Insight on Business

August 2019

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w w w . i n s i g h t o n b u s i n e s s . c o m A u g u s t 2 0 19 • I NSIGH T | 23 You're an entrepreneur at heart, and you'd rather be spending time building your business. We get it. That's why, when you work with Consolidated Construction, we'll introduce you to our planning and delivery process that results in a hassle-free building project. Get a faster construction schedule, better communication, and higher return on investment – so you can spend less time building your building and more time building your business. Consolidate It. Make 1 Call. MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL WE KNOW WHAT YOU'D RATHER BE BUILDING. ARCHITECTURE I FUNDING I CONSTRUCTION I SERVICE 1.800.642.6774 Green Bay Packers President Mark Murphy (second from left) with business owners and their mentors at the celebration marking the end of a recent Mentor-Protégé Program. LiveTimeLLC, a business that provides timing systems and media production for motorsports racing. Beyond that, both mentors and protégés have access to seminars and other resources. Protégés walk away with some of the most tangible benefits in the form of guidance and wisdom they can implement within their own businesses. "We started the program having no benefits for our employees," Rohde says. "By the end, we had full health care, short- term and long-term disability, 401(k) accounts and all kinds of benefits. It didn't cost nearly what I thought it was going to cost, and we ended up with happier employees and better employee longevity." However, this program isn't all about serving the protégé. Mentors experience plenty too, which is why many return to the program again and again. Steinfest says some mentors have participated at least three times. First, there's the opportunity to do some good and pay it forward. "is was my chance to give back to the community a bit and to help and guide others who might need that," Eggener says. "It's a good way to make our community stronger from an economic standpoint." e Mentor-Protégé Program is thriving and working on a strategic plan to expand across the state. "e viewpoint is that the Packers are a state team, so we should have an impact on the whole state," Steinfest says. e program has already had participants from Stevens Point, Lake Geneva and beyond and has expanded to a trial group in Milwaukee with six matches working there now. Everyone involved — from participants to the administrators — knows the program is a valuable resource, and they're excited about the opportunity to positively impact more businesses across the state. "It's one of those things that costs you nothing," Rohde says. "Yet you're going to meet people and learn so much about operating a business." G R E E N B AY PA C K E R S M E N T O R - P R O T É G É P R O G R A M

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