Your personal priorities govern the type of sustainable investing that will best align with your goals.
If you are 72 or older and have already taken the required minimum distribution (RMD) from an IRA account, you can reverse your withdrawal until Aug. 31. There may be advantages to doing so, depending on your financial situation.
Despite a likely shift to a more risk-averse credit market, numerous potential financing sources can help businesses through this uncertain time, including traditional bank lenders, private debt funds, family offices, mezzanine funds and private equity firms.
There is a lot to think about when planning for retirement. While we have a degree of control over many of the choices involved, there is one big wild card we cannot control called sequence risk.
Business owners should be aware of several integral changes under the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPFA), which loosened guidelines to ensure the program is more business-friendly.
Public and quasi-public projects that might not have been viable in the past can be structured using today's P3 model to make them viable and sustainable projects.
One of the many significant impacts of COVID-19 has been the reallocation of necessary resources and capital, causing many industries to adjust and adapt their practices. New health and safety regulations, as well as pandemic-related closures, have led to changes in processes and priorities in the food industry.
At Rockford Construction, we’re more than a typical construction, development and property management firm. As a member of the Grand Rapids community, we strive to connect with our clients, community members and employees in ways that extend well beyond our work.
It’s a rarity in our industry for firms to offer both construction and property management services. But that unique business model allows us to build with the knowledge of how our clients and customers say they plan to use the building and space through a property management lens.
The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others are forcing America to revisit its historical pandemics of injustice.
An African-American-focused economic development organization will toast black businesses and community leaders at an awards reception.Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses, or GRABB, will present...
What the disability rights movement and universal design can teach us about business and life in the age of COVID-19
The now tired tagline, “we’re all in this together,” may forever owe the COVID-19 pandemic for its fame, but it’s far from being a novel concept.
It is possible to feel good and be resilient in times of stress, including the stressful time of menopause transition.
During times of uncertainty like we’re in now, it’s more important than ever to create a plan that leaves nothing to chance.
The Seven Essential Elements of Daily Success (SEEDS) can help you feel better through these stressful times while improving the odds of healthy aging.
Publicly traded companies should take steps now to prepare for stock drop litigation in the wake of COVID-19.We saw plaintiffs’ attorneys file these lawsuits...
With Michigan’s lockdown now extending through May 15, many businesses are grappling with how to address rent payments due in May and the following months.
Most individuals forming a new entrepreneurial venture have deep and meaningful expertise in their area of practice. However, many people need advice regarding elections...
In business and life, we have been told for years we only get one chance to make a first impression — so why is your website any different?
The story typically starts like this. We’re projecting fourth quarter revenue to be down by 35%, which could very well spill over and negatively...
Facebook has done a great job empowering marketers and small business owners with the ability to set up and launch new Facebook and Instagram...
During the past several weeks, even before Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued Michigan’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, we have all been aware of...
2019 was a banner year for real estate in West Michigan. Sale prices continued to rise in nearly all categories and locales. Demand from buyers...
The coronavirus pandemic has, in many ways, rewritten the book on business practices.
Among the strategic areas are three upon which companies must focus to move forward and thrive during these uncertain times.
Embracing what we can control, like having discussions about expectations, is a simple and free way to make a positive impact on the wellness of your teams.
Even with remote teams, we often don't know about issues that arise between co-workers until they erupt into major problems or missed deadlines.
In the world of continuous improvement and a people-centric business, investing in people should never be a question: it should be a way of life.
Three trends related to the rise in remote work could impact a small business’s technology environment in a post-COVID-19 world.
Regardless of your internet service provider, there are three easy ways to ensure your home-office and home-school network is running at full performance.
As with every other business these days, reliable connectivity is a critical part of modern medical facilities. If a network fails, operations at an...