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A good, long ride: Erik Saltvold has been an entrepreneur since he was 13. Thirty years later, he runs a 12-store chain of bicycle shops.

2006 Entrepreneurs Of The Year


*Note: This is not a comprehensive list of articles for this issue.

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Consider Our Name

Consider Our Name

Liberty Diversified's CEO Mike Fiterman takes the name of his family business seriously. He's looking for acquisitions, new product developments, and carefully cultivated management talents to increase revenues by 50 percent in four years.

Taking The Long View

Taking The Long View

Do investors gain or lose as fewer public companies give quarterly earnings guidance? Local investment analysts, CFOs, CEOs, and investor-relations executives weigh in.

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Your Personal Software Trainer

Get software training for your staff that addresses how they really use the application.


Enlightened IT

IT training programs are putting new emphasis on supporting strategic business goals, not just solving technology problems.

Corporate Diplomats

Corporate Diplomats

Creating goodwill around the world.

Freedom For Justices

Sea Salt At The Falls

Oysters, clams, and a glass of Vinho Verde in Minnehaha Park.

The Next Sound You Hear

The Next Sound You Hear

Jerry Ruzicka and Starkey Laboratories are betting on technology that could make its hearing aids nearly obsolete. What's next? A billion-dollar opportunity to bring the world advanced hearing through wireless gadgets.

In-Tents Events

In-Tents Events

Tents aren't just for backyard weddings and the Taste of Minnesota. See which local companies are holding sophisticated corporate events in tents.

Meeting Scenes

Meeting Scenes

See what nearby venues on the scenic St. Croix River have to offer your next meeting or event.

When the Other Shoe Drops

When The Other Shoe Drops

Local meeting professionals share their war stories and talk about how they manage the worst-case reality.

Second Chances

Second Chances

"And indeed there will be time . . . for a hundred visions and revisions . . . ." —T. S. Eliot

2006 Entrepreneur Of The Year Finalists

See the finalists for the 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

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