As electronic payments have become more prevalent over the last few years, businesses have understandably focused on fighting electronic fraud. But like a game of whack-a-mole, every time you knock down one kind of fraud attempt, a new one pops up.  Read More
There’s a persistent chicken-and-egg conundrum for promising Minnesota startups looking to make a venturecapital match. Read More
Only two when his parents first put him on skis, Scott Burns was a familiar figure flying down Spirit Mountain in his native Duluth. A junior Olympic champion alpine ski racer in his teens, Burns went on to compete as an NCAA Division I skier at Dartmouth. Read More

When Chad Halvorson went looking for funding for his Twin Cities-based venture When I Work, he found five venture capital firms to put up the money for him to expand the employee scheduling and time clock software. Read More
When you wake up in the morning, you probably don’t think about where your water was disposed of after you brushed your teeth, the aftermath of your trash after you set it out for pickup, or who takes care of the roads you drove on during your commute to work. Read More
In today’s modern market, it’s important for business owners to maximize their potential and make wise financial choices in order to achieve growth. For many businesses, this may depend on equipment— updating, replacing, or simply obtaining it in the first place. Read More
Did you know soybeans are the top export crop in all of Minnesota? Each year farmers produce about 3 billion bushels of beans. About half of those soybeans are kept close to home where they’re processed into soybean meal to feed livestock — the other half is shipped overseas.  Read More
Selling your company — or buying someone else’s — can be a tried-and-true way to increase value and build wealth, and it’s never been more true than today. The combo platter that features low interest rates, the availability of debt capital and a strong stock market has whetted the global appetite for mergers and acquisitions. Read More
Congratulations! You survived medical school. You’re nearing the end of your residency or fellowship. Sure, you’re saddled with crushing student debt — the average medical student graduates $180,000 in the red, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges — but your skills are valuable. Read More