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Annual Attic Angel sale

Annual Attic Angel sale

Proceeds from the two-day resale fundraiser provide support for Dane County families of children from birth to age 13 who are experiencing stress and trauma.

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Lisa Loup, Food Fight Restaurant Group

Lisa Loup, Food Fight Restaurant Group

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Lisa Loup, event director, Food Fight Restaurant Group​.

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10 portfolio strategies to help save on your income tax bill

With the passing of the April 15 tax-filing deadline, most people have now felt the impact of the changes to the tax code.

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Transportation budget should reflect what future will bring

Coming up with ways to pay for highways, ports, and other forms of travel is a challenge as old as the nation.

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Employee development: How to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset

Entrepreneurs are always thinking about ways to work smarter, wanting to serve their customers better, and taking the initiative to put those thoughts into action.

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The Gray Area

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Business leaders shouldn’t neglect a summer vacation

Constantly refusing to take time off is an unhealthy practice and can be counterproductive to the business or organization.

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How to adapt your marketing for the Experience Era

“Youth don’t care what you know, until they know how much you care.” This quote hung on the wall of one of the most inspirational people in my life, my agriculture teacher, Mr. A. He was more like my second dad, and he lived this message every day. This was his authentic personal brand, long before a personal brand was even a thing, or before “authentic” was the word of the year.

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Inside Wisconsin

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Milwaukee entrepreneurship not like Madison scene, nor should it be

The casual ’trep attire is the same, the conversations about launching and growing young companies are similar, and the worries about raising money are frequently shared. Parts of the startup and scale-up scene in Milwaukee, however, don’t much resemble the environment that has propelled Madison into being a hotspot for entrepreneurs. That’s more than OK.

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Business leaders should understand ‘Modern Desktop’ as a seismic shift in corporate computing

Though the phrase “Modern Desktop” sounds like it might be just a marketing phrase, it’s actually a seismic shift in corporate computing.

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8 interior design trends for your office walls

Since people spend the majority of their waking hours in the office, corporations are making it a priority to make their office spaces as welcoming and pleasant as possible for their staff and visiting guests.

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Exit Stage Right

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The terrifying taboo you should stare down and conquer

For all the topics you and your advisor discuss, how many of them cut right to the chase relative to your emotions surrounding the matrix that makes up our lives — that overlap of our family, business, business ownership, and, most importantly, you?

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Trade war or Game of Thrones?

If you aren't a GoT fan, then skip to the next paragraph. If you are, then you can appreciate how the current trade situation between China and the U.S. has all the drama of GoT.

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5 things leaders can learn from stand-up comedians

As you can imagine, stand-up comedy can make you a better presenter. After all, it’s one of the hardest forms of public speaking you’ll ever do (aside from effectively teaching second graders), which means if you can do OK in stand-up, all other types of business presentations will seem easier.

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Business plan contest finalists reflect a more diverse entrepreneurial Wisconsin

At its birth in 2004, the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest drew far more entries from the Madison area than the rest of Wisconsin. As a result, the bulk of finalists were also from Dane County.

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How to fish for people

For those out there who go fishing regularly or occasionally, you probably put some thought into what you will use to lure the fish onto your line.

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Midwest emerging as venture hot spot: Will Wisconsin step up?

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