February 7, 2021

How some bets on Minnesota companies paid off for investor Vista Equity

One of the country’s most successful private-equity firms has struck pay dirt recently through a couple of investments in Minnesota-rooted companies. Vista Equity Partners of […]
February 7, 2021

Harvey Mackay: A lesson from Larry King — don't be predictable

I wouldn’t be where I am today without Larry King. I’ll never forget the first time I met Larry. I was in New York to […]
February 7, 2021

Pandemic slowed deal-making in Minnesota last year

Ryan Miest, a veteran mergers-and-acquisition lawyer in Minneapolis, saw a hot year for buying and selling companies cool in a hurry in 2020. The change […]
February 7, 2021

Ballard Spahr partner sees social issues increasingly influencing how businesses run

Attorney April Hamlin, a partner at Ballard Spahr in Minneapolis and co-leader of the national law firm’s new environment, social and governance (ESG) group, expects […]
February 7, 2021

Full-fledged drive-in movie theater sets up in downtown Miami

The dream was always the same. When Nayib Estefan and his wife, Lara, moved back to Miami in 2012 after 10 years in Los Angeles […]
February 7, 2021

Why you need to go big with business ideas

Q: Why is it important to pursue big business ideas? A: One of the things I stress with my students every year, whether entrepreneurial business […]
February 7, 2021

Latino businesses in Minnesota share COVID-19 experience in statewide study

“Latino businesses were really badly hit by the consequences of COVID-19, but we didn’t know what exactly the magnitude of that damage was,” said Rodolfo […]
February 7, 2021

Northwest Angle Guest Ice Road offers new gateway to winter adventure

Just being here was good enough. And getting here was a huge part of the adventure. A fine adventure it was. So it went last […]
February 7, 2021

Greg Hight and Joe Haley Publish in an Academic Journal

The Journal of Investing published “Low-Risk Benchmarking Transcends Rebalancing Methods” in its February 2021 issue. The Journal is a quarterly academic peer-reviewed publication with domestic […]
February 6, 2021

Did COVID crush businesses in 2020? In Minnesota, businesses register to open, but not to close

Registering a business, buying insurance, and obtaining the proper licenses and tax documentation, then, leaves a paper trail that state officials and academics can use […]