Few have been financially unscathed in the wake of the pandemic. Yet, as West Michigan has proven time and time again when recessions hit, businesses in the region (although battered) weather the respective storms relatively well.
The SEC’s intent is to ensure that you, as the investor, have enough information to decide whether a professional investment recommendation is best suited to your needs no matter who is offering it.
Many people are wondering what will happen to the exemption if there is a Democratic president and possibly a Democratic-controlled Congress.
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.
Like the cars we drive, building components experience wear and tear and eventually require our attention.
With an increased spotlight on the vital role sustainable design plays in the construction industry, the approach to integration has become more prevalent in recent years.
Whether we are headed for a tough start to 2021 with a COVID-19 cloud still looming or a post-COVID-19 economy in full recovery, capital for construction and development projects will be in strong demand.
What many don’t know is that Michigan’s tribal communities have been working on business practices that are diversified and resilient.
The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others are forcing America to revisit its historical pandemics of injustice.
Even in times without a pandemic, people on the autism spectrum have a disproportionately more difficult time finding jobs than those not on the spectrum.
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.
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?
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We know remote work has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for many, and Grand Rapids is uniquely positioned to welcome those looking for a great place to live, work and play.
As we close out the year 2020, it’s easy to say that it was a year that defied expectations.
In a year filled with clouds of uncertainty and some dismay, residential real estate has been an undeniable bright spot shining through.
Most businesses sign leases for many years to house their operations. But what happens when you’re hit with a pandemic that limits your ability to use the space you spend 5%-8% of your revenue on?
As we cross off the final to-dos on our 2020 calendar, it's time to start planning for 2021's challenges and victories.
Leaders who succeed in times of crisis — like in the face of COVID-19 and unprecedented racial and social unrest — are the ones who go beyond success and set the mark at legendary.
While many are in a hurry to put the uncertainties of 2020 in the rearview, continued economic disruption may not be behind us just yet.
For many business owners, the decision surrounding how and when to exit the business can be complicated and emotional.
As online spending and sales begin to pop up across the country this holiday season, so too will cybersecurity threats.
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...