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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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  • Q&A: Adam Witherspoon, beverage director of Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis May 25, 2022
    Adam Witherspoon started working in restaurants to supplement his acting career and eventually found himself behind some of the Twin Cities' most acclaimed bars, working with and learning from local food and drink royalty. Now, as the beverage director of the Four Seasons Hotel Minneapolis, Witherspoon is highlighting local brands and bringing his own flair […]
    Brianna Kelly
  • Andersen Corp. names Ryan Williams president of Andersen Division May 25, 2022
    Andersen Corp. said Tuesday it appointed Ryan Williams to serve as president of the Andersen division, which serves the new residential, home improvement and light commercial market segments for the Bayport, Minnesota-based window manufacturer. That position had been filled until last November by Chris Galvin, who became chief operating officer and president. Williams will report to Galvin. […]
    Naasir Akailvi
  • Whole Foods-anchored Centennial Lakes Plaza in Edina has a new owner May 25, 2022
    It's the 12th Minnesota shopping center property for Ohio-based real estate investment trust Phillips Edison & Co. Inc.
    Brianna Kelly
  • Herberger’s, Carson's: Company plans to bring back 12 disappeared department store brands May 25, 2022
    Do you miss Herberger’s? Does the name Carson Pirie Scott revive warm memories of department-store shopping? They were among chains that served middle markets but have since disappeared, some unable to rebound after accumulating overwhelming debt. Now a company called BrandX wants to bring them back to fill what CEO Deepak Ramani sees as a […]
    Anne Stych
  • General Mills sells Helper, Suddenly Salad businesses to Eagle Foods May 25, 2022
    General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) said Wednesday it has sold its Helper and Suddenly Salad brands to Eagle Family Foods Group in a deal worth $610 million, the latest step in the Minnesota food company's effort to overhaul its brand portfolio. In a statement, the Golden Valley, Minnesota-based company said it planned to close the […]
    Mark Reilly