[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. 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.

Wisconsin Cheese’s Virtual Event With Nick Offerman is a hit at SXSW


However, Wisconsin Cheese made an effort to bring some of their usual […]. By Laura Dilemma, Special Contributor to Silicon Hills News This year, like many conferences, South by Southwest transformed into an online experience and became SXSW Online 2021.


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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.

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.

Small Town Entrepreneurship Grows

The Entrepreneurial Mind

I grew up in a small town in Wisconsin: Ripon, to be exact. It was a typical rural, mid-western town. In the years after we left Ripon, more and more residents, like us, left to move to larger cities. This exodus took its toll on our hometown.

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.

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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Save the Date! the 5th Lean Innovation Educators Summit

Steve Blank

Babu DasGupta – University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

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Build Back Better – The Educators Summit

Steve Blank

SAVE THE DATE for the 3rd edition of Lean Innovation Educators Summit. December 16th, 10 – 1pm PST, 1 – 4pm EST , 6 – 9pm UTC. In July 2020, 400+ educators gathered online to discuss and share best practices for Lean education in the virtual environment. We learned a ton.

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!)

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.

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.

Reasons Why You Should Earn Your Degree Online

The Startup Magazine

Marian University is based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, but you can achieve a range of degrees from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are stuck in a dead-end job, you think you deserve a raise, or you feel underappreciated at work, achieving a degree can change everything.

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. 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.

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. Merlin (short for Madison Entrepreneur Resource, Learning and Innovation Network) Mentors was developed with the support of various programs at 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.

4 Tips For Startups During A Pandemic


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.

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! While entrepreneur Gregg McArthur has made a lot of money from Steeler fans making the terrible towels in his factory in Baraboo, Wisconsin, he is true to his roots and will be rooting for the Packers this Sunday. "In

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.

What Are The Statutes Of Limitations And Why Are They Important? 


3 years – Arkansas; District of Colombia; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Mississippi; Montana; New Hampshire; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Vermont; Washington; Wisconsin .

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.

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. To be successful, both require meticulous planning, clearly defined roles for everyone involved, and a predetermined destination.

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.

The Steps To Becoming a Cosmetologist

Women Entrepreneurs Can

In most states, with the exceptions of Alabama, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, Missouri, and Wisconsin, you need to pass a licensing exam before you can start working as a cosmetologist.

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What I Learned from 500 Educators – Build Back Better Summit – Results

Steve Blank

With the theme “Build Back Better” Jerry Engel , Pete Newell , Steve Weinstein and I co-hosted nearly 500 Lean Educators from 63 countries and 235 universities online for a three-hour session to share what we’ve learned about educators on how we can help our communities rebound, adjust, and recover.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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. 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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JonnyPops – Frozen Pops Business Comes Into Fruition


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.

30 Entrepreneurs Explain the Role of a Mentor in Their Business


Thanks to Ryne Lambert, Sell My House In Wisconsin ! . #15- Entrepreneurship and mentorships are often seen as going hand-in-hand. Business mentors are as old as the concept of entrepreneurs themselves.