Posts by Morgan Plagenz


Jerry Jendusa Talks Building the Next Generation of Leaders

Jerry Jendusa was one of the 3 keynote speakers for the Institute for Personalized Learning’s National Convening on Personalized Learning event, held on November 14th to November 15th.   This year’s topic: “Thinking like a Start-Up”.     Jendusa gave his unique perspective about thinking and acting like a leader within an entrepreneurial organization that is either in their startup or scale up phase. He shared stories from his entrepreneurial journey and discussed what his advisory business, STUCK Coaching, does to help entrepreneurs.   Speaking in front of around 500 administrators, teachers, faculty and students, Jendusa started his presentation with…

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December 18, 2018

STUCK Talks Strategic Planning with The Paranet Group

The Co-Founders of STUCK, LLC first went around the room and asked what everyone’s pain points were. What brought them to a strategic planning session at 8am on a Tuesday?   Some attendees came because they needed more effective tools to use for their business. Others came because they wanted to try a new planning process. Or, they came because they needed a better way to communicate their goals to their staff.   As the topics varied, everyone had something in common. They all wanted to transform their business from its current state to its ideal future state.   A…

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August 23, 2018

Turning Current States into Future Ones with Local Businesses

“How do I know how much my business is worth?”   “What can I do now to change my culture?”   “How do I change my current state into a desired future one?”   We have asked ourselves these questions, and plenty more. During our journey of starting and growing a business, we got stuck and unstuck many times.  Our next goal is to help other growth-minded entrepreneurs overcome their own inflection points.   Now we want to help   Recently, we hosted a small group discussion with local business owners and representatives about their challenges and current sticking points.…

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May 29, 2018

Jerry Jendusa Kicks Off THINC! 2018

What does innovation mean to you? That’s the question keynote speaker and STUCK Co-Founder Jerry Jendusa asked attendees when he started his presentation at the 2018 Technology and Human Innovation Conference (THINC!). Attendees answered the question via an online poll as well as in person.  117 people responded to the multiple choice question, with a majority selecting “Being creative and growth oriented”. The creative mindset, combined with the desire to achieve growth, is how Jerry Jendusa grew his previous business, EMTEQ, from a start-up to an international 100M business. As he relates to this answer the most, it is not…

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May 14, 2018

Don’t Fall into this Hiring Trap

After interviewing 15 candidates for the same role, it may seem like the perfect choice to go with the one that has the most extensive background. In fact, you may even think that second rounds are unnecessary at this point. Don't fall into this trap. While a candidate’s experience may be invaluable to your business, there are other things that you should look at when qualifying candidates. We argue that these “things to look for” are just as, if not more, important than experience. Let’s dig into what we need to do when interviewing candidates.   Before the interview: Select…

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April 03, 2018

3 Reasons Why a Shorter Plan Can Grow Your Business

Many business owners know this. You spend so much time crafting that perfect business plan. It's over 100 pages, it covers every part of your business, it includes graphs, an index, market potential reviews, and perhaps even a glossary! The reality is that when businesses have these complicated plans, they collect dust on the owner's highest shelf. They were made for bankers, investors, and other external stakeholders. They were not made to actually grow the business, nor to share with employees. Lets fix this. We had this same problem when we owned EMTEQ. We found the solution when creating the…

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March 06, 2018

Meet Our Advisor, Chuck

We had the opportunity to meet, get to know, and recognize Chuck Harris as a Certified STUCK Advisor. He will work with businesses to help them "get unstuck" by using our strategies and tools paired with his own skills and expertise. A Little Bit About Chuck Chuck is passionate about helping new and established businesses improve their financial health.  He is a Credit and Finance Specialist with Credit Matters of Appleton Wisconsin and Options Lending Group in Milwaukee. He coaches business owners with negative credit and financial issues, to qualify for and obtain financing to start grow or refinance a…

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February 15, 2018

STUCK Acquired BioCut Systems

STUCK, Inc. announced in November 2017 that they had acquired Milwaukee-based BioCut Systems, a manufacturer of cutting solutions to the bioscience industry specializing in regenerative medicine. STUCK, Inc. acquired 100 percent of BioCut Systems from Mark and Janet Jeske. The sale was completed October 31st for an undisclosed price. STUCK, Inc. was co-founded by Jerry Jendusa, Paul Schulls and Jim Harasha in 2014 after Jendusa sold EMTEQ, the then-New Berlin-based company he founded in 1995. They offer advisory services for business leaders seeking growth and invest in companies they feel can scale with unique product offerings. The Future for BioCut…

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February 12, 2018
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