I’ll Grant You That: DATCP’s Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant

The Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grants is a competitive grant program put on by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (“DATCP”) that funds local food efforts to increase the sale of Wisconsin-grown or produced food products.  The grants help farms and businesses more efficiently produce, process, market and distribute food in local … Read more

You’re Probably not the CTO, and Neither is Your First Tech Hire

I originally posted this article on LinkedIn in January 2018.  As we stand on the precipice of a new year, I thought revisiting this subject might be useful if anyone plans on making big moves at their company in 2019! Everyone wants a cool title and that’s totally understandable. Heck, I want a cool title … Read more

Cut that slice in half: Dilution and Pizza

Building on the totally tubular authorized, issued, and outstanding shares (pizza slices) post from two weeks ago, this post discusses a simple dilution example to help highlight the basics.  Leonardo’s Pizza Parlor has 5,000,000 Authorized Shares; it has 1,000,000 shares outstanding.  Let’s assume you own 100,000 shares of  the Company – or 10% of the … Read more

Wedding Barns Under Attack

The Tavern League and Distributors have been trying to get wedding barns closed for years. Why? Because the members of the Tavern League include hotels, restaurants, and convention centers. People are choosing to get married at barns instead of hotels and holding events at barns instead of convention centers and restaurants. Tavern League and Distributors … Read more

There is Only One Pizza – But the Number Of Slices is Up to You

This is the first post in a series about dilution.  Before we start down that path though, lets start with some simple background information. The key to understanding dilution comes with three simple words: Authorized, Issued, and Outstanding (shares). Authorized Shares means the total (read, total ever) shares a Corporation can create or “cut itself into.”  If … Read more

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