Entrepreneurs

Lindsay Stone & Briggs' annual Brandworks University is focused on niche marketing, which offers an alternative to the “one-size-fits-all” approach. Conference speaker Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired magazine and author of a best-selling book on niche markets, explains how the Internet is helping to drive...

Businesses across Wisconsin have hundreds of millions of dollars at stake in a pending Wisconsin Supreme Court case pitting Menasha Corp. against the state Department of Revenue. Menasha Corp. claims it was improperly charged sales taxes on modified software, which under state law is not...

The cell phone has emerged as an always-on communication tool for more than 80 percent of the nation's population, and a Fox Valley wireless carrier is part of making it a medium for delivering emergency alerts. Einstein Wireless has launched a broadcast system that will...

A relatively well-kept secret in Greater Milwaukee is the business development strategy known as corporate venturing. As columnist Geoff Bastow notes in this edition of Leading IT, the practice may be unfamiliar and uncommon, but it holds great potential for new business development, particularly the...

There was a time when the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade merger was a bad idea, but things change and now it's the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Chicago Board of Trade that are the wrong combination, observes columnist James Carlini. In...

Gov. Jim Doyle is urging the Wisconsin Legislature to act on his proposed investments in colleges and universities across Wisconsin. The governor said his plan would increase the number of college graduates, teachers, nurses, and engineers....

Timothy Jump, perhaps the most renowned high school teacher in the United States, will be in Milwaukee for the annual Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Conference, where he will describe his nationally acclaimed teaching method. Two years ago, a team of high school students instructed by Jump bested...

The acquisition of CDW by Chicago's Madison Dearborn Partners should not impact CDW's growth plans for Berbee Information Networks, company officials said in a conference call with investors. CDW, which acquired Berbee last year, plans to grow the Madison technology company into a $1 billion...