Current Issue: March/April 2018
From a full-service bike shop and a commercial real estate firm to a statewide historical society and a youth performing arts organization, Minnesota Business magazine's 2018 Community Impact Award winners and finalists are changing, saving and improving lives for Minnesotans.
In a 2003 study published in Family Business magazine, authors Joseph H. Astrachan and Melissa Carey Shanker found that family businesses accounted for up to 64% of U.S. GDP and 62% of U.S. employment.
Too often when we think of health and wellness, we think of diet plans and workout regimens because that’s how society tells us we’re supposed to achieve well-being. Studio/E member Pilar Gerasimo is here to challenge that trope.
Founded 75 years ago by Don Rosen, Pilgrim Dry Cleaners has a long history of giving back to the community and incorporating corporate social responsibility into their business plan.
Eighty-six percent of college undergraduates own smartphones. But even with so much information at their fingertips, today’s college students remain novices when it comes to their finances. More than half of students surveyed in a recent LendEdu study reported having no personal finance education in high school.
Anyone visiting Duluth since 2012 may have noticed some gradual changes. A series of neighborhood revitalization plans, combined with a nature-loving mayor and increased interest in real estate investment, is beginning to change the look and feel of this historic city.
Say what you will about millennials, one thing is certain: Their hearts are big. Their insistence on doing good while doing business is the driving force behind more companies of all sizes incorporating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into their business plans.
Recent developments in U.S. courts may remind business owners of the aphorism, “be careful what you wish for.” Last year was another one of landmark evolution in the law and procedures relating to patent infringement litigation.
Meet Adrienne Diercks, founder and executive director of Project SUCCESS.
There are winners and losers under the new tax reform law, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) which is primarily designed to provide tax cuts for businesses of all types.
The lure of being your own boss — with all the possibilities of flexible schedules and unlimited earning potential — has given rise to the so-called gig economy, a labor market of short-term contracts and freelance work.
Five tips for getting published from the cofounders of Wise Ink Creative Publishing.
A new economic strategy at the community level.
Past double glass doors, a swath of polished parquet floor greets visitors to a compact fourth-floor suite in U.S. Bank Plaza’s north tower, in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. The floorboards are NCAA regulation, the same type traveled up and down by America’s top collegiate basketball players in arenas across the country.
Is what you know holding your company back?
Minnesota Business magazine sat down with Scott Mikesh, president and executive director of Art Buddies, and wanted to know: How does Mikesh express his own creativity, and what does art mean to him?
We Minnesotans, it seems, are a generous bunch. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, our state’s volunteer rate ranks second only to Utah. Want more proof? You only need to look at the winners and finalists of the 2018 Community Impact Awards.
Farming has gone high-tech as agricultural drones equipped with sensors have become invaluable tools for farmers. The sensors allow growers to manage their crops and land more efficiently, potentially conserving water, increasing yields, and minimizing the use of fertilizers and sprays.
Health experts agree: Drinking plenty of water is good for you. Coffee, not so much. But a glass of water in the morning — or when you start to drag midday — doesn’t have the same energy punch as a cup of Joe or a can of soda. Until now, that is.