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

Schafer: Killing tax on devices won't bring back jobs

One of the most reviled taxes in recent memory, the medical device excise tax, seems to be near the end...

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 05:15 PM

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

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