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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Sometimes Leading Means Taking a Step Back

Sometimes Leading Means Taking a Step Back

'Leading' does not mean literally showing people how to do their jobs. And when you have time off, be off.

You Don't Have to Be Olympic-Sized to Show You're a Good Sport

You Don't Have to Be Olympic-Sized to Show You're a Good Sport

The Olympics may not be very small-business-friendly. But smaller companies can still celebrate the values.

6 Top Twitter Feeds for Small-Business Inspiration

6 Top Twitter Feeds for Small-Business Inspiration

Perhaps the best way for small-business owners to use Twitter is as followers, not leaders.

A New (Older) Take on Internships

A New (Older) Take on Internships

Older workers who want to move into a new industry are finding internships are key to getting a foot in the door,

Water Parks Aren't Just Family Fun -- They're Family Run

Water Parks Aren't Just Family Fun -- They're Family Run

Multinationals run most entertainment options; water parks are where the little guys can compete.

Three Great Summer Reads With an Entrepreneurial Twist

Three Great Summer Reads With an Entrepreneurial Twist

It there's no such thing as summer vacation for business owners, how about some business books for the beach?

The State of Small Business at Midyear: Wary But Hopeful

The State of Small Business at Midyear: Wary But Hopeful

You have to be careful when looking for a simple answer to how small-business owners are feeling these days.

Why a Summer Vacation Might Lead to Your Next Business Breakthrough

Why a Summer Vacation Might Lead to Your Next Business Breakthrough

The common thread in the research is clear: New experiences seems to lead to more creativity.

Women's Work: Are Female Entrepreneurs Really So Different?

Women's Work: Are Female Entrepreneurs Really So Different?

Studies raise the question of what prevents the growth of vital women-owned companies

For Ambitious Students, Entrepreneurship Can Be a Big Win

For Ambitious Students, Entrepreneurship Can Be a Big Win

Graduating is a great, but leaving school with funds for the next step of your life is even better.