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CULTURE: The value of values

CULTURE: The value of values

To me, there are three kinds of companies when it comes to the importance of core values: 1) companies that haven’t defined any values, 2) companies that have values but they are just wall decorations in a conference room and 3) companies that incorporate their core values in everything they do.

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AGRIBUSINESS: The importance of women in agriculture

AGRIBUSINESS: The importance of women in agriculture

An image that many who grew up on a family farm have burned in to memory is dad walking through the door of the house, covered in dirt from a long day in the field, or covered in something else from a long day in the barn, and mom working tirelessly around the house, supporting children, putting food on the table, and generally managing every other aspect of the operation.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Finding a business mentor

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: Finding a  business mentor

Finding a great mentor is one of the smartest moves an entrepreneur can make to boost their chances of success.

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CONSTRUCTION: Wellness center puts community on new path

CONSTRUCTION: Wellness center puts community on new path

With state-of-the-art amenities including an aquatic center, multi-purpose gym, running track, racquetball courts, weight room, cardio equipment, whirlpool and sauna, Wadena, Minn.’s new wellness center could give many a trendy urban health club a run for their money.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Target markets and products

BUSINESS ADVICE: Target markets and products

Upon reviewing results for the previous year it is usually helpful to determine which products succeeded and failed along with what customer segments provided growth and which contracted.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Work like a woman

EDITOR'S NOTE: Work like a woman

In my constant quest to consume information, I recently stumbled across an article on the disparities between the salaries of male and female actors that included a tweet someone had sent to a female celebrity, requesting advice on how to respond to her father, who had told his daughter she couldn’t become an engineer because she was a girl.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Onward and upward

EDITOR'S NOTE: Onward and upward

One of my first assignments after joining this magazine was to attend the lavish groundbreaking celebration for Sanford’s Fargo Medical Center.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Growth targets

BUSINESS ADVICE: Growth targets

Determining reasonable growth targets for any business is an important task. In today’s market, business growth is a key indicator of success.

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TECH TRENDS: The new year of disruption

TECH TRENDS: The new year of disruption

Another year has come and gone, and as we continue to strategize 2015, it is important to not only reflect on the current status of your business but also ensure that you are aligning your objectives to the correct emerging technologies.

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HEALTH CARE: Flexibility, technology rank high among health care trends

HEALTH CARE: Flexibility, technology rank high among health care trends

If we could predict the future health care market, what would we see?

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ENERGY STORAGE: Streamlining thin film processing saves time, energy

ENERGY STORAGE: Streamlining thin film  processing saves time, energy

Energy storage devices and computer screens may seem worlds apart, but they’re not.

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FERTILIZER PRODUCTION: Revitalized fertilizer industry will benefit nation

FERTILIZER PRODUCTION: Revitalized fertilizer industry will benefit nation

Implementation of new technologies within the energy sector has unleashed an energy revolution.

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LEADERSHIP: ‘Traction’ is gaining

LEADERSHIP: ‘Traction’ is gaining

As any entrepreneur knows, running a business is not easy.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Asset turnover balancing

BUSINESS ADVICE: Asset turnover balancing

Financial advisers are often quick to produce evidence to support rebalancing assets to fit a client’s risk tolerance and desired asset mix after a new year begins.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: New Year, new sections

EDITOR'S NOTE: New Year, new sections

Congratulations on making it to another New Year!

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