John Swiatkowski of Pacer Group

17 Jul, 2015
For John Swiatkowski, one of the benefits of belonging to a PeerSpectivesTM roundtable is getting a 30,000-foot view of his business. “Instead of being immersed in the day-to-day problems, the roundtable ...

Richard Rogers of American Autocoat

17 Jul, 2015
Richard Rogers calls PeerSpectives a “good investment of time”— no small praise as time is a scarce resource for him. As president of American Autocoat, a supplier of automotive finishing and ...

Clockwork Active Media

16 Jul, 2015
Lyons entered the Hennepin-Anoka-Carver-Ramsey-Scott (HCARS) Economic Gardening Program in 2014 looking for information to help Clockwork expand into new geographic markets.

DNA Software

15 Jul, 2015
DNA Software is an Ann Arbor-based software firm that helps university, biotech and pharmaceutical researchers build diagnostic tests for life-sciences projects.

Master Technology Group: Wired for Growth

14 Jul, 2015
Ryan Blundell launched the Minneapolis-based company in 2002 and has grown it to 110 employees and $26 million in revenue.

Hed Cycling: Getting out of the comfort zone

13 Jul, 2015
A pioneer of solid disc bicycle wheels, Hed Cycling designs and manufactures high-end cycling equipment. Launched in 1985, the Shoreview, Minn.-based company today has about 45 employees and generates more than ...

The Reflective Group

12 Jul, 2015
Since its launch in 2011, Reflective Group has evolved from software development to a full-fledged digital agency that offers graphic design and video production services along with cloud technology solutions.

Global Tax Network

12 Jul, 2015
In Fall 2011, the Hennepin-Carver Economic Gardening Network initiated a new approach to delivering services to second-stage entrepreneurs: the consolidation of research assistance, monthly roundtables and quarterly forums.

Patriot Converting Inc.

10 Jul, 2015
“Overall, the program was a great sense of community and resources,” Stilwell says. “Everything is about driving growth and getting more out of your business.”

The Porch Swing

9 Jul, 2015
Kueny worked with the research team in mid-2010. Within a year, her sales had shot up 40 percent and marketing costs dropped nearly 60 percent. In 2011 annual sales exceeded $1 ...