Entrepreneurs

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‘U’ Grads Hope Golfers Will Trade Shoes For Sandals

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.

07/15/2015

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Local Business Association Provides Support To Diverse Entrepreneurs

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.

06/03/2015

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MN Cup, A Resource For Aspiring Entrepreneurs

MN Cup supports entrepreneurs throughout Minnesota with programs, events and an annual competition.

04/05/2015

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‘Studio/E’ Aims To Guide Entrepreneurs In Right Direction

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.”

01/21/2015

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State Opens Applications For Medical Pot Producers

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.

09/05/2014

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State Hosts Medical Marijuana Meet-Up

Want to grow a few plants for Minnesota’ new medical marijuana program? It’s not so simple.

08/08/2014

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6 MN CEOs Named Entrepreneurs Of The Year

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.

06/14/2013

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Local Business Owners Meet With Google’s Eric Schmidt

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.

11/30/2011

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CoCo Reinvents Office Space In Twin Cities

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.

10/28/2011

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‘U’ Student Entrepreneurs Create The Toepener

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.

01/25/2011