Three local entrepreneurs hope to convince golfers to trade in the traditional golf shoe for a more laid-back option. The University of Minnesota grads started “Swannies.” Their main product is a soft spike golf sandal they call comfortable, casual and practical.
It takes more than just a good idea to launch your own business — you need financing, a solid business plan, technical skills, and most likely some advice.
MN Cup supports entrepreneurs throughout Minnesota with programs, events and an annual competition.
St. Paul’s James J. Hill Reference Library is old. A massive library seems antiquated these days, but some of the newest ideas in the Twin Cities are coming to life there. Studio/E was founded by former Target executive Nate Garvis and attorney Tom Wiese. “It’s an experiential leadership program based on the entrepreneur’s mindset,” Wiese said. “Take action instead of planning and doing. It’s doing and then learning.”
Farmers, pharmacists and entrepreneurs, take note: It’s time to apply to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Minnesota is seeking two manufacturers to grow, cultivate and supply the drug to patients starting in July 2015. The state was expected to post its request for applications Friday.
Want to grow a few plants for Minnesota’ new medical marijuana program? It’s not so simple.
Six Minnesota CEO’s have been honored as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award winners in the Upper Midwest. The award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success.
Seventy-five years ago, the Johnson family set down roots in the floral business. It’s shop along Grand Avenue in St. Paul grew steadily. When the Internet came along in the mid-1990s, it truly blossomed. The Johnson’s soon discovered the power of the Google search engine.
A new survey shows that people who work collaboratively are enjoying greater success, with 85 percent of coworkers saying they are more motivated and 90 percent report having better interaction with other people.
Some students at the University of Minnesota are getting a “hands on” experience by learning how to build a business from scratch. But their actual product will help keep your hands off something you might not want to touch.