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Feb 18, 2020

Leah says she feels "conflicted" about doing business in the city of Chicago.

What started as a vision for one retail shop has grown into a go-to hub for Chicago pet supplies, grooming services and dog daycare. With three locations, and a move and expansion on the horizon, Leah certainly has her hands full.

And she...

Feb 11, 2020

Previously, Alex described doing business in Chicago as "frustrating". Running the sign company his father started has been a challenge, to say the least, especially with all of the layers of approval and red tape it takes for clients to get their signs and awnings approved.

The permit process is currently slow and...

Feb 4, 2020

Sylvia and Augie's business grew out of a personal need for an effective laundry detergent that wouldn't irritate their family's sensitive skin.

From diaper rash to eczema to sweaty workout clothes, Sylvia couldn't find an "all in one" product that worked for everyone, so she engaged an organic chemist to create one....

Jan 28, 2020

Liz says doing business in Chicago is "uncertain" because she's trying something outside of the box in the grocery market.

Forty Acres Fresh Market is a pop-up grocer specializing in selling high quality fresh produce at an everyday low price. Founded in response to the dearth of fresh food options on Chicago's West...

Jan 21, 2020

Shelby describes doing business in Chicago as a "microcosm."

Learn more about his journey through Chicago's food world on this week's episode!


How’s Business? is created by the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Law School (IJ Clinic) and is hosted by Stacy...