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EDITOR'S NOTE: Reshaping the “workplace”

EDITOR'S NOTE: Reshaping the “workplace”

There is a revolution happening in the workplace today and it is redefining what it means to go to work.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Education a vital economic development partner

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Education a vital economic development partner

One of the reasons for the consistent growth of the Sioux Falls, S.D., regional economy, population base and business community has always been our effective partnerships.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Value of growth

BUSINESS ADVICE: Value of growth

Growing a business is generally very difficult, even during good times

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RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: Incubator programs help entrepreneurs launch, grow

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: Incubator programs help entrepreneurs launch, grow

Over the past decade, the South Dakota communities of Sioux Falls, Brookings and Rapid City have developed business incubators to assist entrepreneurs in successfully launching and growing their businesses.

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MANAGEMENT MATTERS: What’s my password?

MANAGEMENT MATTERS: What’s my password?

Every month or so, there seems to be news of yet another large data breach.

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FINANCE: The importance of public/private partnerships

FINANCE: The importance of  public/private partnerships

The importance of public/private partnerships is never more apparent than in the process of research commercialization, and trying to establish and grow knowledge-based communities.

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CULTURE: The power of giving

CULTURE: The power of giving

During a casual meeting with a department of transportation, we discussed initiatives the safety director was leading and the challenges he faced.

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EDITORS NOTE: Tech talk

EDITORS NOTE: Tech talk

The northern Plains technology sector is often described as being emerging and full of potential.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Fundraise legally

BUSINESS ADVICE: Fundraise legally

Many aspiring entrepreneurs seek initial funding for their enterprise by asking friends, neighbors and relatives to “invest” in their idea.

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MANAGEMENT MATTERS: The sound of business

MANAGEMENT MATTERS: The sound of business

Have you ever wondered about the “sound” of your business? In the 1950s and ’60s it seemed almost every business had a catchy jingle that consumers associated with its goods and services.

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FINANCE: Could you retire now?

FINANCE: Could you retire now?

A comfortable and secure retirement is every worker’s dream, yet for many people, thinking about it can be overwhelming.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Feeding the leaders

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Feeding the leaders

As economic development corporations, like the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corp., focus on ways to support economic prosperity, it’s important to understand the importance of growth from within.

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HEALTH CARE REFORM: Health care reform, health savings accounts and you

HEALTH CARE REFORM: Health care reform, health savings accounts and you

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law in March 2010. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the law in June 2012, and implementation continues today.

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Helping people get back to work

Helping people get back to work

In South Dakota our unemployment rate is only 3.8 percent. That’s very low compared to the national rate of 6.3 percent, and about half of the rates in California and Illinois. Worse yet, nearly 30 metropolitan areas have unemployment rates of over 10 percent.

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‘Catch Me’ inspiration offers tips on preventing fraud, theft

‘Catch Me’ inspiration offers tips on preventing fraud, theft

FARGO, N.D. - When Frank Abagnale Jr. forged checks as a teenager, he needed a 90-foot-long Heidelberg printing press. Today, fraudsters can create fake checks in 15 minutes with a laptop, he said.

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