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Why do you think Madison is #1?

Livibility.com ranks Madison, WI the #1 City out of the Top 100 Best Places to Live for 2015. Why do you think Madison is #1?   Most cities would be ecstatic to be listed amongst our Top 100 Best Places to Live. Last year, when we named Madison, Wis. number five, Mayor Paul Soglin wasn’t satisfied. He […]

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Why MADISON, WI?

                  As Commercial Real Estate (CRE) investors look to find higher yields in tertiary markets, Madison, WI should be on the short list of locations to pursue. Why Madison, WI for commercial real estate investing? The state capital is anchored by the seat of government and this […]


Business is BOOMING in Madison, WI

As I was perusing a recent article in In Business Magazine I was once again amazed at the size and influence that Epic has on Madison’s business community.  You would think the story has gotten old by now, but it absolutely has not.  Epic has annual sales in the range of $1.75 Billion dollars.  One of […]

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Is apartment construction the next BUBBLE?

Madison, WI is building apartments at break neck speed.  Everywhere you go there seem to be cranes in the air.  Cranes here.  Cranes there.  Cranes everywhere!  Of course the indomitable EPIC with their thousands of employees and plans for continued hyper growth has cranes scattered across their campus as well. Whenever something seems to be […]

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Is your business b l o a t e d? “Get Lean” and find success.

After reading “The Lean Startup” by Eric Reis (http://theleanstartup.com/) I realized just how many “regular” company business owners could use these same philosophies to transform their businesses for greater success.  I recently came across this article on the subject here, and I highly recommend you read it for your own benefit as a business leader. […]


Do you Talk the Walk?

As a business leader, you need to decide how to spend your valuable time.  After all, you wouldn’t have employees if you could do everything yourself.  So how do you operate as a business leader?  Do you “Talk the Walk,” or do you micromanage and drive everyone who works for you crazy?  Use the power […]

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5 Tips for Finding Your Ideal Location to Lease or Buy

Finding a new home for your business is an exciting process. But determining a major aspect of your business (it’s location) over an extended period of time is not something to be taken lightly. Use the following 5 tips to ensure that you find the perfect option. 1. Drive the Market While getting a sense […]


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Lease or Buy?

With every decision in life, it’s easy to stick to what’s familiar or to follow conventional wisdom as if one size always fits all.  But important decisions, such as whether to lease or buy a commercial property, require a higher level of discernment.  Which option is best for you?  The answer might surprise you. Start […]