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Dec 14 2017

How Do LEDs Perform for Exterior Lighting?

There are many pitfalls to owning and operating a business, and one of those I see most often is the difficulty to maintain outdoor lighting. Most businesses can internally change an incandescent or fluorescent lamp,…

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Dec 13 2017

Organizational Growth with Karen Chiu of Project Vision Podcast

Project: VISION Karen Chiu from Project Vision a non-profit dedicated to providing support and guidance to the youth of the community, discusses her and Project Vision's organizational growth throughout the years with Verde Founder Jamie…

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Dec 06 2017

Sales Commission Structure

Incentivizing your sales team is the best way to grow your business, hands down. However, the sales commission structure can be one of the most difficult and nuanced components to get right in a business. …

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Nov 29 2017

Loving What You Do: Buddy Greene of Dearborn Wire and Cable Podcast

In our first Chicagoland Small Business Stories Podcast, Verde sits down with Buddy Greene to hear why loving what you do is as important today as it was when he grew his business in Chicago…

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Nov 22 2017

How to Overcome One of the Greatest Business Challenges

It can be hard to stand out in the crowd as a business. When looking at the stats it can seem quite scary: There are almost 28 million small businesses in the U.S. with approximately…

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Nov 14 2017

3 Ways to Improve Employee Health and Satisfaction in the Workplace

The workplace environment that your company establishes has a huge effect on your workers. In a report done by Bosti Associates -- an organization that analyzes different workspaces in order to find effective business strategies…

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Nov 05 2017

ComEd Energy Efficiency Program and Smart Ideas

In 2007, Illinois passed a law to tax customers and spend that taxation on energy efficiency. ComEd, People’s Gas, Northshore Gas, and Nicor Gas all spent incentive and rebate money out of the tax collected…

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Nov 01 2017

How Maintaining Your HVAC System Saves You Green

HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) are an important part of every home and business. They allow us to sit comfortably even when the conditions outside are bitter cold or sweltering hot. These systems…

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Oct 31 2017

The Facts of Light: Understanding Lighting Facts Labels

You take the good, you take the bad,you take them both and there you have, the Facts of Light? No? It's a little more complicated that that. Today we're talking about Lighting Facts, that label…

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fully embracing
Oct 30 2017

Respect Is a Powerful Discipline That You Aren’t Fully Embracing

I haven't see a lot of content on respect in the business world. Empathy, hustle, equality get plenty of coverage, but I think we need to flesh out what respect is beyond the obvious "it's…

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Oct 25 2017

Weatherstripping Chicago Doors – Stop Procrastinating!

Is there anything worse than getting a table by the front door of a restaurant only to feel the Chicago cold continually interrupting your meal? You know who wouldn't stand for that?  Daenerys Targaryen, that's…

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facts about led
Oct 25 2017

5 Facts About LEDs

Most of us have heard of LED lighting, but many may not know much about them. Let’s start the conversation about LEDs and why they are the true shining stars in energy saving. The Light-Emitting…

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