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Articles tagged with 'Business'

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"Get Smarter" and jumpstart your career

Published Sept. 4, 2014

"The Transfer of Knowledge and Power to the Next Generation" will be the theme of the 2014 BizTimes Get Smarter Talent Development Conference. The breakfast event will take place at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee on Friday, Oct. 17.

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Don't be afraid to fire a customer

Published July 9, 2014

Though it may seem counterintuitive, there are times when the customer is not worth the drama, and the customer must be fired.

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Fell's free Yelp workshop

Published April 12, 2014

Rachel Fell, who lives in Milwaukee, is a marketing director for the San Francisco-based Yelp and one of her job-related missions is to help people understand Yelp's offerings. She will host a free workshop at Anodyne on Friday, April 18.

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Johnson Creek Smoke Juice continues growth in "wild west" climate

Published April 10, 2014

Whether you support the e-cigarette industry or not, one thing is indisputable: it's a phenomenon that's growing rapidly. And while the companies that produce cigarette alternatives are based all over the world, one exists right in Milwaukee's own backyard. Hartland's Johnson Creek Enterprises, which makes Johnson Creek Smoke Juice, has quietly grown to an $8 million business and is expanding rapidly.

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Local First plans initiative to keep business dollars in Milwaukee

Published Feb. 12, 2014

Today, Local First Milwaukee announced its new Grow Local Business initiative, which is an effort to shift local business spending back to Milwaukee. The campaign, which runs from February through April, will offer advice on how to boost the local economy by hiring talent as well as sourcing local business products.

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"Culture of winners" revives Super Steel

Published Oct. 1, 2013

Super Steel LLC's recent designation as the fastest-growing company in the Future 50 for 2013 reflects one of the most remarkable corporate turnarounds in Milwaukee history.

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The nexus of Les Paul and Bud Selig

Published Sept. 30, 2013

It's both fun and challenging to have two careers. And it certainly increases one's opportunity to interact with interesting people. In my case it has allowed me to meet two individuals that have impacted history. All the years I have spent on the radio have given me the excuse to interview countless TV idols, rock stars, actors, sports legends, politicians and even a Beatle.

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Commodity glut takes toll on mining industry

Published Sept. 17, 2013

The mining bill was the first and top priority of the Wisconsin Legislature in 2013, but it may take years before any mining-related jobs are created in the state.

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"Pushcarts to Professionals" charts 170 years of Jewish business in Milwaukee

Published Aug. 15, 2013

Most Milwaukeeans know names like Ben Marcus, Nate Zelazo and the Kohl Family. But what about Irving Solomon, Spencer Frank and Lee Lewis? If you're curious about these lesser-known pillars of the Milwaukee business community, head to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., for a new exhibit. "Pushcarts to Professionals: The Evolution of Jewish Business in Milwaukee" showcases the impact of Jewish business on Milwaukee's culture and economy over the past 170 years.

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Automotive recovery revs up Johnson Controls

Published July 24, 2013

Glendale-based Johnson Controls Inc. is uniquely positioned for growth by capitalizing on the remarkable recovery of the U.S. automotive industry. The company's stock has been trading at or near its 52-week high recently.

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College degrees are not guarantees anymore

Published July 21, 2013

Once upon a different world, going to college was equivalent to getting a good job. But these days, with exorbitant tuition costs and a glut of college grads, having a degree doesn't come with the guarantee it once did.

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Crain shares tips for successful entrepreneurs

Published July 11, 2013

In the professional field of business journalism, Rance Crain is a household name, and Crain Communications is a company we all respect and try to emulate. That's why it was so riveting to hear Crain share his 10 Rules of Successful Entrepreneurship as he spoke to a room full of publishers and editors at the Alliance of Area Business Publications (AABP) summer conference in Nashville.

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Corporate brands are precarious creatures

Published June 29, 2013

In the digital era, corporate brands can rise or fall in a heartbeat. However, one branding maxim seems to be holding true: Corporate brands start internally, and the ways employees are treated often have consequences in shaping that brand externally.

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"You are the director of your life's story"

Published June 12, 2013

On the heels of presenting the Waukesha County Business Alliance Top 10 Businesses of the Year Awards, I want to share with our readers this week some pearls of wisdom from columnists, authors and consultants Susan Marshall and Susan Wehrley.