Small business executives remain bullish

I have been blessed to be invited to have end-of-year conversations with members of the Council of Small Business Executives board of directors for more than a decade now. More »

By Steve Jagler > January 29, 2015

Customers expect flexible options for billings and payments

The check may not be in the mail. Today's consumer uses an average of three different payment methods each month, from online to mobile to walk-in and yes, even the occasional check, according to the seventh annual Billing Household Survey from... More »

By Eric Leiserson > January 28, 2015

Washington County launches workforce program

To combat a severe labor shortage that could sweep through Washington County within the next decade, the Washington County Economic Development Corporation (EDWC) has erected a new program that will package customized workforce solutions for... More »

By Erica Breunlin > January 27, 2015

Try to see beyond the streetcar

With all of the somewhat extreme and dramatic claims being made in the streetcar debate, it is time to remind everyone about the already approved and ongoing efforts in Milwaukee that are not being mentioned by either side, but that go hand in hand... More »

By Ashanti Hamilton > January 26, 2015

Cybersecurity talent shortage matter of economic and national security

In the (first) Cold War, Americans worried about nuclear attack and a retaliatory Armageddon that would have reduced the world to a smoldering wreck More »

By Tom Still > January 23, 2015

SBA lending and mentoring fuel growth for Wisconsin small businesses

On Tuesday night, Americans saw Colorado sub shop owner Carolyn Reed at the State of the Union address, representing America's small businesses and their importance in driving the economic recovery. More »

By Eric Ness > January 22, 2015

State must intervene with underperforming schools

There has been an abundance of media coverage the last few weeks regarding the school accountability debate that has been revived in the State Legislature's new session. More »

By Jim Steineke > January 20, 2015

Celebrate King Day with quiet contemplation

When I introduced a resolution to the Milwaukee County Board making Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a major county holiday, I did it out of my great respect for the fallen civil rights leader and humanitarian. More »

By Khalif Rainey > January 19, 2015

IQ Corridor: more talk than walk

For decades, political and economic thinkers have been talking up the potential virtues of closer connections between Madison and Milwaukee. More »

By John Torinus > January 16, 2015

UWM has been blessed with fine chancellors

Mark Mone, Ph.D., knows he has some very big shoes to fill as the new chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. More »

By Steve Jagler > January 15, 2015

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