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.

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.

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

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.

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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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

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.

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.

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!)

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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. ”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[Review] How To Speak American

YoungUpstarts

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.

Your Brain On Vacation: 11 Proven Benefits Of Taking Time Off

YoungUpstarts

For example, a 2005 study conducted at Wisconsin’s Marshfield Clinic found that women who don’t take regular vacations are two to three times more likely to be depressed than women who take them regularly.

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 Rejected Cities Can Learn From Amazon’s Feedback And 15 Tips For Attracting Business Investment To Your Community) 

YoungUpstarts

Janesville, Wisconsin, had a billboard advertising their ‘shovel-ready’ land.

How to deal with uncertainty: The entrepreneur’s dilemma

The Next Web

Wisconsin, 1984. The following steps are inspired by Edward Weber, University of Wisconsin (published 1984): Step 1: identify variables. Denis Duvauchelle is the CEO & co-founder of Twoodo , the ultimate online collaboration tool.

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. |

Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Roll Rangler

crowdSPRING Blog

Once upon a time, it was a beautiful, sunny, summer afternoon and I was driving on the highway somewhere in Wisconsin. But, anyone who knows anything about Wisconsin highways during the summer knows they are basically constant road construction (I can say that, I grew up there).

18 Affordable Marketing Tactics Restaurants Can Use to Bring in More Customers

Up and Running

Consider hosting a party centered around a holiday, an event like the Super Bowl, or an aspect of popular culture—for example, a restaurant in Wisconsin hosted a Man Men dinner, based on the hit TV show. . Okay, having a funny chef statue isn’t on the list.

Digital Analytics + Marketing Career Advice: Your Now, Next, Long Plan

Occam's Razor

In Wisconsin Republicans in power massively gerrymandered voting districts (something the Democrats also do when in power). The rapid pace of innovation and the constantly exploding collection of possibilities is a major contributor to the fun we all have in digital jobs.

3 Reasons Your Menu Sucks

Up and Running

Back to my Noodles & Company experience: when I added up the cost of my customized, a-la-carte meal (Wisconsin Mac & Cheese with beef and a Thai Curry Soup, in case you’re wondering), it came out to just under $8 — the price of the original Trio — but I still felt nickel-and-dimed.

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

ConversionXL

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.

The Dark Side of #EDTECH & #MOOCS

Campus Entrepreneurship

Those were some of the issues discussed at the conference, which was called “ The Dark Side of the Digital ” and hosted by the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee’s Center for 21st Century Studies. Thinking about the negative implications of innovation and technology on campus. From Marc Perry at Chronicle of Higher Education: Companies, colleges, and columnists gush about the utopian possibilities of technology. But digital life has a bleaker side, too.

Top 25+ Staffing Agencies to Help You Hire Fast

Transformify

The fourth- largest women-owned business in Wisconsin, Seek addresses the needs of information technology, industrial, and corporate support sectors. Most companies are shifting to in-house hiring, but sometimes using the services of a staffing agency saves time and cost.

Your Guide to Launching a Home-Based Business

Up and Running

For example, in 1994 Jeff Bezos founded Amazon from his garage in Washington, and Harley-Davidson started out of a home—and a shed—in Wisconsin. Thinking about starting a business from your home? Plenty of well-known businesses have started with simple home-based roots.

Twitter Link Roundup #211 – Small Business, Startups, Innovation, Social Media, Design, Marketing and More

crowdSPRING Blog

12 Questions: Meet Catherine Feeman-Fick (Wisconsin – USA) – crowdspring.co/1dKZ8Tn. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

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.