• StatelineBusiness Briefs

    Training funds now available BELOIT _ The Business Employees' Skills Training (BEST) program now is accepting applications for training grants. The program offers small businesses grants of up to $10,000 to provide skills training for their employees. Rep. Dan Schooff,... Read More

  • Customer appreciation never goes out of style in business

    By Judith Mowris   Listening to a client recently, I learned that some business owners believe their customers aren't often right.   A retail shop owner complained that customers expected low prices, great food and outstanding service, but seldom appreciate... Read More

  • StatelineBusiness News In Brief

    Chambers to host business seminar ROSCOE _ The Roscoe and Rockton chambers of commerce are offering a joint seminar to help small business owners on March 16. A "Strategic Planning for the Growing Business" seminar is set to be held... Read More

  • New book examines employee relations

    By Jack Covert Special to StatelineBusiness Each month Jack Covert, president and founder of 800-CEO-READ, reviews some of the best recently released business books. 800-CEO-READ, a division of Milwaukee-based Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, is a leading direct supplier of book-based... Read More

  • Economic downturn may hurt older workers the most

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ He operated a successful video production company for 14 years, but now Richard Krantz is looking for a job in his old field: journalism. Krantz, 60, an award-winning former newspaper and television reporter, said he became tired... Read More

  • Business plans can direct companies to brighter future

    By Jim Rilott Chairman of Northern Illinois SCORE Have you prepared a business plan to help you guide the profitability and growth of your business? Too often, entrepreneurs prepare a business plan only because a financial institution requires it when... Read More

  • Farm ventures plant innovative ideas

    By By Dennis Nehring UW-Extension Agent Farm Service Agency (FSA) inspectors are reporting wet grain at the top of many bins this winter. The wet grain results as warm moist air within the grain rises and condenses moisture onto cold... Read More

  • SCORE provides free services to businesses

    By Jim Rilott Chairman Northern Illinois chapter of SCORE As the new year begins, 30 percent of the U.S. population is dreaming of starting a small business, and the Stateline Area is no exception. SCORE offers free mentoring and counseling... Read More

  • StatelineBusiness Building Permits

    Rockford building permits Issued Dec. 18 6785 Weaver Road, construction of interior tenant space, $196.40, Tom Huffman Issued Dec. 19 6483 Falcon Road, 34,637 square feet warehouse addition, $1,193.46, Bruce Hays 7801 E. State St., cosmetic remodel, $60, Ramkota Companies... Read More

  • StatelineBusiness ChamberNews

    Beloit Chamber of Commerce - Greater Beloit Legislative Breakfast will be Feb. 2, 7:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn of Greater Beloit, 200 Dearborn Ave. in South Beloit. Chamber of Commerce - Greater Beloit staff meeting will be Feb. 5,... Read More

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