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Summer hard while summer lasts; you can fall tomorrow

"Summer in Wisconsin is so wonderful it fools you into living here the rest of the year." A friend of mine said that a few...

Meghan Skrepenski is Raising Strong Girls … and moms

An overheard comment, a shocked reaction and a follow-up conversation with her daughter. That’s how Meghan Skrepenski’s venture was born. That, plus two months of a...

Automated parenting and other tips: Mompreneuring on summer break

Summer break is tough on entrepreneurship. It's hard to find the time to "entrepreneur" when "mom" is a 24-7 gig. A friend and I were...

You get to dream today. That’s actually pretty great.

It's easy, as Americans, to take dreams for granted. Both kinds of dreams, really: the images we conjure at night, and the visions we have...

It really is all we need

When the Beatles and the Bible agree on something, you know it's a message that resonates. "All you need is love," the world's best-selling band...

Imagicakes: Grace Ramirez’s vision for inventive treats with a Puerto Rican...

Grace Ramirez chose the right state, albeit unwittingly. Technically, a friend chose Wisconsin for her. But "Forward," Wisconsin's motto, could be Ramirez's as well: It's the...

Feeling like you can’t? Identify your can.

Yesterday afternoon, my 9-year-old daughter was stuck. And frustrated. "Ugh! Mooooommmmmm!! This stupid video game won't work!" I sighed, deciding to set aside my standard "We...

It’s never too late to find your ‘thing’: Gauri Bansal is...

Gauri Bansal found her calling on a shelf at Michaels. "I've been looking at this instrument and their woodburning displays for years. And, like, another...

To QuickBooks or not to QuickBooks: How to decide

Lots of entrepreneurs start businesses without having advanced knowledge of accounting. That makes "Do I need QuickBooks?" a popular query. Here's some expert guidance on whether QuickBooks is right for your business.

Beyond lemonade: Using summer to teach life skills, entrepreneurship

As a parent, I will actively nourish in my children the characteristics of entrepreneurship -- the desire to solve the world's problems, the confidence to believe that they can do it and the self-discipline to follow through. Here's my plan.