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Christina Wing and Sam Eder are Powering the Local Food Revolution with Big Wheelbarrow

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Posted by: Connor Nolan on 3/7/19 10:33 AM

For most of us, rooting for the home team is a given; after all, it’s easier to identify and support the city, town, or region that we’re most familiar with. That support extends to what we eat as well -- and though everyone loves a good local farmers market -- that doesn’t always help local food distributors. However, Christina Wing and Sam Eder of Big Wheelbarrow are hard at work ensuring that local farm vendors are reclaiming their place as hometown heroes.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 3/4/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 3/5/19 9:39 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of March 4, 2019.

1871 and Truss Partner to Expand Opportunities for Entrepreneurs in Chicago’s Startup Community

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Posted by: 1871 on 3/1/19 1:06 PM

We're excited to partner with Truss, a leading online marketplace, to help connect entrepreneurs, founders, and startups with best-in-class office space. 

Think It Might Be Time to Hire More Employees? Here’s How to Weigh Your Options

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/28/19 3:18 PM

Since running a startup is a constant balancing act, assessing just when to invest in hiring more employees can be tricky. As you work on scaling your business and reaching profitability, it's best to run as lean as possible. With labor accounting for 50 to 60 percent of business costs, hiring more people isn't exactly "lean." In this guest post, Bob Cerone, CEO of Cognos HR, shares his insights on when its best to start expanding your team.

Daniel Vallejos is Building a Human Resources Revolution with 360HRE

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/27/19 9:00 AM

If you have a spare moment today, make sure to stop by your Human Resources department -- and just say ‘thank you.’ You may not always see it, but these professionals are integral to your productivity and employee experience. But what happens if the HR department isn’t providing an amazing employee experience? It may be because they have never felt an amazing work experience. That’s the issue Daniel Vallejos, Founder of 360HRE, is working to solve. In this interview, Vallejos takes us into the HR revolution and talks about why curiosity -- though dangerous to cats -- is an entrepreneur’s best resource.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 2/25/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/26/19 9:32 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of February 25, 2019.

1871 and Charles Schwab to Commemorate International Women's Day with ‘Balance for Better’ Event

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/20/19 5:44 PM

We're excited to join Charles Schwab, one of the nation's most prestigious brokerage firms, to celebrate women in the workforce with this year's International Women's Day event. Featuring this year's theme of 'Balance for Better,' we'll celebrate the day with a maker’s fair, free workshops, a panel discussion, a feature presentation, and a fireside chat.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 2/20/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/20/19 11:27 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of February 20, 2019.

Solve Your Charity Challenges and Make Giving a Habit with Joel Pollick’s Percent Pledge

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/20/19 10:33 AM

“Where do I even start? How do I research charities? Who’s actually doing great work? Once I do give, where’s the money really going? If I’m not rich, can I even make an impact?" These are a just a few of the questions that pop when young professionals think about giving. To answer these, Joel Pollick, Founder and CEO of Percent Pledge, has made it his mission to empower every young professional to become a philanthropist and easily make giving a habit. In this post, Pollick discusses the importance of simplicity, transparency, and even fear.

6 Reasons Why Startups Need Great Execution More Than Great Ideas

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/14/19 9:19 AM

Most entrepreneurs begin with the idea that their startup is bound to create ripples in the market. They may have a strong investor and an empowered team. They are focused on the big picture. They have all the ingredients that could lead to a successful startup. Despite being well prepared, there are only a few businesses that manage to see another year of existence. Some businesses fail while some don’t. In this article, Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai, takes a look at why execution -- and not ideas -- can make all the difference. 

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