Monday, May 21, 2012

VETransfer and Veteran Entrepreneurs

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Diane is live on the show this week with guests from VETransfer, a Milwaukee non-profit organization that works with Veteran owned businesses across industries and in all stages of growth - from new ideas to established businesses - to maximize their success. Ted Lasser, Founder and Executive Director of VETransfer, and A-Sun Truth, an ex-marine turned entrepreneur, will talk to Diane about how Veteran entrepreneurs can benefit from the organization's services.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Resources for Women-Owned Businesses

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Did you know that women-owned businesses across the country employ 35% more staff than all of the Fortune 500 companies combined, plus women-owned businesses generated $1.3 trillion in revenue last year and employ 7.7 million people nationwide? Women business owners are making a huge contribution to the economy and there are a multitude of resources to help these businesses succeed and thrive in today's economy.

Eric Ness, District Director for the Small Business Administration - Wisconsin District Office, is back in the studio with Diane this week to talk about resources and opportunities for women-owned businesses. The SBA helps small businesses by providing Capital (Lending), Contracting, and Counseling programs. Listen to Eric and Diane, along with two local women business owners, talk about how to take advantage of the SBA's resources.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Health in Wisconsin

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This past Saturday Mark O'Connell, Executive Director of Wisconsin Counties Association, hosted Business Solutions and invited Karen Timberlake to discuss health in Wisconsin. Karen is the Director of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and former Secretary of the Department of Health Services for the state of Wisconsin.

The Population Health Institute is part of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and  it's a group of faculty, researchers and policy analysts who delve into research in order to translate it into policy and practice for Wisconsin residents.

Mark and Karen will also talk about the recent Wisconsin county health rankings and about Milwaukee specifically and what residents can do to improve their state of health.