Another One Bites the Dust: The Sizzler’s Demise and the Future of Restaurants

The Sizzler restaurant chain has a special place in my family’s lore. My older brother Chris is today a successful musician and small business owner. Back in the mid-’80s, he was a young, struggling musician willing to take any gig that paid. One such gig was at a Sizzler on Chicago’s North Side. Apparently, the […]

Next Insurance Raises $250M D Round to Pursue SMB Opportunity

As we follow the world of local and small business, we have covered a lot of the start-ups that are focused on disrupting the traditional operating models of local and small businesses. To that end, we find it interesting that Next Insurance has raised another $250 million in a Series D round. The round was […]