Dina Simon

After over 20 years in the staffing industry, Eagan-based entrepreneur Dina Simon has struck out on her own to launch Simon Says Lead, a business coaching and consulting firm. The company had its soft launch in October. “We're thinking of 2015 as our actual launch year,” Simon says.
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On Jan. 26 in Edina, Dale Carnegie Training holds its three-day “Sales Advantage” course. It’s based on the time-tested techniques developed by Dale Carnegie, author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, first published in 1936 and still one of the most influential business books of all time. Read More

Michael Vinje and Keith Korsi 

In a business-consulting marketplace that had been dominated for years by a “Big Four,” Keith Korsi and Michael Vinje saw an opportunity to, in Korsi’s words, “do things a different way.” Having each worked for major consulting firms, they envisioned a more “client-focused” approach, with an emphasis on producing results rather than billable hours. 
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Juan Ramirez 

After moving from Mexico to the United States, Juan Ramirez received an MBA from the University of Minnesota and spent part of his career working in corporate America, including stints at IBM and General Electric. Read More
If you're running a small company in a Twin Cities suburb like Burnsville or Eagan, you now have access to good, free business advice. This comes courtesy of the Open to Business program, which operates in dozens of metro-area communities and has been expanding rapidly of late. Read More