Entrepreneurs

The financially troubled Merge Healthcare reported a $10.8 million loss in the third quarter of 2006, on lower sales of $14 million. The company, which earlier faced delisting from the NASDAQ Stock Market, will hold a Nov. 17 conference call to expand on the details...

Dancing with the Stars might be America's new passion, but dancing with the elephants of big business requires more than Arthur Murray lessons, according to DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley. This type of dance can be exhilarating for start-up companies, but first they will have...

The end of a once promising partnership with Pfizer has not dissuaded a Madison biotechnology company from pursuing ways to bring drugs to market faster and more cost effectively. Deltanoid Pharmaceuticals, which was spun out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is pursuing Phase II funding...

With MatriLab's Kathleen Kelleher on the griddle, future angel and venture capital customers received some welcome insight into how investors evaluate early-stage companies. Their advice and counsel came during the National SBIR-STTR Conference in Milwaukee. ...

What kind of people do you work with? What type of organizations do you work for? Columnist James Carlini says the answer to these questions will determine whether you're invested in your company, or ready to bolt. Perhaps it's time, he writes in this latest...

The Madison biotechnology industry has proven that Wisconsinites can get beyond their reluctance to seek federal funding, but now that aggressive posture must be demonstrated by the rest of the state. At the 2006 National SBIR-STTR Conference in Milwaukee, both Wisconsin and Midwestern businesses are...

Google advertisers have the opportunity to engage in dayparting, a strategy that allows them to advertise online at certain segments of the day and week, and improve the results of their AdWords campaign, according to columnist Troy Janisch. To get the most out of Google's...

Mobility makes laptops, smart phones, and PDAs popular business tools, but it also makes them vulnerable, so the practice of securing portable devices is not optional. To reduce business risk, the first decisions involve security policy, training, and culture - and then security software, according...

The Midwest had 11 universities in the top 50 institutions winning NIH funding during 2005, including 20th ranked Wisconsin, according to Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. That's pretty impressive considering that NIH funding has been increasingly hard to come by, and it's a key...