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AT&T - Time Warner Deal: Big Benefits for Small Business

On October 22, a deal was announced that AT&T would acquire Time Warner. As is the case seemingly whenever two large companies reach such an agreement, there's a knee-jerk backlash from those who oppose pretty much anything large businesses does. Real world business and economics, however, tell a very different story. Read More...

Overtime Ruling Affecting White Collar Exemptions Blocked by Federal Judge

IBAW board member and HR attorney Ann Barry Hanneman breaks down the halt to the overtime ruling concerning white collar workers. How will it impact employers? Find out in this 5 minute read. Read More....

How Getting Rejected at Auditions Got Me Started as an Entrepreneur

Daniel Dipiazza, founder of Rich20Something, tells how a bad audition as a zombie set him on the path to entrepreneurship by writing and producing his own movie. Read more...

The Business Journal: What Small Business Wants From It's Next President

Business reporter Dan Schafer of Milwaukee's Business Journal interviews IBAW's executive director, Steve Kohlmann on what his membership is hoping for under a Trump presidency. Read more...

5 Good Reasons to Join the IBAW + 1 More

Wondering why you should join the IBAW? We have five really good reasons to do one more! 

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Upcoming Events: - Get out of that BUSINESS BUNKER and join us.


Sales Roundtable:  

Utilize Better Intel To Close A Sale Quicker

Monday, December 12, 2016 | Time: 7:30 am - 9:00 am | Location: CTaccess, 940 Pilgrim Parkway, Elm Grove


Find your target and “eliminate” any objections for a quick end of the sales cycle. Share with your fellow sales agents the best tips on how - and where - to find the information on your prospects to understand their purchase decisions. Register here.

What Business Can Learn From a Choice School

Friday, December 16, 2016 | Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am | Location: Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

Presenter: Henry Tyson, Superintendent, St.Marcus

Mr. Tyson is the Superintendent of St.Marcus Lutheran School located in Milwaukee's inner city and is a model for choice schools throughout the State. Hear the secrets of this highly successful school and how you can apply it to your business. St.Marcus students will also be on hand for you to meet. Register here.

Business Behind the Scenes: St.Marcus Lutheran School

Monday, January 23, 2017 | Time: 7:45 am - 9:00 am | Location: 2215 North Palmer Street

Tour St. Marcus Lutheran School and meet the team as well as the students. Learn how this inner city school is transforming education in Milwaukee's inner city as well as its young residents.This event is for IBAW members only.  Register here.

Monthly Meeting - Outward Focus

Friday, January 20, 2017 | Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am | Location: Wisconsin Club, 900 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee

Mark King, Outward Focus

Get yourself - and your team - pumped up to tackle the new year. Outward Focus is committed to helping organizations learn and live simple principles and in so doing achieve extraordinary results. You won't want to miss this special event. Register here.   

Business Day in Madison

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | Time: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm | Location: Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison

The IBAW partners with WMC for this gathering of business owners from across Wisconsin. 

Save the date!   Registration opens soon. 

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