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Legal: Intellectual Property

Legal: Intellectual Property

July 6, 2017 No Comments

Increasing Value For Today And Tomorrow by Mark R. Privratsky The price someone will pay for an entire manufacturing business goes up when the intangible assets of the business present well. The state of the intellectual property owned by the company – which often is a main reason for the buyer’s interest – must be […]

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Member Forum: Legislative Action

Member Forum: Legislative Action

July 6, 2017 No Comments

Youth Skills Training Program Signed Into Law by Amy Walstien Manufacturers across the state will soon begin seeing more young workers-in-training on the shop floor thanks to legislative efforts led by the MPMA. Workforce development was at the top of MPMA’s legislative agenda this year. As the skilled workforce shortage has increasingly impacted the ability […]

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Workforce Development: Training Workers to Fill the Need

Workforce Development: Training Workers to Fill the Need

May 9, 2017 No Comments

Resource Partners With Businesses by Justin Bjerkaas The skilled labor shortage is here, and it seems that nobody can agree on the right way to solve the problem. What are you doing to fill the gap in your labor pipeline? If your company is like many others,  you may not have a plan or even […]

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Sales and Marketing: What’s Your Target Market?

Sales and Marketing: What’s Your Target Market?

May 9, 2017 No Comments

Create A Strategy To Achieve Results by Wayne Wilcox Wikipedia defines a target market as: “A select group of potential or current consumers, which a business decides to aim its marketing and advertising strategies at in order to sell a product or service.” Defining a target market is the first stage in the marketing strategy […]

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Neel Kashkari’s Take on Economy is Worth a Listen

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