Entrepreneurs

Although the IPOs of Midwest life-science companies (such as TomoTherapy) do not yet position them as large-cap companies, the large amount of funding they received is encouraging for the Midwest, according to columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen says the...

What are your business etiquette pet peeves? Melanie Holmes has a few and describes them briefly in this edition of Contemporary Working. The Manpower executive also expounds on gender matters, e-business etiquette, lessons learned from 83,000 quitters, and the workforce impacts of elder care....

Citing increased membership, the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association, which represents the state's bioscience industry, has moved its headquarters to University Research Park in Madison. The organization's membership had grown from 46 companies in 2001 to 225 by the end of 2007. ...

Sluggish economic conditions in the corporate and financial services sectors is the culprit for a first quarter loss of approximately $3.5 million, or $0.10 per share, for the Madison-based Sonic Foundry. The rich media communications company, which reported quarterly revenue of approximately $2.5 million, found...

Metavante Technologies, a developer of financial software that recently was spun out of M&I Corp., has reported net income of $49.5 million, or $0.41 per share, for 2007. The profitable performance comes on full-year revenue of just under $1.6 billion, which represents a six percent...

Will the new WiMAX signal truly revolutionize high-speed wireless Internet service in Madison and beyond? That's the claim of TDS Telecommunications Corp., which launched the service this week amid much fanfare and promise. At least one broadband champion thinks the speed of the service is...

With talk of recession reverberating around the nation, Gov. Jim Doyle's sixth State of the State address focused on economic development. The governor repeated his calls for capital gains reform and other efforts to stimulate capital formation, and announced additional spending for alternative fuel development. ...

Gov. Jim Doyle isn't alone in seeing the wisdom of capital formation. People in both parties see merit in his ideas, but many worry about the cost, given the tight state budget, writes columnist Tom Still. In this edition of Inside Wisconsin, he urges those...

Everywhere you turn, there is media coverage, motion picture documentaries, and talk about global warming and efforts to “go green,” and those conversations are taking place in a growing number of corporate boardrooms. In this interview with Larry Vertal, senior strategist at Advanced Micro Devices,...