[INTERVIEW] Brandon Seigel, President, Wellness Works Management Partners, Madison, Wisconsin

YoungUpstarts

Brandon Seigel is targeting his business talent toward helping health practitioners in private practice, and at the same time filling a niche he recognized when helping a family member shore up a practice that was in a tailspin. Seigel recognized that, while health practitioners in a variety of healthcare roles are passionate about providing health and wellness in their communities, they aren’t often versed in the financial processes that will allow their private practices to prosper.

Spredfast Lays Off 47 Employees and Closes its Wisconsin Office

SiliconHills

In a reorganization and move to cut costs, Spredfast recently notified the state of Wisconsin of its plans to close its Madison office and layoff 47 employees. Austin-based Spredfast, a social media marketing firm, let go 21 employees last week and offered the others the opportunity to stay on until the office shuts down completely […] The post Spredfast Lays Off 47 Employees and Closes its Wisconsin Office appeared first on SiliconHills.

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Thanks to Wisconsin Technology Council for Triple E Award

Tim Keane

Thanks first of all to the people in my life that made it possible for me, thirteen years ago, to devote years to coaching entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship MBA students. That would first of all be my wife of 42 years

12 Questions: Meet Catherine Feeman-Fick (Wisconsin – USA)

crowdSPRING Blog

Catherine lives and works in Wisconsin. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build something very special, and we’ll take notice.

Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest Open !

Campus Entrepreneurship

Wisconsin’s Governors Business Plan Contest was an early leader in using business plan competitions beyond of the campus. check out Van Hise’s Wisconsin Idea — I have been reading a lot about it in my research on the history of higher education in the United States). From the announcement officially opening the eighth annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. Congratulations to the state of Wisconsin.

Marathon #17: Madison Marathon

Feld Thoughts

Marathons madison marathon wisconsinConfidence restored. After a shitty marathon #16 in Cincinnati a month ago (5:24) I cranked out marathon #17 in Madison in 4:47:27. I dedicate this particular effort to my co-runner TA McCann and my sherpas Amy Batchelor and Jessica Schallock. For the first 20 miles the weather was perfect. Cloudy and 60-ish.

Lower values, higher risks? Or a paradise for investors? - Startups.

Tim Keane

I'm just reading a post  from Wisbusiness.com  by Joe Kremer of the Wisconsin Angel Network.  (WAN is a trade group of angel organizations in Wisconsin; I'm on their board.)  Joe, a friend and colleague, is writing about the "great deals" in venture valuations that have been created by economic conditions. I'm just reading a post  from Wisbusiness.com  by Joe Kremer of the Wisconsin Angel Network.

A Great Governor's Business Plan Winner and a Lesson for all of us

Tim Keane

The winner of the Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan competition this year is Northern Star Fire, led by Eau Claire fire captain Jeff Dykes. It's a great story. With perhaps a moral for investors and maybe entrepreneurs. Captain Dykes designed an

Now is Not Time to be Careless with Tax Compliance

The Entrepreneurial Mind

From a commentary by Robert Teuber in the Wisconsin Law Journal : " Most veteran IRS agents, particularly in the collection division, will tell you that the 1998. Tags: Public Policy, Economics and Entrepreneurship independent contractor Robert Teuber Wisconsin Law Journal The "kinder and gentler" IRS that came out of the restructuring the agency over a decade ago may be about to pass.

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Spreadfast Buys Shoutlet

SiliconHills

Spredfast, an Austin-based social media software startup, Wednesday announced its purchase of Shoutlet, a Wisconsin based competitor. As part of the deal, Shoutlet’s Madison, Wisconsin-based headquarters will become Spredfast’s new development center. Austin-based Spredfast did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

The Acquisition Game

Tim Keane

The recent story about the acquisition of ProCut, a small manufacturer in New Hampshire, by Snap On of Kenosha probably had a lot of Wisconsin-based manufacturers thinking about the successful path to a sale of their companies. Two entrepreneurs started

Apply to OnRamp in Milwaukee

Tim Keane

When: January 22nd 2015 12:00PM-4:00PM BMO Harris Bradley Center (Milwaukee) In an effort to increase connections between Wisconsin’s startups and established corporations, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Bucks, and gener8tor are sponsoring Apply to OnRamp: https://www.f6s.com/onrampwisconsin#/apply (Deadline: January 16!)

