The 10(0) Things Entrepreneurs Should Always/Never Do

By | April 6th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  The 10(0) Things Entrepreneurs Should Always/Never Do with Danny Schuman   A recent study shows that nearly 54 million people participated in some form of independent work in 2015, which is more than 33% of the U.S. workforce.   The gig economy, the side hustle, the entrepreneurial dream. They aren’t just alive and well, they’re [...]

NAWBO Event: Customer Service & Sales Training

By | April 3rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Customer Service and Sales Training: Twin Drivers that Spell Success – 7 Tips to Build a World Class Customer-Centric Company Sales and customer service evolve and change as your business grows.  From retail to manufacturing, professional services to the arts, solo-preneurs to entrepreneurs, every company must devise its own blueprint to provide world-class service. During this [...]

Coffee & Conversation

By | February 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join C&C in February as we link up at Catalyst Ranch, an amazing event space in Chicago, to bring you another edition of community building over a cup of coffee! Saturday, February 18, 2017 Catalyst Ranch 656 W Randolph St 10:00am-1:00pm (drop in any time) Coffee provided! Coffee & Conversation is a Chicago-based community of entrepreneurs and [...]

Ignite Chicago is Making Your New Year Fun!

By | January 31st, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd. Speaking at Ignite is an unforgettable experience. You step up to the mic. Your palms sweat. You can hear the thump of your blood rushing. Your voice cracks for [...]

The Creative World of Play with Corporate Event Interactive

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Entrepreneurs, Events, Innovation, Interviews, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Teambuilding, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jodi Whitlock of Corporate Event Interactive tells us about how their team got started, where she likes to vacation (don't forget the wine!) and what's coming up for CEI. What made you get into this business? CEI began as a traditional event planning company. We quickly discovered an affinity for the teambuilding and interactive part of [...]

December Calendar Coloring Page

By | December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Calendar, Coloring, Creative|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Hover over the calendar and then click the magnifying glass to print your December 2016 calendar page!

The Surprising World of Your Creative Mind

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative Spaces, Creativity, Innovation, Meetings, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Catalyst Ranch is celebrating its 14th anniversary, and for all that time, we have understood the importance of environment.  We have colorful fuzzy pipe cleaners on the tables to bend into fun shapes.  Ethnic and contemporary art decorates every wall.  We have coffee brewing and elaborate snack services to satisfy smell and taste, and lively conversation [...]

Meet Networking Ninja Tehilla Newman!

By | October 4th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative, Creativity, Design, Interviews, Meet, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

  Hello! My name is Tehilla. (sounds like "tequila") Newman; Catalyst Ranch's new Business Development Manager, Networking Ninja and Relationship Revolutionizer. After having grown up in Cherry Hill, NJ, I came to Chicago to go to Graduate School at a prestigious Theater Program. Having never failed anything before in my life, when the school "cut" me [...]

Meeting Tip of the Week for August 30th

By | August 30th, 2016|Categories: Brainstorm, Catalyst Ranch, Create, Creative, Creativity, Innovation, Meetings, Puzzles, Teambuilding, Tip of the Day, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Using Puzzles to Build Your Team If you are looking to capitalize on the Pokemon Go craze but don't want to fall off a cliff while on your phone, a great place to look is The Mystery League.  #Crain's Chicago Business just highlighted Sandor Weisz and his brainchild company, touting the benefits of people working together [...]

July Calendar

By | July 11th, 2016|Categories: Calendar|Tags: , , |

Hover over the calendar and then click the magnifying glass to print your July 2016 crabby calendar page!