New Year’s resolutions: Will you be a winner?

The new year has arrived. But the question becomes where are we going? For many, they will make this new year an opportunity to...

Three reasons to try virtual care

Virtual care is a rapidly growing trend in health care. It is convenient, time-efficient and affordable for individuals seeking non-emergency care. Those individuals might...

State’s exports slip amid growing worldwide turmoil

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a Paris-based think tank, presented its latest economic projections for the global economy early last month, which...

Financial literacy: what you don’t know can hurt your business

Financial literacy — the knowledge of financial matters needed to make informed judgments and decisions on the management of money — has become an...

Partnership bringing needed workers to construction industry

A new partnership between Michigan Community Action (MCA) and the Skilled to Build Foundation of Michigan is producing a classic win/win scenario: It is...

Road funding: Just fix the damn roads

In May, Michigan voters sent a clear message to Lansing: find a better way to “fix the damn roads”! They voted to reject the...

Drone technology generates significant legal buzz

As I stood outside of 2nd Recon Battalion Headquarters, located on the United States Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, I heard my name...

The power is in the process

Here’s a lesson that every salesperson needs to learn early in their career: Sales is not magic.

Performance reviews: power tool or pain in the neck?

Now that we are close to the end of the year, people are thinking about budgets, bonuses and benefits elections. There is also the...

What is the opportunity in Opportunity Zones?

In early 2018, few people outside of specialty economic development and real estate finance circles had heard of Opportunity Zones. Today, there is a...

3 tips to building more trust in your team

After interviewing leaders for my most recent book, one leader’s answer to the question, “How do you know people are telling you the truth?” has stayed with me, because it’s so simple.

COVID-19 punches hole in college enrollment

Since the onset of the pandemic, far too many of Michigan’s high school seniors — particularly non-affluent seniors — have had their dreams shattered.

The evolution of social media attraction that leads to a sale

I am on it. I am into it. It’s attracting customers. It’s making sales. It’s free. What is it?It’s business social media.It’s your ticket...

Long-term economic outlook better for West Michigan

Growing very slowly, but growing. That’s the latest word on the West Michigan economy, according to the data collected during the last two weeks...

Letter: Downtown Grand Rapids is moving forward, not backward

Editor:A public discussion 18 months in the making moves to a climatic stage in December, as the Grand Rapids City Commission considers adopting a...

2015 forecast: a new age of wealth and poverty

It seems like a betrayal of the “dismal science” to give a relatively optimistic current economic analysis and forecast. However, it is what it...

Four mistakes family business owners make with their exit plan

Have you ever seen someone walk unsuspectingly into a glass door? I’ve been that person. What’s the worst part? Knowing it was totally preventable.While...

What do you do when workplace ‘change’ happens?

For most people, “change” is a mixture of what was, what used to be, what I’m being faced with now, what I believe the...

Law offers business opportunity to service-disabled veterans

To be as successful in business as they were in the military, Michigan veterans should take advantage of federal, state and local laws that...

Multitasking, focus and other stuff

I just had a conversation with a sales manager at my last seminar. The gist of it is this: He has so many competing...

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