Bio Roundup: Trump, Gottlieb, Gene Therapy Prices, IPO Hopes & More

Austin Startup

Welcome to the new year. What will it bring? Hopefully a lot less hatred, greed, stupidity, and angst than 2017. But we’re not holding our breath. We emerged from the winter break pondering several of the year’s burning biopharma questions, including the volatility of the U.S. president and what it means for the biopharmaceutical business, a frequent target of his scattershot rants.

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How To Open Your Own Public Library

Hunter Walker

Turns out Little Free Library is nearly 11 years old and started with one guy in Wisconsin! We opened our own public library this week. On our lawn. It’s modest in size but made us part of a worldwide network called Little Free Libraries.

Never Mind the Valley: Here's Madison

ReadWriteStart

Madison, Wisconsin has always been known as a progressive town - in part because it's home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But over the last few years, the city has gained a reputation as an emerging technology startup hub in the Midwest.

Austin-based DeckPresenter Chosen for gener8tor Startup Accelerator

SiliconHills

This summer, the team behind Austin-based DeckPresenter will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 12 weeks participating in the gener8tor startup accelerator program. The company was one of five startups chosen from more than 250 applications to participate in the program, which will culminate with a Launch Day event on August 29. At that event, every [.] The post Austin-based DeckPresenter Chosen for gener8tor Startup Accelerator appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Do You Need To Apply For A New EIN For The Same Business

YoungUpstarts

You will need to apply for a new Wisconsin EIN if your corporation is merged with another corporation and a new corporation is formed after a merge, the secretary of state assigns you a new chapter, or you decide to move from corporate status to sole proprietorship. As a business owner, your business will see many changes over the years. One question you might be curious about is whether or not you will need to apply for a new EIN.

Entrepreneurial Cheeseheads Work Both Sides of the Street

The Entrepreneurial Mind

As you might suspect, the Packer Cheeseheads are made in Wisconsin. But like the Packer Cheeseheads, the Terrible Towels are also made in Wisconsin! Full disclosure -- I am one of those nutty Cheeseheads you have been reading about with the Packers in the Super Bowl.

4 Tips For Startups During A Pandemic

YoungUpstarts

Under his leadership, the Babyscripts sales team has closed large deals with more than 40 health systems around the country and partnered with Aurora Healthcare in Wisconsin to co-develop an at-risk product to add to their suite. by Juan Pablo Segura, President and Co-Founder of Babyscripts. In the rapidly changing climate of a pandemic world, corporations have had to radically rethink their strategies for survival.

Why The Government is Isn’t a Bigger Version of a Startup

Steve Blank

After World War II, the military-academic relationship that was so effective against Germany and Japan mobilized to face the Soviet threat and almost every research university (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Caltech, Harvard, Columbia, Johns Hopkins, University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin, Cornell, University of Chicago, and many others) continued to engage in weapon systems research during the Cold War. This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks.

3 Tips For Creating A Clear Vision To Ensure Business Success

YoungUpstarts

John Collopy, author of “ The Reward of Knowing “, is the owner and broker of RE/MAX Results and its subsequent 38 offices across Minnesota and Wisconsin. by John Collopy, author of “ The Reward of Knowing “ Running a business is similar to taking a family vacation. To be successful, both require meticulous planning, clearly defined roles for everyone involved, and a predetermined destination.

Comments - - Startups and angels: Along the way to success

Tim Keane

Wisconsin Angel Network Find Information about all of the networks in Wisconsin here! Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Picking Ventures: Part 2 | Main. Referrals: Worth Their Weight In Gold or Passing The Buck? » November 09, 2011. Helping you build and grow your startup. Marquette's Entrepreneurship graduate certificate! link]. Posted at 12:22 PM | Permalink.

