Commentary

Ah, those crazy entrepreneurs. What would we do without them? Columnist Tom Still doesn't want to find out, especially during the observance of Global Entrepreneurship Week. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, Still touts the example of former Virent Energy Systems chief executive Eric Apfelbach...

When it comes to partnerships, there is no more limited arrangement than the relationship between venture investor and entrepreneur - especially when it comes to the rules that favor the investor. In this WTN Guest Column, Paul Jones, president of the Council for Innovation, strikes...

The Governors' Global Climate Summit, being held this week in Los Angeles, is more than just another gathering of state chief executives, according to Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle. As the Governor notes, the summit will form the next steps to advance a global climate agreement...

For most technology and life-science companies, intellectual property is a critical business asset, according to attorney and WTN guest columnist Sverre Roang. He asserts that intellectual property can be worth millions if it's handled the right way; unfortunately, that's a big IF, and entrepreneurs must...

If you thought the rules for romance were involved, wait until you see the rules for courting angel or venture investors. Yes, there are certain rules of the investment game that entrepreneurs must adhere to, according to columnist Paul Jones, president of the Council for...

Maneuvering through the nuances of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can be daunting and overwhelming. In this WTN guest column, Pat Dillon of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network tries to take some of the mystery out of the...

Should companies mention climate change as a risk consideration? Whether they should or not, organizations are increasingly factoring this into their risk assessment process and disclosures, according to columnist and accounting executive Amy Borun. In this edition of Boardroom Perspectives, Borun said New York State...

Now that they have been busted, what will happen to the clever souls that earned their fortunes by inventing and marketing increasingly complex securities to increasingly clueless customers? In this look at the venture capital fallout from the credit crunch, WTN guest columnist Paul Jones...