SMALL BUSINESS & STARTUPS

Legendary leadership requires tenacity — especially in times of crisis

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.

On the brink of a possible recession: what businesses should do to prepare

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.

Succession planning – optimizing value through a strategic exit

For many business owners, the decision surrounding how and when to exit the business can be complicated and emotional.

How the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced businesses’ footprints

The coronavirus pandemic has, in many ways, rewritten the book on business practices.

Three tips to chart the course for long-term success

Among the strategic areas are three upon which companies must focus to move forward and thrive during these uncertain times.

The critical conversation: setting expectations with your workforce during a pandemic

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.

Leading the isolated worker: dealing with conflict

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.

Leading with a people-first focus: lessons from continuous improvement

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.

COVID-19 from an HR perspective

As conference rooms continue to be traded for conference calls, working from home has slowly become the new normal. With so many unanswerable questions...

The state of play in mobility transformation

Staying abreast of the automotive and mobility sectors’ transformation has been pretty easy if you have a lot of time on your hands. There...

First 5 steps for successfully starting your business

As we swing into the New Year, you are probably reflecting on 2019 and looking toward making your resolutions for 2020. You may decide...

Get involved in Small Business Saturday

Nov. 30 is Small Business Saturday, a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.Small Business Saturday was...

Unpacking sustainability

How do you define sustainability? We use this term so often, but what does it really mean? I’ve seen it tied to environmentalism: using less...

Small Business & Startups Notebook

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The top 5 HR headaches for small business

Admit it: Sometimes human resources can be a pain! Dealing with people, policies, procedures and payroll is often tedious and fraught with the fear...

Business as storytelling

Whenever I tell someone I have a master’s in English, I often hear some variation of, “Well, that’s a long jump from business.”Yes, on...

Why humanizing business matters

Over the years, we have done a lot to promote the importance of local ownership.We have data-driven facts that say supporting local businesses leads to...

Looking for mentors in all the wrong places

We’ve all been encouraged to find mentors and sponsors to develop our business and leadership skills, right? For me, those types of relationships were...

What I learned about progress from a tiny bathroom

Around Thanksgiving last year, I finally put my money where my mouth is and launched a new business: RiverCity Homes, a house-flipping gig.An adorable...

Small Business & Startups Notebook

Small Business & Startups articlesTop tech trends in businessTechnology company offers spinoff businessModular Transportation adapts to changing landscapeLogistics company triples footprintHispanic chamber names award...

PM 101 or project management for the small business

The project management discipline is extensive. It includes elaborate technical tools such as Gantt charts, earned value analysis, critical path diagrams and seemingly endless...

4 business goals to consider for 2019

Do you ever set New Year’s resolutions, but have trouble sticking to them? You’re not alone. According to a U.S. News report, 80 percent...

Small Business & Startups Notebook

Small Business & Startups articlesRegional franchise market ripe for growthMarijuana changes spill into 2019Slush-soaked gloves spur business ideaLocal promoter aims to unite music across...

Make an impact with your dollar this holiday season

The average American will spend about $1,000 this year during the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation. While more than half of...

How to build a purpose-led business

Purpose-led businesses are popping up all over Michigan. There are now 19 B Corps and about 100 businesses that have become Good for Michigan....

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