Business owners weather area’s multiple storms

As the presidential election and the dominant candidate coverage draws to a conclusion this week, the Business Journal offers congratulations to business owners and...

Women business owners vital part of state’s economic fabric

I’ve been a woman entrepreneur in West Michigan for some time, and this month I attended two distinctive events celebrating women business owners.In Novi,...

Decisions, decisions — how good are you at making them?

Decisions — either by you, your coworker, your boss, your family members, or your customer — drive your success, your lifestyle and your attitude.As...

Be yourself in all you say and do to earn success

How might the world be different if transparency truly replaced the guarded face we typically present when interacting with others?If we were to transform...

State’s exporters can expect weaker international orders

According to the latest numbers on global trade flows released by the World Trade Organization, in the first eight months of 2012 the value...

Fat-free data consumption begins with an ‘information diet’

As educators, it is not uncommon to discover that one or more students are either texting, surfing the web or updating Facebook while the...

Vote for insurance supporters

Editor: Every time you get in a vehicle, you are at risk of getting in an accident. Luckily, Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system means...

Are you the dominant brand, or is your brand bland?

What’s the difference between you and all of your competition?Are you different from your competition, or do you just think you are?Are you different...

Canada’s approach to tax rates: a comparison to U.S.

In this presidential campaign, we have heard the phrases “the 47 percent” and “effective tax rate of 14 percent.” The former is the percentage...

PPACA may offer HR advisors new opportunities

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, trying to provide an overview of some...

Metro’s search for partner could help employers

Metro Health is a specialty hospital in Michigan as a provider of osteopathic medical education, and it is once again convening a comparatively public...

Prop 3 will hurt state economy; ignores fastest path to sustainable future

The Dow Chemical Co. has long advocated for comprehensive energy policies — those that support stable energy supplies and costs, lead to innovation and...

Local economy barely escapes negative territory

Flat again. Two months ago, we saw the Greater Grand Rapids economy slide into the minus column for the first time in three years....

Health care not immune to free market principles

Editor:I read with particular interest the article in the Oct. 9 Business Journal about the choice young doctors will face in whether to join...

The Eiffel Tower: iconic monument and critical lesson

We went to visit the Eiffel Tower again — our fourth visit in five years. What do you know about the Eiffel Tower?When it...

Support politicians based on voting records, not rhetoric

The election next month will be a turning point for small business. The fact that the president is overtly anti-small-business is not the issue....

Transit system helps Walker’s citizens move freely

Walker residents are facing an important decision about bus service for the city this November. It is important to our citizens’ and community’s future...

Small actions now beget big rewards later

Brian Long’s short-range economic forecast based on a monthly survey of purchasing managers (page 26) shows the regional economy is registering at the increasingly...

Retail performance improves after two-month dip

LANSING — More Michigan retailers increased sales in August, the first time in three months the overall retail industry has improved its performance, according...

Drill or hole? What are they buying and what are you selling

A guy walks into a hardware store and says to the clerk, “I need a drill.” The clerk says, “Well, not really. You want...

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