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Business Owners Are Optimistic About 2022, But Expect To Need More Funding, JPMorgan Chase Survey Finds

It’s been a long two years for small business owners navigating the ups and downs of the pandemic. But despite this, 61% of business leaders surveyed by JPMorgan Chase Insights say they expect profits to increase in 2022. And, 71% said they’re optimistic about their company and industry. The survey was conducted before the omicron […]

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Problem Solved: To Create a Healthy Remote Environment, This Company Changed Its Pay Structure to be more Equitable

Chicago-based Inspirant Group’s 50 employees have been a remote force well before the pandemic. Amir Azarbad, Meighan Newhouse and Chris VanAvermaete — all former employees of global consulting group Deloitte —  launched the group in 2017, calling themselves “recovering consultants.” Their goal was to make a new kind of firm, one that put its employees […]

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University Pitch Competitions Plan Cautiously for In-Person Events as Global Reach Expands

Back when COVID-19 first began to spread in March 2020, many universities were getting ready to hold their final rounds of their pitch competitions. Nathan Lillegard, the director of the University of Oregon Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship’s New Venture Championship, remembers turning to his team, concerned. “I don’t think we’re going to do NVC this […]