Thought Leadership

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This worldwide series of inspiring business conferences is designed to give participants insight into the latest technology trends, marketing know-how and management innovation needed to grow their companies.
Participants will have the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers who have grown their own successful businesses including: Alexis
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President Trump has made it a campaign priority to bring manufacturing back to the United States. While details are yet to emerge on tax and trade policy proposals from the new administration, there is a potential tax saving opportunity that U.S. manufacturing and distribution businesses may not be aware of - and could take advantage of in 2017. Read More
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Some business owners focus on growing their profits, while others are obsessed with sales goals. Have you ever considered making it a goal to structure your business to run without you? Read More


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For many organizations, taking the research and development (R&D) tax credit means identifying a hidden source of cash in addition to minimizing their tax liability. If you reviewed the R&D tax credit in the past and determined you would not receive benefit, it is time to take another look. Read More
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A family limited partnership offers many perks, including the ability to transfer wealth at substantial discounts from the fair market value of underlying assets. But without a valuation, this perk easily could become a liability. Read More
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Minnesota Business held a panel discussion recently, featuring four experts to talk about the changes to the Department of Labor’s regulations on employer responsibilities towards retirement plans and other employee benefits. Panelists included David Levi,CPA, PFS, Sr. Read More
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Clark Opdahl

After I graduated from the University of Minnesota but before I went to law school, I worked in our family business in St. Paul. Read More
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Disaster strikes. A fire destroys your manufacturing facility, bringing production to a halt. A storm damages your store front, preventing sales. Read More
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Seated: (l to r) Kameren Lymon, David Munkvold, Carlos Lopez, Kyle Blackburn Standing: (l to r) Loren Horsager, CEO, Catherine Gillis, CMO, Tom Soderling, Adam Zucchi

When the co-founders of tech startup Mobile Composer contemplated hav­ing summer interns, they didn’t want college students in cubicles doing busywork. CEO Loren Horsager and Chief Marketing Of­ficer Catherine Gillis had bigger ideas. Read More