You don’t have to be The Amazing Criswell to predict that next spring’s elections for Madison Common Council will be hotly contested. Eleven of the 20 alders just doubled down on attracting opponents. It is time to clean house.
I’m a big fan of index funds. I prefer lower-cost asset class funds (similar to indexes, but more surgically structured to target factors or asset classes), but let’s not nitpick here. Today, the investment world well knows the value of indexing.
In Wisconsin as in every state, the public economic development toolbox includes an assortment of hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, and wrenches. Knowing what tool to use can be the tricky part, especially when it comes to building the right “home” for startups and emerging companies.
The most recent edition of the Harvard Business Review dedicated a great deal of space to “innovation.” It is an area that is more critical than ever to the success of a growing business in today’s rapidly changing, extremely competitive environment.
The problem would have been averted if everyone just followed the rules. Unexpected behavior can lead to bad consequences.
Many employers are operating with legacy HR technology systems that have not been revised in several years. This can be a disastrous oversight in the war for talent, especially with the time- and cost-saving technologies that are readily available.
Raise your hand if you thought that paying your employee a salary over the minimum salary level (currently $23,660 a year, or $455 a week) made the employee exempt from (or not eligible for) overtime? Be honest. There are many of you out there.
“What is a hashtag?” is the most common question I hear when I give presentations on social media. People typically understand the concept but the deeper question is really, “How can I use hashtags in my business?”
Here’s a little survival tip for consultants. Do NOT suggest that a middle market company adopt a new procedure. No one likes new procedures. By extension they do not like consultants who bring up new procedures.
For any entrepreneur, owning your own business is something you’ve always dreamed of. And to have the opportunity to achieve that goal with your best friend (and in this case, brother) is the cherry on top of the sundae. What you don’t plan for is to watch that sundae melt away on the sidewalk outside your office.
In light of the changes that come with the DTSA, it is a good time for all companies to revisit their employee and contractor policies to ensure they have appropriate whistleblower disclosures. This includes reviewing employment policies and contracts, consultant and independent contract agreements, severance agreements, non-competes, and non-disclosure agreements.
So often in life, winning is about doing away with the competition. Few knew this reality better than the late, great Muhammad Ali. His actions provide some useful lessons to anyone who wants to get out and win. Here are six of the most important ones.
Let’s face it folks — the home sales market is crazy busy right now in Dane County. I learned that firsthand this spring.
Over the past several weeks, the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin hosted community discussions about local transportation concerns. We held sessions in La Crosse, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Janesville, and Wausau.