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New Wave of Entrepreneurs Runs Start-Ups With Restraint

Are start-ups cool again? Alexandria software firm BND Group Inc. launched last week. There was no news release, no music, no logo-clad trinkets or star-studded galas. The four company executives celebrated with drinks at a…

Simple Ways to collect demographic data

Many retail storeowners grow green with envy when reading about the sophisticated techniques that larger companies use to gather information about customers. NFIB.com It’s true that gathering demographic information takes a little effort, but when…

How Great Companies Tame Technology

They begin with a disciplined business plan. And then they bring in high tech to make it better In 1997, I conducted a research interview with Ken Iverson, the CEO who led Nucor from obscurity…

McLaughlin Research institute seeks $3 million

McLaughlin eyes Congress for expansion With a little help from Congress and its national board, the McLaughlin Research Institute is looking for $3 million to renovate, expand and hire more scientists. By PETER JOHNSON Tribune…

New Methods of Management Can Boost Employees’ Morale

When executives discuss the tenor of business these days they invariably use words like "stressful," "lean" and "tough." While an economic recovery beckons, orders for products and services are still hard to come by and…

The Economic Impact of Research Parks: An Arizona Example

Generating $48.7 million in tax revenues to local and state governments and 5,949 direct jobs, the 31 tenants of the University of Arizona Science & Technology Park had an estimated direct impact in excess of…

Companies Must Prepare For ‘E-Discovery’

Litigation in the electronic age is fundamentally different from 20, or even 10 years ago, experts say. The culprit – an exponential increase in the number of virtual "documents" stored in countless hard drives is…

Denver urged to sweeten pot for firms on the move

Expert: Quality of life not enough to pull in businesses Denver lags behind other cities in providing incentives to attract and retain jobs, according to a report presented Thursday to the Metro Denver Network. By…

From horse’s mouth: Managers learn ‘gentler’s’ technique for office

They arrive at Mountainview Ranch hoping to find the wise, wind-swept cowboy that Robert Redford plays in the movie "The Horse Whisperer." They agree this is wistful foolishness, until Louis Wood makes his entrance on…

Park officials, business interests, enviros debate potential pay offs of ‘bioprospecting’

A few years ago, corporate researchers discovered something valuable in one of Yellowstone National Park’s deep, colorful thermal pools. By MIKE STARK Gazette Wyoming Bureau A tiny microorganism found by San Diego-based Diversa Corp. had…