Business Articles

May 18, 2010

Taking the Temperature of Business Executives

As the Memorial Day turn approaches, and the warm summer weather arrives (in theory and in hope), IB conducted a survey to glean what area businesses are still worried about, and what makes them optimistic over the next six to 12 months. Nationally, …
Read More

May 18, 2010

Time Management: Technique or Attitude?

Time management has been and always will be an oxymoron. We have all there is, yet none of us ever seem to have enough. At best we can learn to work with the never-ending passage of minutes and hours. No matter how often we say there are "never …
Read More

May 14, 2010

Leadership: Overwhelmed?

These are indeed strange and turbulent times. Health care reform has ushered in a whole new generation of unknown government policy. Unemployment remains high and isnt likely to subside anytime soon.Afghanistan can now be characterized as the …
Read More

May 14, 2010

The Last Word: Work-life balance

The greatest struggle in my life the last 30 years has been balancing my work life and family life, striving to fulfill at the highest level my roles as employee, employer, leader, attorney, community contributor, mother, wife, daughter, sister and …
Read More

May 11, 2010

Southeastern Wisconsin Q1 2010 Industrial Market Report

The Dickman Company of Milwaukee released Southeastern Wisconsin industrial market statistics for the first quarter in 2010 and noted some interesting trends. For the eight county area of Southeastern Wisconsin, the overall vacancy rate increased …
Read More

May 10, 2010

7 Steps to Effective Delegation

A working definition of effective delegation for an individual in a leadership role: "The extension of oneself through another person/group." When done well, the manager enhances coaching skills, helps others along their career paths, builds a sense …
Read More

May 10, 2010

Leadership: Reboot your creativity with a retreat

In the April edition of the Harvard Business Review, authors Heike Bruch and Jochen I. Menges offer the results of a nine-year study which identifies the increasing phenomenon of organizational burnout.They suggest that more organizations are …
Read More

April 30, 2010

Communication: A healthy corporate culture

Question: I manage a team of three supervisors. Weve been having some difficulty getting the employees in our department to work together. Weve also had some ups and downs with other departments. Our charge from top management is to do more with …
Read More

April 06, 2010

Tips & Techniques for Engaging Customers With Social Media

Many organizations have realized the importance of integrating social media tools into their online customer engagement armamentarium. Among the tools that are being adopted are Twitter Feeds, Blogs, RSS Feeds, Facebook Pages, Myspace Pages, …
Read More

March 30, 2010

Money Managers Coax Tepid Investors Back into the Market

Don't let the stock market's comeback fool you, money managers say there still is a lot of wealth sitting on the sidelines due to a crisis of confidence in institutions like Wall Street and especially Congress. The stock market hit a low of just …
Read More

March 29, 2010

SBA Recovery Lending Extended Through April 30

President Barack Obama signed on Friday legislation extending through April the U.S. Small Business Administrations ability to provide enhancements in its two largest small business loan programs. The enhancements, first made available under the …
Read More

March 16, 2010

Lean and Green

The manufacturing industry has never had a glamorous public image, and to most people, it is not considered a green business category.Historically, many large manufacturing operations have been large producers of pollutants sending carbon dioxide, …
Read More


« First«15161718192021222324»