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.

Consider erosion control construction contracts for lakefront work

Lake Michigan flooding and erosion caused tremendous property damage and severe financial loss to owners in 2020.

Be careful with trust information

Trusts are routine estate plan vehicles used for many reasons.

For a better economic recovery, restore Good Jobs for Michigan

Investment in our state and local economies through economic incentives is imperative to growing prosperity in Michigan.

Leaders are navigating the challenges of 2020

Like everything else, the pandemic fundamentally changed the nature of work, culture and leadership.

Economy produces too many low-wage jobs

The pandemic is hardening our two-tier economy, one where those at the top are doing well, but way too many Michiganders still are struggling.

Try to rediscover the lost art of saying ‘no’

It seems like more and more businesspeople have lost the ability to say no.

Do we have the will to end homelessness in Kent County?

Homelessness is increasing around the country and in West Michigan.

Economic forecasts are not an investment roadmap

It is that time of year again where economic forecasters put together their predictions for the upcoming year. When I first got into the...

The ultimate business survival skill during times of change

We're living in incredibly turbulent times.

Gratitude isn’t just for the holidays

As we enter the holiday season, we are reminded to reflect on the good in our lives and take time to be thankful. This year, which has been more challenging than most, it’s important to recognize the relationships, experiences and opportunities that have brought us happiness.

Tips to help you avoid ID theft after loved one’s death

The first few weeks following the death of a spouse, parent or other loved one are very difficult.

Michigan needs ‘Plan B’ for propane supply

In the winter months, Michigan runs on propane.