Entrepreneurs

U.S. Trailmaps, Inc., a software developer for off-road mapping applications for snowmobilers, all terrain vehicle (ATV) users, hikers, campers, fishermen, and hunters, announced a deal with Kegonsa Capital Partners to develop interactive trails that are downloadable into global positioning system (GPS) units, personal computers and...

Sarbanes-Oxley has been more costly than projected, and has identified more risk within business organizations, but the benefits for reliable financial reporting and investor confidence are undeniable. Still, the challenge is making sure SOX creates more benefits than costs, and according to Guest Columnist Ron...

The state of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation have reached an agreement that could boost the state's biotechnology industry, giving Wisconsin a competitive advantage over states like California. However, a consumer watchdog group in the Golden State said the announcement is a tantamount...

The woman who brought us Take Your Daughter to Work Day has sparked another national campaign, this time to produce one million women business owners with at least $1 million in annual revenue. With about 245,000 women of such distinction in the United States, Nell...

University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate Dan Rooney has created a thriving company from the ground up, using soil data as his starting point. With no outside investments, Earth Information Technologies now employs 25 highly educated professionals and does work for agricultural, military, and healthcare agencies....

GSI Commerce, Inc. an e-commerce service provider, has opened its new customer contact center in Eau Claire. The $8 million location is expected to support more than 700 jobs, and offers GSI redundancy in the event the hurricane season disables its customer care center in...

Two start-up companies with unique products have been recognized in a 20-year-old business contest sponsored by the Eau Claire Area Economic Development Corp. STAGES, LLC, a web-based business that serves the real estate industry, and KingBuilt.com, which markets its heating products to manufacturers, walked away...

An ethanol glue factory? The leftover residue from the ethanol production process may be more than just a by-product from which more ethanol can be produced, it might be used to produce a value-added product - glue - more affordably. If University of Wisconsin associated...

Governor Jim Doyle proposed a joint public-private initiative that would allocate $80 million in state funds and leverage an additional $370 million in private investment for the development of renewable energy programs in Wisconsin. The initiative includes the nation's first cellulosic ethanol plant, and a...

If you want to know what it takes to survive for 20 years in the brutal world of technology, a Wisconsin-based company provides a constantly-changing blueprint. Paragon Development Systems has evolved from a memory chip broker to a provider of virtual infrastructures with an agile...