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How I Grew My Business: Doc Rannigan

Small business owner Doc Rannigan joined us on our podcast this past week to share his life story and how he built his businesses from the ground up. Doc served in the United States military where he learned valuable skills and after he served in the armed forces, he...

How to Grow My Business

How does one grow their business? In such a competitive and everchanging economy, how can we grow our businesses? By joining The McGraw Council, of course! That’s too easy! In all seriousness though and with all joking aside, I wanted to highlight quickly why your...

Why Capacity Limits and Shutdowns Must End

We discussed this on our weekly live recording recently but I felt it was important enough to cover it again. Despite the anticipated second round of PPP funding, many small businesses are not expected to survive the winter months (Mercado, 2020). Even though PPP may...

Illinoisans Should Be Celebrating But Are Instead Mourning

On a day when Illinoisans should be celebrating with joy, festivities, and excitement the state’s 202nd birthday as part of the Union, Illinoisans are rather mourning the loss of many small businesses. Since the start of COVID-19, Illinois has lost over 11,200 small...

Happy Thanksgiving! What Are You Thankful For?

On this week's agenda, rather than looking at what we are going to do, I want to encourage you to take a few minutes to think about what you have done over the last 1, 3, 5, 10, and 20 years. Where was your business just a few years ago? As you dwell on this, think...

Thank You!

Because of your contributions, The McGraw Council has provided resources to over 200 small businesses in merely a few months! Because of you this is more than possible… it is reality! We have donated resources to small business owners across the country and we truly...