ways to Level Up Your Small Business Marketing (and yes, it’s time)

5 Ways to Level Up Your Small Business Marketing (and yes, it’s time) If you’re interested in ways to reach more people, and you’re ready to start maximizing technology, it’s time to look at these business solutions: List Building You need an email list. It’s the best way to stay in touch with your customers,…

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10 Ways to Get More Business Reviews

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10 Ways to Get More Business Reviews You may have seen in the news that Amazon is suing the administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook Groups over Fake Reviews.  Individuals used the groups to coordinate misleading reviews in exchange for free products or money, according to the suit.  Using these groups is NOT the way…

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Power Hour Episode 10 – Financial Planning Order of Operations with Mike Pensinger, CFP® of Pensinger Financial

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Power Hour Ep. 10 – Financial Planning Order of Operations with Mike Pensinger, CFP® of Pensinger Financial You may be familiar with math’s order of operations. When thinking about savings for retirement or college, Mike Pensinger, CFP® of Pensinger Financial takes us through the Financial Planning Order of Operations. Find out more about Pensinger Financial…

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Power Hour Episode 9 – Credit Scores and Reports with Lana Thompson of BMO Harris

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Episode 9 – Credit Scores and Reports with BMO Harris’ Lana Thompson BMO Harris’ Lana Thompson sits down to discuss Credit Scores and Reports with HCBA Executive Director Dan Mulka.  This is a great presentation, as credit scores have a major impact on our lives. Download the special BMO Harris Special Flier mentioned in the…

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