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Small Business Success Stories 2012

Ten tales of successful small businesses offer lessons learned, and inspiration.


2012 Small Business Success Stories + Out With a Bang: Boom Times for the Funeral Industry

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The Funeral Biz: Out With A Bang!

The Funeral Biz: Out With A Bang!

Morticians are readying for a surge in deaths as they provide new ways to say goodbye.

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Steve Schussler Transforms A Historic Eden Prairie Barn

With a new name and a slew of renovations, a historic Eden Prairie barn looks to become the place to be.

Dan Haugen

NABERS: Australian For Efficiency

Honeywell says Minnesota could boost commercial building efficiency by importing an energy policy from Down Under.

Pouty Project

The Prouty Project Guides Cos. Through Business Leadership

The Prouty Project helps guide companies through the evolving realm of business leadership.


StoryCub’s Videos Break Into The Kids’ Programming Market

Could a Digital Product = Analog Behavior?


The State Of Invention

What makes Minnesota the land of overachievers in the world of new ideas?


Minnesota's Top Inventors

How the state’s 500 leading innovators were selected for inclusion in the Top Inventors list.

Ballpark village

Ballpark Village: An Outside-the-Park Home Run?

Ten years post-Twinsville, a Target Field ballpark village may finally be rising.

Fort Snelling Gate House

Local Execs Share Their Favorite Works Of Art

Twin Cities museums offer a colorful change of scenery and an array of dining options. We asked local execs to share their favorite locales and works of art.


VaporLok Cashes In On Used Compact Fluorescents

A local solution for the toxic innards of compact fluorescent bulbs.

The American Refugee Committee Beats Donor Fatigue

The American Refugee Committee’s award-winning Somalia campaign.


2012 MHTA Tekne Awards Honor Technology Innovators

The Minnesota High Tech Association’s 2012 Tekne Awards honor the companies, products, and individuals that are driving innovation locally.

Dale Kurschner

Cheers, And Happy New Year

Perspective and inspiration for the year ahead.

Tom Kieffer

Virteva Helps IT Customers Manage Data, Wherever It Goes

Virteva guides its clientele into a world where “IT is getting personal” and decentralized.

Vance Opperman

Stand In Line For The Governor

A few suggestions for priorities at the capitol.

Sarah Lutman

Minding The Achievement Gap

New partnership sets cradle-to-career goals for all metro students

Gas station

Small Gas Stations Are Running On Empty

Where are all the gas stations going?

Mark Sheffert

Learning From The SEAL Mission

Strategy alone is like one hand clapping . . . it doesn’t work!


Number Crunch: Tax Time Overtime

The average overtime hours that local accountants worked last April.

Café Maude

Dining Review: Café Maude At Loring Park

High praise for a North African–influenced sibling of a South Minneapolis favorite.

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Competitive Edge: Burger Jones Vs. My Burger

Inside the burger battle brewing by Lake Calhoun.


Plugged In: January 2013

The best opportunities for networking in January 2013.

Arts Picks: Out There 25

Featuring Rude Mechs, She She Pop, Back to Back, and more.

Arts Picks: Long Day’s Journey Into Night

The Guthrie Theater tackles Eugene O’Neill’s exploration of addiction and dysfunction.

ice castle

Top Tickets: Ice Castles

A gigantic ice castle occupies the Mall of America parking lot.


Top Tickets: Elton John And Tim Rice’s Aida, Upgraded

Elton John’s Aida kicks off a new series called Broadway Re-Imagined.

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