Current Issue: May 2014
Many companies have ethics rules on what its leaders can and can’t do. But how to keep the values behind those rules alive and vibrant? On May 9, the University of St.
Thanks to the tariff-eliminating work of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), doing business with our neighbors north and south of the border is easier than ever. But it still involves paperwork. Navigating NAFTA’s regulations can be daunting, and its various requirements must be met before your business can benefit. On May 8 in St.
It’s time to get innovative. The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) will hold its annual Spring Conference on May 6 in Minneapolis. This year’s theme? Innovation in relation to Minnesota’s technology future. That subject will be addressed in an opening keynote by billionaire Stanley S. Hubbard, CEO of St.
Tourism is a $12.5 billion industry in the state, according to Explore Minnesota (see “Trading in travel,” June 2013). So what’s luring in the visitors? Fishing, certainly.
Looking to put your money to good use? Learn about investing in a responsible, socially impactful way at reSolution ’14.
Do the issues surrounding nutrient regulation, genetically modified organisms, or the Food Safety Modernization Act occupy your thoughts?
Starting May 6, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines will offer twice-daily nonstop flights between St. Cloud Regional Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The flights will operate on 50-passenger Bombardier CRJ200 business jets. Tickets can be purchased through both SkyWest and United Airlines.
Much of the talk on MPR concerns the world’s problems. But solutions will take center stage when the public radio stalwart hosts the inaugural Top Coast Festival May 30 to June 1 at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
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.
Jeremy Carroll, co-founder of creative agency Latitude, isn’t all that unusual in being obsessed with the bottom line — but he is somewhat unusual in giving half of his company’s profits away.
Editor's note: The next Beta.MN event, "Beta.MN 1.5," is scheduled for September 9, 2014.
With a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, post-doctoral research at the Mayo Clinic, eight years as a senior scientist, 10 publications to his name, and two patents under his belt, Curt Shellum could have started a myriad of small businesses. But something about renewable energy spoke to him.
Talon Innovations, a Sauk Rapids–based precision manufacturer, has encountered challenges both expected and unforeseen in recent years.
Earlier this year, your faithful correspondent walked into the Edina location of the culinary retailer Cooks of Crocus Hill to pick up a Le Creuset French oven.
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.
In the next five to 10 years, the number of owner/shareholder exits within the small and family business community will be staggering. A survey published in 2007 by Laird Norton Tyee noted that 60 percent of majority shareholders and owners in U.S.
If you don’t have time to take a vacation, then at least take a breather — especially if it involves breathing at The Salt Cave in Minneapolis, where six tons of Himalayan crystal salts cover the walls.
What business owner doesn’t want to live and work in a vibrant, thriving community? For more than 25 years, the Blandin Foundation has been investing approximately $100,000 into rural-area towns and small cities around Minnesota through its Blandin Community Leadership Project (BCLP).
It’s springtime in Minnesota and the bees are busy — especially at the Prairie Rock Honey Company in Luverne, tucked in the state’s southwestern corner. Owned and operated by John and Awanda Siebenahler and family, Prairie Rock Honey is all about keeping honey production local, natural, and sustainable.