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Statewide innovation evident in Tech Summit, Business Plan Contest

Few are surprised to learn that Madison and Milwaukee are hubs for tech-based innovation involving young companies. What may be surprising to some people is the extent to which young companies are springing up in places outside the state’s largest urban centers. Two statewide events illustrate the point.

Why we like State Street, why we fear it at times

When I got to town in the ’70s, the larger-than-life characters downtown included the ethnic restaurateurs — the Gargano brothers (Italian cuisine), Gus Paras (Greek), Nate Balkin (Jewish deli), and Suey Wong (Chinese). You always got the sense that their roots weren’t too far away from the boat that brought them or their parents to the U.S.

4 techniques to manage work overload

We all have stressful times in our lives when it seems like we have more to do than we can possibly get done. Over time, I have found some techniques that help me deal with these situations.

A reflection on Black History Month

Madison College President Dr. Jack E. Daniels III recently answered questions on about the significance of Black History Month and discussed the ways Madison College is working to improve equity and inclusion for Black students.

How financial blind spots are killing you

Accountants and CPAs are often ranked as a business owner’s most trusted advisor — over their attorney, banker, and yes, even spouse. Yet there is a common misconception among business owners about their accountant and what he or she “does” for them.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans: Round 2 update

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently released more information regarding the second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, as the application process opened Monday, Jan. 11 under the $284 billion program authorized by the $900 billion stimulus relief bill signed on Dec. 27, 2020.

3 reasons the remote work trend is here to stay

With the continuous advances in technology, it’s easier than ever for businesses to get work done remotely. Since so many organizations have spent time working in a remote environment due to COVID-19, we’ve quickly learned what works for this unique situation and which areas need improvement.

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