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Minneapolis

April – May 2011

Cover Story

Goodbye bootstraps

Dave Dahl has been forecasting the weather for St. Paul-based Hubbard Broadcasting for more than 30 years. Four years ago he decided to bring a personalized forecasting tool straight to customers via the Internet, and co-founded a company with his son, Andy Dahl, to sell the tool to media outlets around the country. Continue reading →

Letter From the Editor

Not easy

"I know why everybody doesn't do this, because it's just not easy."

So says Andy Dahl, the co-founder of MyTiWi.com. With his father, veteran local meteorologist Dave Dahl, they are trying to leave behind the bootstrapping phase of their company, and move to the level where they can attract investors, build infrastructure and add employees. Continue reading →

Focus

First person

Kelly Roden owns Roden Iron Inc., a steel erector company in Milaca, with her husband, Brian. Roden Iron was an Upsize Growth Challenge winner in 2008. Upsize Editor Beth Ewen called Roden in early 2011 for an update; an edited version of the conversation follows. Continue reading →

Business Builders

Six steps create basic media push

Six steps create basic media push Continue reading →

Sales tax

State budget woes mean more action on tax collection Continue reading →

What to do when you get sued

What to do when you get sued Continue reading →

Prep business early for best sale eventually

Prep business early for best sale eventually Continue reading →

Ask questions before becoming a franchisee

Ask questions before becoming a franchisee Continue reading →

Torpedo yearly reviews; try ‘W-5’ instead

Torpedo yearly reviews; try 'W-5' instead Continue reading →

Want customers? There’s an app for that, via QR

Want customers? There's an app for that, via QR Continue reading →

Scorecard helps keep team on right track

Scorecard helps keep team on
right track Continue reading →