Jan
22
Minneapolis

June – July 2009

Cover Story

Geared to grow

"Our philosophy is to expand when we're financially able," says Jim Kowalski, CEO of the Kowalski's grocery store chain in the Twin Cities. They started when he and his wife and business partner, Mary Anne, purchased in June of 1983 their first store, a Red Owl on Grand Avenue in St. Paul. Jim had worked for Red Owl for 20 years before then. Continue reading →

Letter From the Editor

slap-happy

Is the recession making us slap-happy, so sick of bad economic news that we're getting the giggles? Continue reading →

Business Builders

How to cash in on your firm’s bad fortune

How to cash in on your firm's bad fortune Continue reading →

Here’s how to bring home revenue due

Here's how to bring home revenue due Continue reading →

Client relations

Pop culture can offer ticket to better business Continue reading →

Tough talk: what to say about bad news

Tough talk: what to say about bad news Continue reading →

Mine your data to boost sales, know customers

Mine your data to boost sales, know customers Continue reading →

To boost return on events, host debrief session

To boost return on events, host debrief session Continue reading →

Recaps can aid owners, revive business too

Recaps can aid owners, revive business too Continue reading →

Don’t let talent sit on company bench: Use it

Don't let talent sit on company bench: Use it Continue reading →

Risks change, grow along with company

Risks change, grow along with company Continue reading →

Launching products

Aim, momentum are crucial to
successful launch Continue reading →

Why all owners need to sign a buy/sell contract

Why all owners need to sign a
buy/sell contract Continue reading →

When going gets tough, the tough tread thoughtfully

When going gets tough, the tough tread thoughtfully Continue reading →

Noncompetes

Protect business with covenants not to compete Continue reading →

Five simple questions to boost sales

Focus on five simple questions to boost sales Continue reading →

Optimize site before launch, not afterward

Optimize site before launch, not afterward Continue reading →

How to stretch strategic thinking

The challenge is to find one compelling goal that inspires employees and other stakeholders to rally around for the next five, 10 or 20 years. How is it possible for senior management and boards to stretch their thinking and uncover bolder strategies? Continue reading →

The three steps to succession

How founder grew his firm by letting go Continue reading →

With economy down, use info technology to help meet goals

With economy down, use info technology to help meet goals Continue reading →