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Brick by brick

Brick by brick

Over 100 people joined Baum Revision, community leaders, and project partners to celebrate the official ground-breaking ceremony of the historic Garver Feed Mill.

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Amber Writt, Ayres Painting Co.

Amber Writt, Ayres Painting Co.

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Amber Writt, president, Ayres Painting Co.

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Recent Blogs

Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

Estate planning doesn’t go away because of new tax law

The reality is that our own demise is a new beginning for our loved ones. When our door closes, a new chapter and phase in their lives begins.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Get excited about cybersecurity — no, really!

Cybersecurity affects everyone. Engage around the subject and strengthen your business and personal capabilities.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Business lessons I learned at my mother’s knee

My mother was a great businesswoman. She made it clear to me from my early childhood that it was accepted and fashionable for women to not only be in business, but also to succeed in business.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

The POWER of the handwritten appreciation note

Unfortunately, like many other practices from the “old days,” it seems that the handwritten note is slowly dying.

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Open Mic

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6 of the worst trade show marketing mistakes to avoid

Trade shows and conferences are a still a key strategy in most business-to-business marketing plans, and they take up a large portion of the marketing budget because they have the highest cost per lead of any marketing activity.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Keeping H-1B immigrants at home will help Wisconsin’s labor crunch

The H-1B is one of the few programs that allow foreign-born innovators, such as engineers and computer scientists, to stay in the country and begin the path toward citizenship. Yet, it takes dumb luck to qualify.

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Responsible investing principles support goals-based planning

Today, many individuals are upholding the ideals behind Earth Day every day, by making financial choices to reflect their environmental values. By using responsible investing principles to select the securities you own, you can likewise incorporate your values into your goals-based approach to wealth management.

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How to get your audience’s attention during training — and keep it

If you lose your employees’ attention during the first few minutes of a training session, good luck getting it back.

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6 questions to ask consultants before hiring them

Imagine that your company has decided to launch a new product line in a few months. Or perhaps you’re scaling from startup mode into full operations with a continued focus on growth but need to make sure that your products, services, and business processes are optimized.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

At Wisconsin’s oldest tech college, new task taking shape: Working with Foxconn

In southeast Wisconsin these days, jokes Bryan Albrecht, “orange is the new green.”

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

Two truths and a lie: Business valuation edition

“Two truths and a lie” is a game where someone tells three things about him or herself and the other players have to guess which one is a lie. It’s a fun game. It brings out a lot of creativity and dispels myths and misperceptions about a person.

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Open Mic

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Yes, you can be active at work!

What, when, where, how, and why should you invest a few minutes during your workday to be physically active?

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Nothing ventured, nothing gained: Investing in Wisconsin innovation

The Wisconsin Idea — the concept that the knowledge and innovative ideas from the university reach to the borders of our state and beyond — highlights the preeminent role that our university system plays in creating a better quality of life for the citizens in our state.

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Legal Login

with Mindi Giftos

Blockchain is bigger than bitcoin

Over the past few months, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have been the talk of the town, inspiring commentary verging on hyperbole. Having said that, we should not allow the crypto-craze to obscure one thing that seems more certain: the technology that cryptocurrencies are built upon — blockchain — is here to stay.

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Cool ways to use variable data printing to improve your marketing results

Marketing today is all about personalization. With the amount of data collected every day about people and their lifestyles, habits, and purchases, you can market to an individual so specific it may be downright creepy.

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Archive »Biz Report

Bad, good news for Atwood chocolate fans

Business owner survey yields interesting results

MATC South Campus on fast track

Bank to add Stoughton branch

Plan Commission OKs Hill Farms plan

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