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There are various reasons why your company may be considering a merger or acquisition soon. Shutdowns due to the pandemic have brought many companies to their financial knees in terms of survival. This economic downturn could create an opportunity for your company. Is it time for your business to consider the option of expanding through a...
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As a small business owner, your answer to this question usually has a direct correlation to if/when you’ll ever achieve substantial profitability and growth. One of the big differences between fast-growing, profitable small to medium-sized businesses and those that flounder is that the former typically has an owner that places a high value on accounting....
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New Year, New Business? Last year was a struggle for everyone. Stay-at-home orders, mandatory masks, and social distancing have caused even the most rugged of us to wish for it to all go away. Now that a vaccine is being administered, we are beginning to see a ray of hope. Maybe life will return to...
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Now more than ever, we depend on social media to drive business. Social media campaigns are vital in developing a strong customer base, driving sales, and increasing presence in the marketplace. If you are in the planning stages of getting your business onto social platforms, MRD Consulting can put your business on the social media...
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“To Business Plan or not to Plan…that is the question.” For those of you with a short attention span or those that are too impatient to thoroughly read articles, bottom line…develop a thorough business plan.  If you are considering starting a business, starting a new division, or starting a new product line I highly recommend...
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Growth: Acquisition vs. Organic The debate rages on regarding the merits of a business trying to achieve rapid growth via acquisition vs. growing organically (or internally within its existing infrastructure). The debate rages on due to the fact that both avenues have their merits, pitfalls, drawbacks, and positive attributes….The true answer lies in the specific...
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  • UnitedHealth Group names Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson new chief medical officer November 30, 2021
    Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson, a high-ranking health executive at UnitedHealth Group Inc., has been named the the insurance giant's chief medical officer. Fierce Healthcare has a report on the promotion for Wilson, who most recently was executive vice president and associate chief medical officer. She succeeds Dr. Richard Migliori, who has been with Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth (NYSE: […]
    Mark Reilly
  • Cargill suing insurer over $45 million employee-fraud loss November 30, 2021
    Cargill Inc. is suing an insurance company that it claims should have provided coverage for a $45 million employee-fraud scheme against the agribusiness giant. AgWeek reports on the lawsuit, which was filed last week against Pittsburgh-based National Union Fire Insurance Co. in U.S. District Court in Minnesota. According to the suit, Cargill says its was covered […]
    Dirk DeYoung
  • Target legal chief: Retailer will reduce number of outside law firms November 30, 2021
    Target Corp. employs hundreds of outside law firms advising it on issues across its business, but the retailer plans to trim that number, according to Chief Legal & Risk Officer Don Liu. Bloomberg Law has an interview with Liu, who leads a 500-person internal legal team at Minneapolis-based Target (NYSE: TGT) and also manages the […]
    Mark Reilly
  • Vietnamese restaurant owners opening bubble tea shop in Dinkytown November 29, 2021
    The couple behind a relatively new Vietnamese restaurant in Minneapolis' Dinkytown are introducing a Singapore-based bubble tea concept to the neighborhood – along with the rest of Minnesota and the Midwest. Bober Tea and Mochi Dough is expected to open at 405 14th Ave. SE at the end of January, shortly after University of Minnesota students […]
    Brianna Kelly
  • Wells Fargo issues memo to employees on Covid vaccine requirements November 29, 2021
    Wells Fargo & Co. will require employees to report their Covid-19 vaccination status and, if unvaccinated, get tested regularly, according to an internal memo.
    Caroline Hudson