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Lessons From My Lake County Fair Experience

Lessons From My Lake County Fair Experience

Record-low temperatures fell upon the Chicagoland area last weekend. But that didn’t stop my beautiful wife Michele and I from following through on our plans to attend the annual Illinois…

Matt Bacak: Can I Get Rich?

Matt Bacak: Can I Get Rich?

Someone recently asked me if I could make them rich. Yeah… I mean…no! I can’t make anybody rich. You have  got to make yourself rich. And that’s one of the…

Interview with Joe Sugarman: How To Become A Master Influencer

Interview with Joe Sugarman: How To Become A Master Influencer

Steve Sipress:  I’ve lived in Chicago for the past 12 years, and you’re originally from here.  I consider you the greatest marketer ever to come out of Chicago, and it’s…

Going Small to Go Big: Choosing Your Target Market

Going Small to Go Big: Choosing Your Target Market

One of the most common, fundamental challenges I’ve noticed in helping thousands of small business owners over 30+ years, is that they have tremendous difficulty narrowing their marketing focus to…

11 Secrets to Better Time Management for Entrepreneurs

11 Secrets to Better Time Management for Entrepreneurs

What secret do wealthy people know that most people don’t? If you study their lives closely, you’ll discover that the wealthy have certain habits that lead to their success. Successful…

Cover Controversy

Cover Controversy

Last week I wrote about the latest non-stop “must-see-TV” red-alert news story that’s been on everyone’s mind at least for the past couple of weeks, from the chronically unemployed welfare…

Me And My Hoodie

Me And My Hoodie

I love wearing my rhino hoodie (that’s me at left). I wear it every night when I walk my dog around my neighborhood in the dark. In the winter, it…

No News Is Good News

No News Is Good News

We all know that “the news” has an overwhelmingly negative slant: plane crashes, murder trials, political scandals, natural disasters and the like get all the attention, and news outlets rarely…

Time To Move On

Time To Move On

Three weeks ago I posted here about selling one of my businesses. I became the local Chicago “Certified Independent Business Advisor” for a small business marketing company, and promoted their…