Businesses looking to expand their operations and hire new employees in Minnesota may not qualify for help from a new job creation fund. The program was announced Friday by Gov. Mark Dayton and Katie Clark Sieben, commissioner of the Department of Employment and Economic Development. “The $24 million Job Creation Fund is now open for business,” Katie Clark Sieben said. She says the “pay for performance” business development initiative will help create 5,000 jobs, and another $450 million of private investment into the economy.
Store owners at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes are hoping for a warmer weekend. Unlike traditional malls, where it’s always 70 degrees, customers at these shops occasionally have to venture outside, going door to door. Liz Schiller is the owner of Juniper, a small boutique that features local designers and artists. “We do see a decrease in business when the weather is frigid like today,” Schiller said. When the temperature drops, so do the prices at a lot of Arbor Lakes’ stores. Discounts and incentives are offered to those willing to spend a little time outside.
Mixing work with family can be tough for a married couple. But one duo seems to have done it, building a booming business despite very limited experience. “I didn’t have a retail background and I opened up a store called Hot Mama,” said Megan Tamte, the founder and CEO of Hot Mama. “I think those are two things right there that set you up for a lot of naysayers.” But Tamte has been proving those naysayers wrong for nine years. The third grade teacher turned business mogul was recently named Ernst and Young’s Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. So Amelia Santaniello sat down to talk to her about building a business, with kids, without any experience, and with her husband as a partner. Watch them getting ready for a family dinner, and you can tell that Megan and Mike Tamte know how to work together. They preach teamwork to 16-year-old Allison and 13-year-old Roian, and say it’s one of the secrets to their success in an unexpected business.
Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.
A Twin Cities company has quickly grown from the owners’ New Brighton home to an online retailer to a retail store at Mall of America. The New Brighton-based business Sigma Beauty was started online by a veterinarian and an engineer, and now they have claim $25 million in annual sales.
We know about craft beer, and small-roasted coffee, but some food experts believe tea will be the next drink to take off in the United States. And a Minneapolis couple in their 20s certainly hopes so with Verdant Tea.
A corner bakery that had been a part of the St. Paul community for more than 100 years, has closed its doors. Jerabek’s New Bohemian Bakery and Coffeehouse on the westside of St. Paul closed on Sunday.
A candidate with a well-known Minnesota name has jumped into the race for Congress. Stewart Mills, a third generation vice president of the Midwest retail chain store Mills Fleet Farm, is a Republican running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan.
For 100 years, gardeners have gone there for everything from seed to soil. But the venerable business will now close its doors.
Minnesota has been ranked eighth on the “Forbes 2013 List of the Best States for Business,” which is a jump of 12 spots from last year, according to the publication.
A new survey of business leaders suggests the economy will continue growing in nine Midwest and Plains states through the rest of 2013 but at a slower pace than earlier this year. The survey’s overall economic index rose to 53.8 in August from July’s 53.5.
Deep fried anything on a stick at the Minnesota State Fair sounds tasty, but in record heat?
The hot weather is having a huge impact on State Fair food businesses. Attendance was down on Sunday by 40,000 folks this year compare with last.
Penn Avenue in south Minneapolis is being rebuilt and widened, and the work is taking from May through October.
You know how there are some Minnesota bands that sell out concerts in New York City, but barely draw a crowd here? That’s kind of the same story with a Minnesota business that’s exploding around the country, and around the world.