About the business:
Sandstorm Design is a marketing and web design firm that specializes in branding and web development in Chicago. CEO Sandy Marsico started the company in 1998 because she was having trouble finding a job at a boutique agency. Finding clients was Sandstorm's biggest startup challenge, but today the firm's customers consist of B2B professional services companies and higher education institutions. Marsico attributes her company's success to finding the right people to whom she can delegate difficult tasks.
This year's Inner City 100 companies have fought off a sluggish economy through a combination of smart investment and savvy strategy. Here's how they are doing it.
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