According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about half of all new businesses survive five years, and just one-third make it to the ten year mark.
So a family business that is still thriving after 40 years has beaten long odds.Read More
Wool has been called the only “natural miracle fiber,” in tribute to its many desirable qualities — it’s absorbent, soft, resilient, temperature-adjusting, and resistant to mold, mildew, and flames. It’s also durable; the oldest carpet in the world, dating back to the fifth century B.C., is made of wool.Read More
On May 16, the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business will present “Succession,” where family business owners can join their peers for breakfast and discuss how to transition to the next generation of family ownership.Read More
Keith Allen has always loved pizza. As a student at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, he spent free time delivering pizzas. The fun, social atmosphere of a college pizza joint kept him entertained. “I was living the life back then,” reminisces the 31-year-old. “When I got out of school I thought, ‘OK, it’s time to get a real job.’”Read More