November 29, 2017

WTVO highlights Urban Farmgirl’s mass appeal

Thank you to Christie Nicks of WTVO TV in Rockford for featuring Urban Farmgirl in her Stateline Strong series. Urban Farmgirl takes classic furniture and aging […]
November 29, 2017

Be S.M.A.R.T. about your social media strategy

The afternoon lunch trip is an interesting experience. The next time you go, take a moment to look at the groups that are eating together. How […]
November 27, 2017

New coffee brand is fundraising drive for adults

ROCKFORD, Illinois — Robert Ewald is helping nonprofits raise money by selling something that adults actually like. Ewald, owner of the 18-year-old Ewald Services in Machesney […]
November 20, 2017

Millennial party app wins second Rockford Startup Weekend

ROCKFORD — A Rockford salesman and two Rockford Christian students teamed up to win the top prize Sunday in Rockford’s second Startup Weekend. Startup Weekends are […]
November 10, 2017

Want to livestream? Check out these tools

I’m a word person, so this fact distresses me: According to data from the live-video platform Livestream, 80 percent of online users would rather watch live […]
November 3, 2017

Anderson Funeral & Cremation is rare Illinois winner of national award

BELVIDERE, IL – Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, which has been helping families since 1890, is the first Boone County funeral home to receive the Pursuit […]
October 15, 2017

Can pictures of dogs really help you stand out on Facebook?

Facebook is the new phone book – if your business doesn’t have a Facebook page then you really aren’t in business. According to the Pew Research […]
October 10, 2017

FastPitch lesson: Use failure to learn

In my second year of trying my best pitch at Northern Illinois University EIGERlab’s FastPitch competition, I can honestly say I was so close to winning. […]
October 3, 2017

54 hours you can’t afford to miss

What can you do in 54 hours? The flyer I came across promised that we would build a business in this time. What the flyer didn’t […]