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Celebrating small business

Celebrating small business

For 37 years, the Dane County Small Business Awards have put the spotlight on small businesses and the contributions they make to the local economy.

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Abbey Weiss, Bella Domicile

Abbey Weiss, Bella Domicile

IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Abbey Weiss, director of operations, Bella Domicile.

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Transportation Matters

with Debby Jackson

It’s about TIME: Transportation Investment Moves Everything

As the governor signed the state budget, motorists were hitting the road for one of the busiest travel times of the year, the long July 4th weekend.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

People win when collaboration leverages Wisconsin research assets

Today, UW–Madison professor Skala and Medical College of Wisconsin professor Carroll are co-investigators on a project with the promise of helping millions of people who are blind or otherwise visually impaired.

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Open Mic

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Giving the current market environment a good sniff

Last week, I participated in a corporate retreat located in far northern Wisconsin. During the retreat, we heard that there is science supporting the importance of being outdoors for our physical and mental health.

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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Moon landing anniversary recalls the forgotten speed of freedom

The upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing has reignited my childhood fascination with the mission and all the advances necessary to accomplish it.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

Meet in the middle or risk not meeting at all

One of the wonderful aspects of my job is getting to know different people and how they view the world. Two people can look at the same thing and see something very different.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

State economy should grow through 2020, but wild cards in deck

The U.S. economy set a record July 1 for the most consecutive months without a recession — 121, to be precise — a streak that began in mid-2009 as the financial crisis underlying the Great Recession hit bottom.

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Are we succeeding with the ‘buy local’ movement?

Buy local. You’ve probably seen reminder signs with messages like this around town. For most of us, we know we should buy locally, but do we follow through?

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

Never-ending customer service

We live and work in an age of almost instant gratification. Customers are in a hurry. They want something more and they want it NOW!

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Live Well, Work Well

with Debra Lafler

The spiritual workplace 2.0

A few months ago, I wrote a blog post called “The spiritual workplace: It’s about connection.” I’ve gotten some replies asking if I could expand on the topic, and so for this post, I will review and then provide a continuation of the concepts about fostering the human spirit and a spiritual workplace.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Wisconsin early stage investment trends: Bigger deals, more outside money

In texting slang, “OPM” is short for “Other People’s Money.” When it comes to early stage investing in Wisconsin these days, it can also serve as an acronym for “Other People’s Money Matters.”

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How to build a VC pitch deck that smells of money

As a new entrepreneur, you’ve been building your startup for months, and now you’re ready to start pitching to the venture capital community. You may be ready, but is your pitch deck? Are you sure you have the right elements to attract a VC?

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Dane County growth helps communities well beyond its borders

If there’s a tangible sign of confidence in the opening of Exact Sciences Discovery Campus on Madison’s West Side, it’s the fact that a nearby parking ramp with spaces for 970 employees at any one time is also ready to go.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

My all-time favorite business book (besides How to Win Friends and Influence People)

The one book that I refer to frequently, and consistently reference in our leadership training, is Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done.

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It’s Men’s Health Month: Why men should be aware of their health

Within the broader men’s health crisis, there is one area where differences between male and female mortality and morbidity are especially stark — mental health, the most visible manifestation of which is suicide.

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Archive »Biz Report

MDC breaks ground on The Graaskamp

Workers' compensation rates to drop

ATC knew of mechanical issue before blast

CBD store opens in downtown Stoughton

Frugal Muse bookseller on the move

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