The entrepreneurial ilk in Minnesota and Wisconsin are feeling their animal spirits.
Cold Spring Bakery in Cold Spring, Minn. has been open for over 60 years and Lynn Schurman has worked there for nearly 40 of them. Lynn is the co-owner of the bakery along with her husband and brother-in-law and she was kind enough to take a break from her busy day to tell me how her business if faring these days. Here are three key insights she shared with me:
A staffing company that works with smaller manufacturers in Wisconsin and Minnesota hired over 600 temporary, contract and direct placement workers for their clients last year – a potentially hopeful sign for the struggling economy.
We’ve heard a lot about professions hurting due to the recession, but is it possible that consulting is one of those rare recession-proof fields? According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the consulting industry is expected to be one of the fastest-growing this decade.
Peggy and John Palumbo once hoped their home equity would finance their dream to open a restaurant. But when home values unraveled in the recession and they couldn’t find a seller at the right price, they needed a new plan.
In 2004, the gluten-free market was worth $580 million. By 2012, it’s expected to be worth $2.6 billion.
The website of Universal Transportation Services says it pretty clearly: “Drivers Wanted!!”
A practical look at starting a new business in a recession.
A growing market for goat cheese presents an opportunity for central Minnesota’s goat producers, but they are unable to help meet demand now that a Canadian company has stopped processing their milk.
Hey, Minnesota small business owner, is your credit situation improving?