The Campus as Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Campus Entrepreneurship

And here is a snippet regarding looking beyond PhD and lab science for innovators on campus: Policy makers should consider Jefferson’s radical idea of offering choice for undergraduates in 1819 or Van Hise’s plan to provide educational resources to fishermen in Minocqua, Wisconsin as well as researchers in Madison at the main campus of University of Wisconsin. I am in the midst of writing a paper that explores the campus as an entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

YoungUpstarts

These include Arkansas, Georgia, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance. The number and type of employees triggering the workers’ compensation insurance requirement varies, and each state has different exceptions to that requirement.

Choosing the right corporate form for your enterprise - Startups and.

Tim Keane

Wisconsin Angel Network Find Information about all of the networks in Wisconsin here! Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « People are the whole game | Main. | The Qualities of a Leader » July 02, 2010. Choosing the right corporate form for your enterprise.

Female Founder Interview: Maria Teresa Ramos – Ramos Tax and Services

The Startup Magazine

Some background on the firm: With three locations in Streamwood and Elgin, Illinois and Madison, Wisconsin, Ramos Tax and Services is a family-owned and operated company in business for 20 years. As part of The Startup Magazine Female Founder Series , we caught up with Maria Teresa Ramos, president of Ramos Tax and Services, a small business accounting services firm.

The Partnership Dilemma: Six Factors Every Consultant Should Consider Before Tying The Knot 

YoungUpstarts

In my case, my partner and I were separated geographically: My office was in Wisconsin, and his office was in Virginia. by Elaine Biech, author of “ The New Business of Consulting: The Basics and Beyond “ Working for yourself is one of the greatest perks of being a consultant. Without a doubt, it’s great to be your own boss, set your own schedule, make your own decisions, and be responsible for you and only you.

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How One Woman’s Flat Tire Inspired A Global Trucking Movement

YoungUpstarts

She spent almost 18 years licensing and permitting carriers in Central Wisconsin. by Keith Martino , head of CMI and author of “ Expect Leadership “. The sun baked down on the four door station wagon stalled on the side of the road. And the driver inside fumed and sizzled. What do you mean you can’t help? I’m stranded,” she explained in haste. Two hours?”. Surely, you’re joking!”. The conversation screeched to a tense halt.

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Five College Startups That Help Others

YoungUpstarts

One of the cases they make is the Sikh design iPhone case that was released in 2012, patterned with the Khanda symbol, inspiring unity and bringing awareness to the tragic Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting in August. by Jessica Martinez. Those darn idealistic college students are at it again by starting businesses with a new kind of goal in mind—creating something that matters!

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What is your favorite kind of cheese?

Scalable Startup

I can easily get many cheeses here in Denmark, but I rarely get as excited about them, as I do about cheddar from Humbird Cheese Mart in Wisconsin. Answer by Sarah Amalie Lerstrøm Margolin: This is probably a matter of availibility more than preference. The last time we were in Chicago, we found out we could order online.

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) to Find Top “Dorm Room Entrepreneur”

Campus Entrepreneurship

Travis Blomberg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Stripes Officiating Agency. Alex Goldstein, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Badger Trips LLC. 6 cool midwest student entrepreneurs up for awards on Friday November 5, 2010. Great schools represented by excellent young entrepreneurs. This year 6 Midwest finalists will present their companies to world class CEOs, business luminaries and Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) members.

What Entrepreneurs and Angels Want To Know. - Startups and.

Tim Keane

Wisconsin Angel Network Find Information about all of the networks in Wisconsin here! Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Paying attention to the business model: Whos in charge here? Main. | Two Rules: No Ask, No Get. If Not Now, When? » November 11, 2008. What Entrepreneurs and Angels Want To Know.

