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Minneapolis

February – March 2011

Cover Story

Running hard

Tom and Suzy Boerboom both have had long careers in the health care business, he as an executive with various long-term care providers, a role that he continues today as CEO of Mission Health, and she as a registered nurse and customer service expert.

They bought, operated and successfully sold a Curves franchise several years ago, the health club for women with outlets around the world. That experience, plus several years of ruminating on the needs of fellow baby boomers, led them to create in 2009 their new venture: Welcyon, a health club for people age 50 and over. Continue reading →

Letter From the Editor

How to win

"If I hadn't been involved with the Upsize Growth Challenge, I don't think we would still be in business," said Kelly Roden, owner of Roden Iron Inc., when I reached her by phone in February for a status update. Continue reading →

Business Builders

Contractor or employee? Classify correctly

As business owners try to keep their talent pools appropriately sized for the amount of work coming in the door, many rely on either subcontractors or employees. Some businesses have a need for both. Continue reading →

Selling pain works better than pleasure

Selling pain works better than pleasure Continue reading →

Consider adding contract-to-hire to talent mix

Consider adding contract-to-hire to talent mix Continue reading →

How to move from start-up to grown-up

How to move from start-up to grown-up Continue reading →

Made at home? Check production tax break

Made at home? Check production tax break Continue reading →

What to do when a big customer bolts

What to do when a big customer bolts Continue reading →

Messages should come before media in marketing campaigns

Messages should come before media in marketing campaigns Continue reading →