Now is the time to prepare for upcoming changes to FAFSA

Congress recently passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, known by most for providing those who qualified with an additional stimulus check worth $600.

What you need to know about ransomware attacks

A patient dies after hackers launch a ransomware attack against a hospital’s computers, delaying her treatment.

State needs to push economic recovery plans

As we begin 2021, the importance of the working together — across all levels of government and community — has never been more clear if we are to speed an economic recovery that is more equitable and more resilient than it was before the pandemic.

Lessons to attract good-paying jobs

Clearly economic development is just one component of state and regional economic policy and programming.

Fear kills culture: two tips to reduce fear in your team

I don’t think I have to explain fear to anyone, because if we look around right now in our lives and our businesses there are lots of examples.

Some lessons are better left in the classroom: Michigan’s direct care worker crisis

Economics is a beautiful discipline. In essence, it’s the study of balance — all markets naturally seek it, the point where supply equals demand and a stable equilibrium has been reached. On paper, it’s all very elegant.

When is the timing right to terminate employment?

I often hear from managers who say their salespeople are not producing and ask for advice on when to terminate their employment.

Resolve to make 2021 a healthier new year for your employees

With the start of a new calendar year comes a rise in resolutions to improve our lives. Many of us make New Year’s resolutions that are very personal.

First responders need vaccinations

Beginning last month, Michigan entered Phase 1B of its vaccination plan, allowing teachers, anyone over the age of 65, and first responders, including law enforcement, to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Tax planning opportunities for a Biden-Harris presidency

Last year was filled with unprecedented actions and unknowns.

Talent equals economic growth

Austin Texas voters just voted to raise property taxes to pay for the operations and maintenance of Project Connect, a high-capacity, $7.1-billion transit system expansion.

Rural broadband improvements welcome in southwest Michigan

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, USDA Rural Development had a phenomenal year in Michigan during 2020.

Can the Heartland teach us to innovate better together?

The year 2020 brought us a pandemic, deepened political divides and highlighted long-existing inequalities.

9 ways to help you stick with your New Year’s resolution

“This year is going to be different” is a statement that comes to mind for many of us as we begin the start of a new year.

5 indications you need a plan, and 4 questions to get started

I spend a lot of time with leaders and leadership teams as an EOS Implementer.

The future of business already here

Nearly a year since the pandemic began, companies throughout Michigan and beyond have evolved to become more virtual.

Employers can mandate vaccines — to a point

Long before the first COVID-19 vaccine made its big debut, questions flew about whether employers could require workers to get one as a condition of employment.

As pandemic continues, mental health is key

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced seismic shifts in our daily lives. It has brutalized our economy and left many jobless. It has claimed too many of our loved ones and created many uncertainties in our lives personally and professionally.

Cybersecurity is everyone’s business

The recent news regarding the major cybersecurity breach impacting federal agencies and Fortune 500 companies is alarming.

Ownership transition for HVAC companies: look back, think forward

The market for transitioning ownership of HVAC companies has long been active, and 2020 was no exception.