JonnyPops – Frozen Pops Business Comes Into Fruition

YoungUpstarts

Olaf students, along with University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Spencer Uttley, have developed their own business model, JonnyPops is the brainchild of Jonathan “Jonny” Jeffrey, a cousin of chief founder Brust. by Catherine Monson. Coconut Pineapple Paradise. Summer Strawberry. Merry Mountain Berry. With these variations, a team of St. Olaf College students has set out to provide the surrounding Northfield community with a premature taste of summer.

Join a conference simulcast near you

Startup Lessons Learned

One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere. The number of hosts has grown annually, and this year, we have 200+ groups joining us on Monday, December 3. They represent more than 10,000 people total. If you're not attending the conference in person, consider meeting up with one of these groups to watch.

The Performance Appraisal - Startups and angels: Along the way to.

Tim Keane

Wisconsin Angel Network Find Information about all of the networks in Wisconsin here! Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Long term thinking -- for entrepreneurs | Main. | The Myth of Private Markets: Symmetry and Expectations » January 11, 2013. The Performance Appraisal. A big part of company growth is the alignment of purpose in an organization.

Entrepreneurship around the globe - Startups and angels: Along the.

Tim Keane

Wisconsin Angel Network Find Information about all of the networks in Wisconsin here! Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Theres Only a Test if you Sign Up for It | Main. | The Secondhand Physician - or Just Go To The Meeting » March 06, 2008. Entrepreneurship around the globe.

Audience Segmentation: Where Do You Start?

ConversionXL

How much does someone change when they move from Wisconsin to Iowa? As Peter Drucker famously wrote, “The aim of marketing is to know the customer so well the product or service fits them, and sells itself.” ” In conversion optimization , we talk about the importance of knowing our customers a lot. But we rarely talk about the process of strategically segmenting our audience so that our products and services can sell themselves. ??????

Entrepreneurs Mentoring Other Startup Entrepreneurs: Why?

Early Growth Financial Services

I regularly give guest lectures to engineering and business classes at the University of Wisconsin. Originally published in Fox Small Business Center. As a CEO, do you mentor others—within or outside your own business? Why and how? This question was posed to the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Here’s what 9 YEC members had to say: 1: Become a Campus Resource From Justin Beck of PerBlue Mentoring other entrepreneurs has become a passion of mine over the last two years.

A philosophy of valuations and term-sheets - Startups and angels.

Tim Keane

Wisconsin Angel Network Find Information about all of the networks in Wisconsin here! Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Do we really need this help? Last Time I Checked, Greed Was Not A Virtue » May 16, 2010. A philosophy of valuations and term-sheets. Several months ago, I'd posted an article about term-sheets. 

[Review] How To Speak American

YoungUpstarts

Jankowski – a self-declared heartlander, and proud of it – writes that far too many marketers believe that if they’ve targeted the coasts, they’ve got their marketing plans covered; he believes it’s a mistake to engage the heartlands, such as those in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Kentucky, amongst others, the same way they do with the “more progressive&# people living on the coasts.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names

Hearpreneur

My wife, Sarah, surprised me with a trip to Kohler, Wisconsin, for my 40th birthday. On the way north from the Chicago suburbs to Wisconsin, I thought it would be a great idea to have my own PR firm. The idea of exactly what your business is going to usually come first. Secondly, most often, is giving a title to your idea. What exactly is going to be the name of your business? Some people turn to their childhood for inspiration or a beloved family pet.

Power of Angel Investing in Milwaukee - Startups and angels: Along.

Tim Keane

Wisconsin Angel Network Find Information about all of the networks in Wisconsin here! Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « How To Change The World | Main. Term-sheets and Valuations: Thinking about Negotiations » January 05, 2010. Power of Angel Investing in Milwaukee.

Episode 50: Video Content and Profitability with Seth David

Mike Michalowicz

Seth also worked as an Auditor for United Government Services, a division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin auditing Medicare cost reports under contract with HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration) from 1996 to 1998. Seth also worked as an Auditor for United Government Services, a division of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wisconsin auditing Medicare cost reports under contract with HCFA (Health Care Financing Administration) from 1996 to 1998. Also Available On.

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