Entrepreneurs

Enterprise demand for specific skillsets, a war for talent, and constantly shifting tech priorities are contributing to a thriving IT freelance culture. Whether you're in the field already, considering a career shift, or responsible for hiring freelance IT talent at your organization, here's what you...

Angel and venture investors are paying much closer attention to young companies in Wisconsin. That observation is supported by the latest edition of the “Wisconsin Portfolio,” which showed a 31 percent jump in the number of early stage deals in Wisconsin in 2014 compared with...

The path to success may be paved with dreams but navigating it requires more than wishful thinking. Abdul Kalam, President of India from 2002-2007, loved to talk about dreams. My favorite of his many quotes about them is, "Dream is not the thing you see in...

Imagine if the founder of a very successful consumer technology company knocked on your door and offered to get you in on the ground floor of their new enterprise. Almost any VC would jump at the chance, as would most engineers and designers. But I...

Strategies for expanding your service regions. Guest author Pablo Orlando is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and COO of Gone, an on-demand selling service that helps users rid unwanted items. New on-demand services are springing up everywhere and changing business in nearly every possible way. But...

It can't be about salary—so what do you do? In the beginning stages of your business, you can't always offer competitive salaries. So as you're trying to get off the ground, you have to find other ways to structure your business so that early-stage employees...

Is your company or industry being disrupted by current technology and market place developments? Maybe, maybe not. Determining what’s noise and what’s a signal is crucial. Overreact and you may send your company off course. Do too little and you could put your company at...

Nearly 20 years ago, the launch of online payments giant PayPal shook the financial services industry. Now, a new generation of financial technology or “fintech” companies is once again breaking down the oversized doors of the conservative banking business. From facilitating loans to wealth...