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  • Small Business Minute: Setting goals important for company growth
    By Brian Leaf Parents raise children; entrepreneurs raise companies. Children grow up with dreams of what theyíll be someday. A small companyís aspirations depend on the vision and direction of its owner. Your business may still be young, but what do you want it to be when it grows up? The Se... <more>

  • MIT Club of Wisconsin aims to boost technology transfer
    By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has generated billions of dollars of business activity and hundreds of spinoff companies Ė most of them on the East and West coasts. ďItís part of the culture,Ē said Herb Zien, a Wisconsin native who earned a masterís... <more>

  • Selig: Baseball Can Solve Its Own Problems
    As baseball commissioner, Bud Selig is as involved in politics at times as he is in baseball itself. Selig's latest foray into the political realm was a March 17 appearance before a congressional committee examining steroid use in baseball. Arizona Senator John McCain and other congressmen ... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: S&S Cycle builds speed in tranquil setting
    By Gregg Hoffmann VIOLA - Life seems slow and sedate among the hills and valleys near this small southwestern Wisconsin town. That is until you come to 14025 County Highway G. There you will find S&S Cycle Inc., the leading manufacturer of high performance engines and components for motorcycles i... <more>

  • Small Business Minute: Are you under-insured?
    By Brian Leaf You pay your insurance bill every month. So how can you be under-insured? If your insurance policy has been in place a number of years, chances are that no longer reflects your business. Why? Your company has changed. The property may be worth more. There may be more inventory i... <more>

  • WisBiz People: Enviro Leader Pushes 'Green' Business
    This is a new edition of WisBiz People, a column from WisBusiness Editor Brian Clark. If you know someone with a good business story to tell, write to clark@wisbusiness.com with your idea. By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MADISON ... <more>

  • Attanasio: New Brewers Owner Taking In First Spring Training
    Mark Attanasio has invested in and acquired companies in a variety of industries around the United States as an investor specialist, but baseball might be the highest profile, most unique industry of all. The new Brewers' owner recently flew from his Los Angeles base to Phoenix to address his team b... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Berres brewing some changes
    By Gregg Hoffmann WATERTOWN - It takes a whole company to brew a great cup of coffee. The employees of Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters have collaborated to do just that for years. Now, the company also is brewing a few changes, while vowing to maintain the quality that has allowed... <more>

  • Small Business Minute: Using online tools for traditional networking
    By Brian Leaf Business is often a who-you-know proposition and networking has long been an effective means to expanding an entrepreneurís address book. These days many small business owners are turning to Internet-working. Letís face it. Itís hard to get out of the office to schmooze. But connecti... <more>

  • Riedmann: Birkie draws millions of dollars to northern Wisconsin
    The Birkebeiner is expected to work its economic magic in northwest Wisconsin again this year by drawing thousands of people to ski, watch and volunteer at North America's premier cross country ski marathon. It will infuse between $4 million and $7 million into... <more>

  • WisBiz People: New WARF Investment Director Returns to Madison Roots
    This is a new edition of WisBiz People, a column from WisBusiness Editor Brian Clark. If you know someone with a good business story to tell, write to clark@wisbusiness.com with your idea. By Brian E. Clark WisBusiness.com MA... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Logistics Health Impact is Worldwide
    By Gregg Hoffmann LA CROSSE – Reservists and National Guard serving in Iraq and elsewhere have felt the impact of Logistics Health Inc. from its headquarters in this Wisconsin river town. So have health care professionals across the nation. And, vaccines that could combat &qu... <more>

  • Small Business Minute: Deciding when to sell
    By Brian Leaf The economy is getting better and it may be time to cash out of the business you spent years building. But donít be impulsive if itís time to sell it. News reports quote business brokers saying buyers have stepped into the market, with service and distribution businesses in de... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Newspaper chain ownership explodes in state
    By Gregg Hoffmann Representatives of newspapers from around the state will convene in Appleton this week for the annual Wisconsin Newspaper Association convention. The number of representatives will be about the same as it is very year. But the number of companies they represen... <more>

  • Small Business Minute: Dealing with stress
    By Brian Leaf If youíre stressed out about business, your employees are probably stressed out, too. Job stress is costly. Health care costs nearly 50% more for stressed out employees, according to the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. And the workplace has never been more s... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: La Crosse Center could be home to sports again
    By Gregg Hoffmann The La Crosse Center, which once housed CBA basketball and indoor football teams, could be on the verge of becoming a sports venue once again.Representatives of the All-American Professional Basketball League and the United States Hockey League have expressed interest in putting fr... <more>

  • WisBiz People: New owner rejuvenates Wausau ski area
    This is a new edition of WisBiz People, a column from WisBusiness Editor Brian Clark. If you know someone with a good business story to tell, write to clark@wisbusiness.com with your idea. WAUSAU – Charles Skinner has skiing in his blood. And ... <more>

  • Small Business Minute: Tips for handling W-2 forms
    By Brian Leaf It's tax time and companies are getting ready to distribute W-2 forms to employees. But what should you do if you can't find a former employee? It happens every year. Someone from your staff quit and moved. The contact information you have is bad. And the W-2 you se... <more>

  • WisBiz In-Depth: Brewers' sale official; Attanasio group to spend money to win
    By Gregg Hoffmann MILWAUKEE – A group headed by Los Angeles investor Mark Attanasio was officially approved as the new Milwaukee Brewers owner Thursday by Major League Baseball. But, Attanasio already has been calling the shots on the Brewers' operations for a few months and has d... <more>

  • WisBiz People: RoleFlow Swimming Against Cautious Midwestern Current
    This is the first edition of WisBiz People, a new column from WisBusiness Editor Brian Clark. If you know someone with a good business story to tell, write to clark@wisbusiness.com with your idea. MADISON - Mark Blumenfeld never wanted his software co... <more>

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