Six years after its passage, it’s the source of both help and hassles for small business

Don’t ask Taryn Krumweide about her job description at Wagner Falconer and Judd unless you have time for her to spell out her responsibilities at the downtown law firm.

Owners Harry and Judy Kilmer

How to avoid biting off more than you can chew. (Part 2 of the Small Business Revolution series.)

As a provider of marketing services to millions of small businesses, Deluxe decided to celebrate our centennial in 2015 by launching the Small Business Revolution to spotlight the importance of small businesses, and to extract lessons that could benefit small business owners in Minnesota and beyond.

The nastiest presidential campaign in memory is drawing to a close. On the off chance that any truly undecided voters want to base their decisions on the actual policies put forth by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, we’ve put together a quick overview on their positions regarding retirement programs, taxes and general economic policy.

The announcement of an expansion of a west metro biomedical firm represents yet another development in cementing Plymouth’s status as a high tech medical hotbed.

Congratulations! You survived medical school. You’re nearing the end of your residency or fellowship. Sure, you’re saddled with crushing student debt — the average medical student graduates $180,000 in the red, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges — but your skills are valuable.

Do you have an interesting lobby in your office? A conference room with a view? Or do you run a hardware store, a barber shop, an assembly plant or a hip ad agency?

The Minnesota Film and TV Board would like to take a look, and it might land your space on the big — or little — screen.

Photo via iStock

Today is the annual workplace event that is known as Boss’s Day.

It’s a chance to make a career-limiting move — or an opportunity to enhance your standing in the office.

But mostly, Boss’s Day represents a dilemma, both for employees and their supervisor/managers. It’s easy to get it wrong, both on the giving and the receiving end.

Margaret [L] and Mary Tjosvold

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about half of all new businesses survive five years, and just one-third make it to the ten year mark.

So a family business that is still thriving after 40 years has beaten long odds.

Qualified small businesses will have a broader opportunity to compete for contracts with the City of Minneapolis, thanks to a new program that will launch on January 1, 2017.

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