Posts in category "Entreprenuership"

3 Unspoken Ways that Entreprenuership Will Change the World in the 21st Century

3 Unspoken Ways that Entreprenuership Will Change the World in the 21st Century
With our country transforming from a job economy into an entrepreneurial economy, Michael Simmons CEO and Co-Founder of Empact , guest blogs for us today on his insight on how this change will impact the world.   I had the pleasure of meeting him a few years ago at a US Chamber of Commerce meeting here... Read more »

Chicago Financial Coach Matt Sapaula Grabs Lunch with Hillary Clinton and President Aquino of the Philippines

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How would you respond if you received an email inviting you to Washington DC for a special lunch with Hilliary Clinton and the President of the Philippines?  I thought I was getting PUNK’D flying to DC and getting pitched to invest in Nigerian gold. When I arrived, it was all pomp and circumstance and finding... Read more »

Last Minute Tax Tips and Business Mixer in Oakbrook

Bringing in some last minute tax tips w/Jeanne!
If you haven’t done so already, here’s some last minute tax tips I shared this morning on WCIU’s “You and Me This Morning Show” to help you file your income tax return before Tax Day on April 16th, 2012! 1. File an Extension if You Need More Time - Form 4868 Provides for 6-month extension... Read more »
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Personal Finance in a Changing Economy: Don't Be a Fool

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Do you know one of the greatest manuals I use to help gain insight into making Money Smart decisions?  When it comes to managing money, discerning on what opportunities to take advantage of and people to surround myself with, there is no greater book to help me than the book of Proverbs...

7 Business Insights from a Judges Seat During Miller Coors MUES Business Plan Competition

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VIDEO: Bonus tips in this blog from the other national judges during the competition. This past weekend was a once a year opportunity for young entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas.  A panel of judges from diverse business backgrounds came together on behalf of the MillerCoors MUES competition to award these competitors a shot at... Read more »

#1 Investment You Can Make In Any Season

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What is one of the most profound things you can do before you decide to invest your hard earned money and precious time in anything?  There are no shortcuts to success.  There is no fast path to getting what you want without regret and heartache along the way. The biggest thing you can do is... Read more »
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Don't Run Your Personal Finances Like the Government

Are you looking for a great model to follow when planning your personal finances and household budget?  Well, don’t follow your favorite uncle and cousin.  The US Government AND “cousin” Illinois are terrible at leading the way with how their own financial affairs are managed. While sitting in St. Maarten this past week uploading photos,... Read more »

How a Debt Crisis Affects Your Retirement

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Have you wondered how the government’s poor stewardship of our taxes may affect your future income and financial stability in retirement?  What about the European debt crisis affecting us here in the United States? As if times today weren’t hard enough, this issue affects both young, old and everyone in between.  All need to be... Read more »

Money Smart Week 2011 KICKOFF! 500+ FREE personal finance classes offered

And yes, that Jesse De Guzman, head sushi chef and one of the 2011 Chicago Magazine's "Most Beautiful People" of Chicago!  Yup, he's Filipino.
Have you struggled in the area of personal finance and managing your money?  Have you been financially frustrated and confused about important decisions about investments, renting versus owning your home, helping send your kids to college or how to get out of debt, to name a few? Money Smart Week Chicago has officially begun, April... Read more »
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Networking in Chicago: Sarah Vargo & Jarrett Payton Lead the Way

Katrina and Jeff indulge while we are graced with one of Chicago Magazine's 2011 "100 Most Beautiful People", Jesse DeGuzman (I'm not lettin' you live that down Jesse!)
Have you heard the saying, “It’s who you know?”  Taking that to another level, especially in this economy, it’s “Who knows YOU!”  Networking has been a trademark of how I’ve built my brand, gotten my message out in a noisy world and of course, stand shoulder-to-shoulder within the community I serve to get real-time feedback... Read more »