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So what's in a business name? Well, a great deal, according to columnist Joe Boucher and fellow business attorney Brian F. Bates. In this Web era, that's especially true when selecting a domain name, as they explain in the latest edition of Early Stage. Even...

An electronic database that uses Web-based tools to connect privately held companies with board candidates has thus far been focused on Wisconsin, but sponsors of DirectorConnector have been approached about taking the service national. Since launching in 2004, the free service has connected 146 board...

So-called feature companies, derided by some because they present features rather than products at various conferences, deserve a more serious look from investors, writes DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley. Many entrepreneurial companies have presented features that went on to capture the market as products, but...

Kathi Christian wears two hats at the QTI Group, which can place her in some conflicting and complementary situations. As the director of information systems and the CFO of a group of companies with 11 locations, there is a lot of compliance to worry about,...

TomoTherapy Inc. has reached a milestone by selling its 100th Hi-Art System to a veterans medical center in Albany, N.Y. The Stratton VA Medical Center will use the system, which applies a targeted dosage of radiation, to treat veterans with prostate cancer, head and neck...

Wisconsin has many economic assets, but it still may not be able to compete with the more nimble and more moneyed east and west coasts. In this latest installment of WTN's Visions Series, Baird CEO Paul Purcell recommends nixing intra- and inter-state rivalries as he...

CDW Corp. has reassigned Steven Schuldt, vice president of sales, to handle the merger of Berbee Information Networks Corp. into CDW. In the transaction, which was announced in October, CDW acquired Berbee for $184 million in cash....

The promotional aspects of online video have not been lost on the Smirnoff Vodkas and the Nestles (Butterfinger chocolate bars) of the world. These are among the companies that have successfully incorporated online video into their advertising programs. According to Buzz Networks columnist Paul Gibler,...

Monica Doss remembers the early 1980s very well. With $35,000 in the bank and virtually no venture investment in North Carolina, the Council for Economic Development began to reshape the entrepreneurial culture of an entire state, one that now is represented by the famed Research...

TeraMedica Healthcare Technology, a Milwaukee-based medical informatics company, has partnered with the University of California-Davis Cancer Center to install an information manager with oncology-specific electronic medical record technology. As part of the deal, UC-Davis will provide expertise for TeraMedica's Oncology Advisory Board....