Lee Schafer

Columnist | Business
Phone: 612-673-4302
Lee Schafer came to the Star Tribune after 15 years as a corporate officer, consultant and investment banker in the Twin Cities. He has been a columnist for Twin Cities Business magazine and was senior editor for Corporate Report Minnesota.

Recent content from Lee Schafer

State can't afford to wait for feds on crowdfunding

It’s about time somebody in the state decided to quit waiting for workable rules for equity crowdfunding from federal securities...

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 08:29 PM

Schafer: Getting real about the true cost of water

One of the things you hear from business people is that there would be a lot less fresh water used...

Updated: November 08, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Schafer: Software firm bound for Eden Prairie offers lesson

A $100 million-plus software company called Arcserve has just chosen Minnesota and will be moving in December into new headquarters...

Updated: November 05, 2014, - 10:45 PM

Schafer: Amazon's spending spree spells dilemma for Target

It was something of a feat of business management for Amazon.com to actually lose money in a quarter on $20.58...

Updated: November 01, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Schafer: Mayo Clinic surgeon, scientist team up as entrepreneurs

Rakesh Suri and Jordan Miller are the kind of entrepreneurs who are easy to cheer for.Suri is a heart surgeon...

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 12:49 AM

Schafer: Buying back stock can be a company's best option

The management of IBM had very few friends last week, with the company’s stock falling sharply and writers from the...

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 11:40 PM

Schafer: Suffering is a good sign for rental developers

It’s not a healthy apartment market until somebody is in some financial pain.This might not be the textbook definition in...

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 08:38 PM

Schafer: Health care providers readying for a wave of nurse retirees

These days, even the renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester is scrambling to fill holes in its nursing staff as baby...

Updated: October 18, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Schafer: Alfalfa sprout lawsuit put Jimmy John's in a pickle

You may have missed an announcement of a proposed class-action settlement that ran this week in the Star Tribune.It means...

Updated: October 17, 2014, - 11:30 PM

Schafer: Wells Fargo missed mark after worker requested $10,000 raises for all

Wells Fargo is in the business of helping people manage their money to live better lives. What a blown opportunity when an employee made national news by asking for a raise.

Updated: October 15, 2014, - 12:26 PM

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