Thought Leadership

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Jennifer Zick
Those of us who lived through the dot-bomb and 2008 recessions will not soon forget the impact on our businesses, communities and families. Yet, when times are good, it's easy to operate as though growth and prosperity will always be in front of us. Wise business leaders know that - like squirrels hiding away nuts for the winter - it’s always a good idea to plan for leaner times, even while harvesting bumper crops. Read More
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The terms Agile and Scrum have become synonymous with creating innovation and fostering competitive advantage. Read More
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With an SBA loan, Sota Clothing opened new headquarters in St. Louis Park
Walking into a 125-plus-year-old commercial building with low ceilings may be uninspiring to some, but for Spencer Johnson, owner and founder of Sota Clothing, he saw his future. Read More


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Employees, tenants feel valued at Guardian Property Management
In today’s housing market, renting out one’s property can be a profitable source of income for homeowners. But how does one even get started? That’s where Guardian Property Management, a third-party provider of property management services, comes in. Read More
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Our differences make us stronger
More and more, companies and businesses are recognizing the importance of promoting diversity, inclusion and equity in the workplace. These attributes not only help an organization grow and retain talented employees, they also lead to economic productivity because employees feel empowered. Read More
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5 tips to automate
Robotic process automation (RPA) is not necessarily a new term, but many middle-market companies are now leveraging the strategy at a rapid pace to gain greater efficiency. Read More
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MG McGrath offers its employees a positive, inspiring workplace
U.S. Bank Stadium; Hennepin County Medical Center; Mall of America North Expansion Phase 1C; Mayo Clinic Square; UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; The Marquette Hotel.
These are just a few of the diverse projects M. G. McGrath Architectural Surfaces, which specializes in architectural surfaces and architectural glass and glazing, has worked on across the country.
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Attackers have stepped up their game. Businesses must, too.
"Layers! Layers!” My daughter’s soccer coach reminds the defense to protect the goal in layers so that if the ball gets past one, the next defender is ready. Read More
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AK Material Handling Systems, one of Minnesota Business magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, knows the importance of making staff feel like family. Read More