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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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3 steps to monetizing your data through customer intelligence

How intelligent is your company about your customer? Do you know enough about them in order to create a personalized customer experience?

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Global trends and markets are behind Foxconn’s possible pivot

Two recent news stories, seemingly unrelated to the media fire drill over the Foxconn Technology Group project, help to explain why the company could significantly evolve its Wisconsin operations over time.

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Exit Stage Right

with Martha Sullivan

Protect your value: Stage two of value maturity

Our companies — whether we own them or just work in them — operate as a living organism, with their own circulatory and other major systems.

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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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