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Elizabeth Blackwell


Elizabeth Blackwell is a freelance writer based in Chicago. She is the author of Frommer's Chicago guidebook and writes for The Wall Street Journal, Chicago and other national magazines.

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Benefits Trends for 2013: What You Need to Know

By Elizabeth Blackwell

As fears of another recession lift, companies are re-investing in their human capital.

07:30AM 01/25/13

What Really Spurs Small-Business Lending

By Elizabeth Blackwell

Smaller, newer banks are on answer for start-ups and small-biz expansion, since TARP failed to inspire the big ones.

07:30AM 01/18/13

Why Small-Biz Expansion Depends on a Few High Fliers

By Elizabeth Blackwell

Small-business growth rests with what's actually a very small subset of companies: Those that want to grow.

07:30AM 01/11/13

Swipe Fees Continue to Sting for Small Businesses

By Elizabeth Blackwell

The retail industry fought back against hidden swipe fees, but the resulting settlement settled nothing.

07:30AM 12/21/12

4 Rules of the New Office Holiday Party

By Elizabeth Blackwell

The office holiday party is a December tradition, but like many it must change with the times.

07:30AM 12/14/12

4 Ways Smaller Stores Can Compete for Holiday Shopping Dollars

By Elizabeth Blackwell

Smaller retailers must offer something distinctive and exclusive, yet meet shopper expectations.

07:30AM 12/07/12

How Big Can a Small Business Be?

By Elizabeth Blackwell

New regulations add to the confusion that links rural farm stands to a manufacturer exporting worldwide.

07:30AM 11/30/12

Study Unlocks What Makes Groupon Work for Businesses

By Elizabeth Blackwell

An academic offers a must-read for any business owner considering signing up with a deal site.

07:30AM 11/16/12

Why Tax Rates Aren't a Cure-All for Small Businesses

By Elizabeth Blackwell

Dig into the specifics and it's clear tax rates don't play the outsized role they seemed to in political debates.

07:30AM 11/09/12

Outsource Human Resources and Meet Your New PEO

By Elizabeth Blackwell

Small businesses hitting a certain size must consider the quirks of professional employer organizations.

07:30AM 11/02/12

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