February 2008

Cover Story

Cover story: Upsize Forecast

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Letter From the Editor


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Back Page

SALO’s founders on growing from $0 to $42 million in five years.

Financial staffing firm SALO LLC of Minneapolis started in 2002 and did $55,000 in revenue its first three months. The next year, revenue hit $3.2 million, then $9 million, then $21 million, then $32 million, then $42 million in 2007. Meanwhile, they’ve starting mini-companies Oberon and NumberWorks, which are growing at similarly fast rates. Co-founders […] Continue reading →


Upsize Forecast: Twice around

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Banking & Finance: Upsize Prim

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Business Builders

How to ensure custom software returns investment

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Human resources

One of the main struggles the Continue reading →

Exporting 1

National borders are no longer Continue reading →

You can make company values more than words

When someone is called an "ACE" at my company, it's more than just a fleeting comment or a gratuitous pat on the back. Continue reading →


A heated court battle between Continue reading →


2-Minute meeting

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Dear Informer

DEAR INFORMER Many paths can lead to financing success, owners sayBy Beth EwenDEAR INFORMER: I?m wondering what the best combination of financing sources is for my business. What have other entrepreneurs done? DEAR CAPITAL: The routes to financing a business are as varied as the businesses themselves, which can be heartening. After all, if there […] Continue reading →


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St. Paul-based Highland Bank h Continue reading →

Global business

When Kent Kedl signs in to vis Continue reading →

Angel investors

Only about 25 local people ser Continue reading →


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Real estate

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Small businesses using online banking now in majority

It?s official: The majority of Continue reading →