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Making Madison

with Buckley Brinkman

Foxconn signals start of 'big doin's' in Wisconsin manufacturing

“Big doin’s.” That’s what my grandma would say anytime there was something exciting happening.

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Mosaic Marketplace

with Deborah Biddle — A blog for diverse business enterprises in and around Madison.

Dr. Ruben Anthony on the state of black business

You may have recently read the National Urban League’s 2017 State of Black America Report or Urban League of Greater Madison Dr. Ruben Anthony’s recent assessment of the state of black America.

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Financial Perspectives

with Michael Dubis, CFP

Book recommendations for a personally and financially successful 2017

As you might know I have a hunger for reading, but more importantly it’s a hunger for actually thinking about what I read and then doing something with it.

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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

Thinking big on Foxconn will help entrepreneurs, not squeeze them

Joe Kirgues, the co-founder of Wisconsin-based gener8tor, captured the dynamic nature of a healthy startup economy when he sized up how many jobs are tied to “graduates” of the nationally acclaimed business accelerator.

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Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer

Can I hold my departed employee’s paycheck if I believe she owes the company money?

We employers have all been there: an employee quits without notice and still possesses uniforms or equipment that belong to the company. Or worse, the employee is disgruntled and damages property of the company on her way out.

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Applied Mindfulness

with Ed Maxwell

How to cut the costs of addiction

New evidence shows that applying mindfulness to addictions has yielded results far superior to conventional treatments.

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Mind Your Business

with Corey Chambas

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes: How getting lost can change you

I’m definitely a creature of habit. I ride my bike — on the exact same route — every Saturday and Sunday.

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Leader to Leader

with Terry Siebert

Leadership reliability: Internal and external

Leaders with internal reliability are ideally suited for the multifaceted role of mentor, trusted adviser, and coach.

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Taking Stock

with Nathan Brinkman

Importance of business valuation, as exemplified by ‘Shark Tank’

Have you ever heard of Shark Tank? I’m not talking about diving deep into the ocean to watch sharks lurk about from behind bars. The ABC television show broadcasts businessmen and women looking to gain investments in their homegrown products and services.

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#SocialBiz

with Spencer X. Smith

These 5 lessons will make you rethink how you use LinkedIn

If you’re interested in using social media to engage with your customers, you’ve probably spent some time memorizing rules about when to post on each social network.

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The Bottom Line

with contributors from Associated Bank

Why the final changes to wage and hour law may have you crying 'uncle'

After much anticipation and speculation, the final regulations changing the salary basis test for determining exemption status have arrived. Among other changes, the final regulations have more than doubled the amount that employees must minimally be paid in order to be considered exempt. This is no small matter, as it is anticipated that millions of currently exempt employees will be affected.

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Open Mic

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Can your team count on you? 5 tips for building trust

Employee job satisfaction has become an increasingly important metric for understanding the overall well-being of a company’s workforce, as satisfaction is often a driver in increasing morale and productivity, and reducing turnover.

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The Gray Area

with Donna Gray

You can’t make more time, but you can manage it better

I recently wrote about taking time to enjoy life, and I heard from several people that they wished they could find the time.

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Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson

Recalling the transportation and economic lessons of Tommy Thompson

There is a noteworthy project going on right now to celebrate and, more importantly, learn from the 14-year term of Governor Tommy G. Thompson.

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Legal Login

with Mindi Giftos and Andrew Schlidt

WISP it good: Composing a data security plan

When it comes to managing data security, many in business hit a flat note.

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Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

A feminine approach to business

Hillary Clinton recently created a stir among her critics by suggesting the future is female, and while she didn’t mention a particular realm, in the short term she might be more accurate about the business world than about politics.

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