Commentary

I’m so confused. Governor Doyle’s new Growth Council seems like a well-intentioned group, but I’m concerned that they’re out of touch. After looking at the roster of council members, I was astonished that only three women were mentioned, to say nothing of minorities and young...

CHICAGO, IL - I heard from my friend Marie the other day: “That’s it! This makes the third time I’ve gone to a promising company only to have it be bought, and see my job go away. I’m done – I’m going out on my...

On July 17th John Byrnes made the following statements in his guest column that appeared on The Wisconsin Technology Network: “It’s time to get serious. It is time to stop obsessing about the continual decline in traditional manufacturing jobs – there is nothing we can...

While Internet pop-up windows exhale a dying breath, HTML-based email messages find themselves glimpsing a similar fate. Surveys in 2003 are showing that plain text email messages are becoming more popular, and more successful, than HTML counterparts....

U.S. Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) has announced she has helped secure $100,000 in federal funding as part of the fiscal budget to the UW-Rock County campus. This earmark appropriation will be used to upgrade computers and lab equipment for students of the two-year college enrolled...

When the subject of training is discussed with small companies and startups, far too often it doesn’t get beyond the discussion phase. Training should be the cornerstone of any company’s long-term survival program. If you visit Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Cisco Systems, Intel, etc., training takes...

Technology and government support can help. The manufacturing industry can benefit from technology breakthroughs, but government help is needed, both at the federal and state level. Our economic survival and development still depends on building wealth, for our citizens and our state....

When beginning a brand new startup or building a small company, entrepreneurs need to fully understand the challenges of attracting, and more importantly, keeping good employees. Providing the economic incentive for all employees to share in the wealth-building process has been the cornerstone for many...