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


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.

Spredfast Lays Off 47 Employees and Closes its Wisconsin Office


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.

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.

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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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.

UW-Madison Suspends 18 Year Old Business Plan Competition #entreed

Campus Entrepreneurship

From Judy Newman at the Wisconsin State Journal : A highlight of the UW-Madison’s School of Business for the past 18 years, a notice on the contest’s website says “due to budgetary constraints,” the Burrill competition is being “suspended.”. Little positive about this announcement: just not sure if this is about Wisconsin politics or the actual value of the competition? In surprising news , the G. Steven Burrill Business Plan Competition at UW Madison has been called off for 2016.

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


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!)

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.

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

Steve Blank

This article previously appeared in War On The Rocks. There was a time when much of U.S. academia was engaged in weapon systems research for the Defense Department and intelligence community.

Never Mind the Valley: Here's Madison


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


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


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.

Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?


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.

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.

3 Tips For Creating A Clear Vision To Ensure Business Success


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.

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.

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.

Audience Segmentation: Where Do You Start?


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.”

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


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.

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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. |

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


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.

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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. Also Available On. Show Summary.

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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.

Will Cities Be Ready for 5G?

Austin Startup

Some cities jumped on the 5G bandwagon early and landed new employers, like Racine, Wisconsin’s successful wooing of Foxconn and 13,000 new jobs. Journalist Scott Fulton III describes fifth-generation wireless, or 5G, as “ a capital improvement project the size of the entire planet. ”

Five College Startups That Help Others


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.

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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.

24 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Names


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.

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.

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.

25+ Call To Action Examples: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly


Travel Wisconsin. Travel Wisconsin splits their homepage CTAs two ways, “Our Family Vacation,” and “Trip Ideas for You.” The call to action is a core component of marketing, sales, and any persuasion-based effort today.

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. 

Use agile budgeting to manage your cash

David Teten

Consider ThedaCare , a healthcare system in Wisconsin, which eliminated its budgeting process in 2010. Instead of budget approvals, monitor key metrics and give managers more flexibility. Traditional budgets can be destructive and a huge waste of time. How should a growth company manage their budget? Does the annual budget approval process even make sense in a fast-moving firm?

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An Absolutely 100% Non-Boring Article About Business Insurance

Up and Running

But a drought in Wisconsin affects your main supplier of cranberries, and suddenly you’re a saucier with no sauce. I work in business insurance, which means that as soon as I tell people what I do, they’re yawning.