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Raven earnings increase 80 percent

All three divisions at Raven Industries Inc. increased profit margin year-over-year as consolidated net sales increased 19 percent in the company’s first quarter.

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Building together: Muth, Lloyd share in family business success

A business relationship and friendship translated to sharing best practices for these two family businesses — and their biggest collaboration yet.

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Production company focuses on core creative approach while realizing growth isn’t only goal

“I’d convinced myself that was what we needed to do. Take on more, staff, get a bigger office, just grow, grow, grow.” Sound familiar? You’ll want to learn what Passenger Productions did after working with experts at Cain Ellsworth.

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Sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, LLCs: What’s the difference?

Business owners and entrepreneurs often inquire about what is the most appropriate legal entity structure for their business and differences between the various options. Here’s how to start finding out which is right for you.

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Pioneers of prepaid helped bring financial options to underserved clientele

In May 2004, five co-workers left one bank to join another. What formed as a result of that relationship is one of prepaid’s largest and most successful companies — based in Sioux Falls.

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Ratchford: Is it real? Gauging the economy’s lasting strength

An email this week asked Tony Ratchford if a recession could be emanating, and, if so, what will that do to the housing market next year? Here’s his answer.

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Regional leader: Innovation key to economic growth

“ZIP code doesn’t really matter in economic development, especially when companies want access to talent.” We talk workforce development strategies that are working with regional leader Nick Fosheim.

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Agriculture takes center stage at new First National Bank branch

It has many features you’d expect to find at a bank, but adds a focus on agriculture. We took a look at the ag lending landscape this spring as The First National Bank in Sioux Falls opens its newest branch.

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Meta reports new business agreements, slight earnings drop

Meta Financial Group reported new and renewed pieces of business along with a slight drop in quarterly earnings.

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How an all-company annual meeting builds culture across multiple locations

With offices in multiple states and a growing team, TSP used its inaugural companywide meeting to bring people together and advance its goals.

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