As foreign nationals pour their savings into small businesses in the U.S. to acquire temporary visas. The hope is that they’ll ultimately find a pathway to citizenship. But it’s not clear that the immigration reform bill makes that path any easier.
Holiday shoppers turned so-called "Cyber Monday" into one of the biggest spending days ever, according to a new report released Tuesday.Research from the IBM Digital Analytics Benchmark show online purchases grew 30.3 percent compared to the same time in 2011.“Cyber Monday was not on
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants aldermen to approve a new organization aimed at helping small businesses.On Tuesday, the mayor unveiled his plans for the Chicago Microlending Institute, which he says will train potential lenders on how to advise and give loans to people starting small businesses.
Dayton’s population has been shrinking since the 1960s. Most of the area’s factory jobs are long gone. To save the city, Schultz has embraced a new idea: Help immigrants and refugees lay roots in Dayton.
Chicago has a reputation of being a tough place for small business owners. Everything from obtaining a business license to hanging an awning requires time and a tolerance for red tape. Well, navigating these difficulties can be even more trying if you’re new to the country. Chicago Ma
The biggest economic news in Chicago this week may be what happens in politics.
On Tuesday voters in Chicago will choose almost a third of the city council. And for small business owners, that has big ramifications. They know their success can hinge on who their alderman is.