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Inspired by words

Inspired by words

READ(y) to Wear is a paper-inspired benefit for Madison Reading Project, which provides literacy programs and books for underserved children in South Central Wisconsin.

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Kirsten Houghton, SVA Certified Public Accountants

Kirsten Houghton, SVA Certified Public Accountants

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Kirsten Houghton, principal, SVA Certified Public Accountants.

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Business vs. family: 4 tips for finding a successful balance

Almost everybody bemoans the difficulties in trying to maintain a healthy balance between family and work. However, for entrepreneurs the inability to find that balance is not just unhealthy, it can result in the failure of both the business and the loss of the family.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Dressing for success includes wearing a smile

In his book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie spends an entire chapter on the power of a genuine smile. He clearly makes the point that he is talking about the real thing, not the mask that many people put on to show how “happy” they are.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

'Tidying up' at the office

Marie Kondo’s book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and her current Netflix hit show, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, are trending and generating interest all over the country in organizing our homes, our workspaces, and our lives.

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Transportation Matters

with Debby Jackson

To gauge the public’s appetite for transportation fix, ask about costs AND benefits

Wisconsinites are increasingly willing to “Just Fix It” and support a reasonable investment in transportation. This idea is counter to the narrative put forward by some who say while people may not like the condition of the roads on which they drive every day, they don’t want to pay more to fix them.

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Open Mic

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The nonverbal conundrum

When you deliver a speech, you’re saying much more to your audience than you think. In fact, researchers have found that the nonverbal cues you send during a speech are at least as meaningful as the words you speak.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Company speed dates aimed at matching big, emerging businesses

If you’ve ever gone on a “speed date,” and even if you haven’t, you probably get the concept: A short meeting in which both parties exchange a bit of information about one another and break the ice, with the goal of moving to the next level — or simply moving on with no regrets.

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Open Mic

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In business and in health: Commandments for working alongside your significant other

When it comes to successfully working alongside a significant other, it’s often much easier said than done, and it’s certainly not a pathway paved for all. It can be high risk but also high reward.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Missing the point about Foxconn

The discussions over the past few weeks about Foxconn demonstrate the need for all of us to up our game because these conversations obscure Foxconn’s major impact behind talk about a factory.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

Build your value — Stage three of value maturity

Growing up, my father often reminded me that there were many levels of good health and growth.

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Legal Login

with Mindi Giftos

Balancing data security and data commercialization

Data breaches and identity theft are now everyday events, but that state of affairs doesn’t make them any less dangerous, distasteful, and annoying. However, most people with an online footprint understand that at some point in their lives they are going to be the victim of an internet crime — that is, if they have been fortunate enough to avoid it to this point.

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Open Mic

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YOU can tell Congress how to lower health care costs

Sen. Lamar Alexander is calling for ideas for legislation he will introduce to control health care costs. The Alliance received his invitation and is working to collect employers’ ideas for the Senate by Feb. 20, 2019.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

In a divided Washington, tech agenda looks for common ground

On the day after President Trump delivered his State of the Union speech to a sharply divided Congress, the mood in the House and Senate offices flanking the Capitol was one of uncertainty about what — if anything — could be accomplished in the coming session.

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Live Well, Work Well

with Debra Lafler

Understanding eating disorders at the workplace

Have you heard about eating disorders at work? Most likely you haven’t. Most employers don’t have it on their radar as something to educate about or help their employees with. But it is an important topic that we should be talking about.

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Open Mic

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The simple secret to successful networking

With more than 25 years of experience in franchising as both an investor and consultant, some of the greatest business lessons and professional breakthroughs I’ve experienced to this day have come from networking with fellow professionals outside of my industry.

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Open Mic

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‘Tidying Up’ your marketing for 2019

The start of a new year is a great reason to declutter and reorganize all aspects of your life, from your closet to your career.

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Archive »Biz Report

Craft cider pub opens in Mount Horeb

Learning Shop stays open, for now

Dress retailer adding east side store

Kohl Center hotel proposed

Middleton apartments to build out, not up

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