Items Tagged with 'small business'

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Better to be a David than a Goliath

September 22, 2017
Too big to fail and too small to succeed are both fundamentally flawed concepts. Read More

Small business resources against cyberhacks readily available in GR

July 14, 2017
The Business Journal has reported several stories the past two weeks focused on IT issues, but there is perhaps no issue more important to small businesses and startups than cybersecurity. Read More

Massive opportunities for small businesses in government contracting

When most people think about companies that sell goods and services to the federal government, they probably think big: aircraft from Boeing or tanks from General Dynamics. Read More

How to qualify as a woman-owned small business

March 24, 2017
The Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program, established in February 2011 through the U.S. Small Business Administration, was designed to provide women-owned small businesses and economically disadvantaged women-owned small businesses with assistance in competing for business with the federal government. Read More

Without more state revenue, cities can’t thrive, talent won’t stay

June 10, 2016
For more than two decades, Michigan has made lower taxes and smaller government its primary recipe for improving economic outcomes. Read More

Small biz tussles with red tape

Overtime pay, numerous regulations and health care all are sticking points.

May 20, 2016
There are thousands of regulations on the city, state and federal levels that a small business owner must meet in order to start a business. Read More

Small business issues require more than federal advocacy; they require real change

May 6, 2016
Grand Rapids is home base for a large community of small businesses and entrepreneurial efforts, all well-versed in the complexities, ambiguous terms, technical language and overwhelming array of federal regulations. Read More

Skin in the game: big business decisions versus small business

November 13, 2015
An experience buying a new notebook computer caused me to wonder who makes the big decisions in big business. I went from anger to wonderment at the methods they will use to increase sales. Read More

Ignoring long-held, proven beliefs can be financially fatal

March 13, 2015
In 1559, King Henry II of France was mortally wounded in a jousting match outside of Paris. Read More

Management decisions are key to business resilience

November 8, 2013
The Great Recession killed off 170,000 to 200,000 small businesses between 2008 and 2010. Read More