Finance

There’s a persistent chicken-and-egg conundrum for promising Minnesota startups looking to make a venturecapital match. Read More
Only two when his parents first put him on skis, Scott Burns was a familiar figure flying down Spirit Mountain in his native Duluth. A junior Olympic champion alpine ski racer in his teens, Burns went on to compete as an NCAA Division I skier at Dartmouth. Read More
When Chad Halvorson went looking for funding for his Twin Cities-based venture When I Work, he found five venture capital firms to put up the money for him to expand the employee scheduling and time clock software. Read More


Selling your company — or buying someone else’s — can be a tried-and-true way to increase value and build wealth, and it’s never been more true than today. The combo platter that features low interest rates, the availability of debt capital and a strong stock market has whetted the global appetite for mergers and acquisitions. Read More
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. Read More

ADC Executive Director Nasibu Sareva visits a client business, Midwest Auto Repair

The American Dream of owning a business is alive among those at the lowest income levels and among the newest immigrants to Minnesota. However, these aspiring entrepreneurs often lack the credit histories or collateral required by banks. Fortunately, two Minneapolis nonprofits are serving this need through microfinancing. Read More

The Hidrate team.

Entrepreneurs know that securing adequate business financing isn’t as simple as walking into Wells Fargo and asking for an unsecured loan. (Want a laugh? Try it sometime.) Read More

Craig Volk, wealth management adivsor at Northwestern Mutual

You know the old bromide — failing to plan is planning to fail. That includes even brilliant business people who may be so busy making money that they don’t manage it properly. Read More
Ryan Broshar wants to light a fire under entrepreneurs looking for tech startup funding. The founder of Minneapolis-based venture capital firm Matchstick Ventures (formerly Confluence Capital) would like to put the Twin Cities on the map as the “startup capital of the North.” Read More