Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

May 2013


Term of endearment: Networking, the TermSync way

Mark Wilson might be a humble former accountant and CFO, but he can network with the best of them. So much so that TermSync, the Madison start-up company he runs, now has more than 100,000 business points of contact. Such critical mass is what Wilson has built during his first couple of years as chief executive of TermSync. While he’s quick to note his business is not a collections company, it has designed a cloud-based, software-as-a-service product to help companies manage their accounts receivables process and take some of the hassle out of collections.

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About those state jobs numbers …

Anyone who is familiar with the phrase “lies, damned lies, and statistics” will understand the editorial decision that I’m about to explain. The poster child for this saying could well be the preliminary – and we do mean preliminary – monthly jobs data for Wisconsin that are released by the Department of Workforce Development, based on statistical information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Tax reform is key to economic confidence

As much as I railed against the fiscal cliff deal, one thing I hoped it would accomplish is to peel away a layer of the economic uncertainty that has put economic growth in a straightjacket. By permanently extending most of the existing federal tax rates, a peeling process has hopefully begun.

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Is Walker taking his eye off the ball?

With all the chatter about a new book and a presidential run by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one wonders whether the Republican Party’s new rock star has forgotten that he’s already got a job to do. You know, the governor’s gig in Madison? Last year, when news of the accounting failures at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. surfaced, we were assured the problems would be fixed. Not so, at least not yet, according to a recent report from the Legislative Audit Bureau. The LAB has uncovered mistakes so basic, one wonders if anyone is minding the store at the new state agency that is supposed to promote economic development.

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