Entrepreneurs

The Make Mine A Million Businesses RACE, a program of Count Me In for women's economic independence, is courting participants among Wisconsin's female entrepreneurial class for a yearlong, online business growth marathon. The goal of Make Mine a Million is to help one million women-owned...

The way the economy is going, an entire new class of entrepreneurs could be created by those who have lost their jobs. In this WTN Guest Column, Wisconsin attorney Sverre Roang focuses on programs to assist minority-owned and women-owned businesses. These programs are established to...

By Kathleen Gallagher At first blush, southeastern Wisconsin is coming out strong this year for the Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan contest. Organizers of the annual contest say they already have 25 entries, nine of which came from businesses or individuals in the corridor running from Sheboygan to...

Madison, Wis. - The Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest - the nation's first statewide, tech-based business plan competition - is accepting entries online for the 2009 competition. Entries will be accepted Friday through 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2009. The contest's Grand Prize is worth...

In developing the Knowledge Economy, don't forget to promote women-led businesses, which now represent an estimated 40 percent of private business in America, notes Ayla Annac, southwest regional director for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network. In this WTN guest column, Annac says encouraging high-potential women entrepreneurs...

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a decision that could reshape the way banks and high-tech firms protect their intellectual property, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a man’s business concept was too vague for patent protection. The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit...

Orbital Technologies Corp., a privately held Madison-based technology group, announced Monday that it is seeking private investors to embark on its next stage of growth. The 20-year-old company also recently announced that it is reorganizing itself into five separate operating groups because the technologies developed by...

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...