Items Tagged with 'Business'


How to mess up your startup business in nine easy steps

October 30, 2015
There is lots of good advice out there about how to succeed. But what if you'd rather fail? Read More

Michigan needs to focus on high value, not low cost

July 17, 2015
I’m not a big fan of state business rankings. Everyone seems to assume they are a good measure of a state’s economic well-being. They aren’t. Read More

Never pass up the opportunity to listen and learn

June 26, 2015
About six years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Read More

Choice of business entity requires customized approach

April 24, 2015
Looking at a business, one can’t necessarily determine its tax-reporting status. Read More

Three more big sales questions and bigger answers

January 30, 2015
Here are a few more sales, business and life answers that can help you make more sales today, and help you build a personal brand and reputation forever. Read More

Vote and then remember: Government is a facilitator, business is a creator

October 31, 2014
The order of business this week is to first cast a vote; it’s an act that may provide a lever for venting and a sigh of relief that ends the abominable cacophony of minute-after-minute ads of distortion. Read More

I know you love your business, but do your customers?

March 7, 2014
What’s the “RAP” on you and your business? What do you mean you don’t know? You created it! Read More

Considering employment in the family business

January 10, 2014
Are members of the next generation of the family business considering working for the family firm? Read More

Crowdfunding is essential to growing business, communities

What would happen if we could invest in businesses in our own communities? Read More

Long-term economic outlook better for West Michigan

October 11, 2013
Growing very slowly, but growing. Read More