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LGM26 graduation celebration

LGM26 graduation celebration

The members of Leadership Greater Madison 26 got to share stories and their team projects at their graduation celebration Dec. 3.

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Aaron Osten, First Business Trust & Investments

Aaron Osten, First Business Trust & Investments

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Aaron Osten, vice president, First Business Trust & Investments.

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Recent Blogs

Mind Your Business

with Corey Chambas

The power of being aware

In my experience, making people “aware” of their performance and using management by exception creates better results and less work for a manager, as people will usually self-manage. It’s also kinder to provide absolute clarity about what good looks like.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Will clock run out on U.S., Canada, Mexico trade deal? Let’s hope not

The total value of exports from Wisconsin has been flat for years, in part for purely market reasons but no doubt also because of constant uncertainties over the rules of trade. It is time to restore some certainty to the process, and Wisconsin’s congressional delegation can help.

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Open Mic

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Why picking stocks is likely a losing bet

Everyone loves to hear the story of someone who struck it rich by buying some unknown stock for pennies that later turns into a major player, like Apple or Amazon. It maybe gives us hope that one day we might strike it rich with the next great stock!

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

Ominous clouds or sunshine; what do your numbers tell?

Numbers can be a great black cloud for many entrepreneurs. Creativity, innovation, and vision of a better product, service, and world drives and inspires entrepreneurs each day, not numbers.

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Economy is better than feared; is that good enough?

Last October, the stock market feared higher interest rates, a U.S.-China trade war and slowing growth. As we moved through the year, however, each of these concerns turned out better than feared.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Even in harsh partisan climate, some essential work gets done

The partisan divide between Gov. Tony Evers and Republican leadership in the Wisconsin Legislature has been the stuff of headlines, from the rare rejection of a Cabinet secretary nominee to disputes over gun control and a tug of war over “lame-duck” laws passed before Evers took office.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Cultivating gratitude can be a boost for you and your business

If gratitude is a state of being that is essential to a life well lived, why then in modern times do we not cultivate and express it on a daily basis?

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

How can cyber-mounds of health data best be used without violating privacy

Less than two days after Ascension Health announced it had struck a deal with Google to provide access to health data involving millions of Americans, federal investigators announced they will examine whether the partnership violates HIPAA.

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Live Well, Work Well

with Debra Lafler

How childhood trauma affects worksite wellness

What does childhood trauma and worksite wellness have in common? And why should a worksite wellness professional get familiar with the concept of being “trauma-informed?” It all starts with a story.

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8 tax considerations for small business owners

As we approach the end of the year, tax planning often takes center stage — even if it should be center stage year round. If you’re a small business owner, there are many tax deductions and credits to be aware of.

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5 tips to win at working remotely

Here’s the stark truth: remote working is not a panacea. Sure, it seems like hanging around at home in your jimjams, listening to your antisocial music, and sipping on buckets of coffee is perfect, but it isn’t for everyone.

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Archive »Business Report

Lindsay, Stone & Briggs to close

Downtown residents weigh in on proposed Hub II apartments

SBDC partners with Sauk County group

Roman Candle closing two locations

Fuegos leaving Willy Street

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