Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.

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Fences or flamingoes: Be sure you know your homeowner association rules

September 26, 2014
A new homeowner moves into a neighborhood governed by a private association, receives an invitation to a potluck that doubles as an annual meeting and shows up with a bottle of wine and a dish to pass. Read More

Support patient choice, Michigan small business

September 19, 2014
More than 1.7 million Medicare beneficiaries call Michigan home, and their community pharmacists strongly support new bipartisan legislation that would give them more convenient access to prescription drugs and discounted co-pays. Read More

The cornerstone for successful construction projects

September 12, 2014
Cranes flocking back to the skyline are bringing life back to West Michigan. Read More

Public investment in transportation essential to Michigan’s success

September 5, 2014
In a GRBJ editorial (Aug. 11), Carole Valade wrote: “The Business Journal emphasizes the unfinished business of infrastructure investment in Michigan. ... In fact, the issue is not just related to road and highway repair, the lack of which is costing Michigan businesses millions of dollars. Read More

Cellphone use while driving: Should legislators decide?

August 29, 2014
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association, 14 states have enacted laws against hand-held use of cellphones by all drivers. Read More

Law coach for small businesses: finding, financing business opportunities

August 22, 2014
Growth-oriented companies constantly prepare for business synergy opportunities. Read More

‘Grand bargain’ will be a bargain for the whole state

August 15, 2014
Detroit is showing the world what it can do. Read More

Regionalism holds the key to a successful economy

August 8, 2014
As I wrote in my last Business Journal post, the headline from Michigan Future’s just released report “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States” clearly represents the starkly different path Minnesota has taken on state taxes and spending. Read More

Is it panic time for nonprofit organizations?

August 1, 2014
Nonprofit organizations increasingly are facing financial challenges. Read More

Michigan's minimum wage and income inequality

July 25, 2014
No matter how you spin, slice, or season the data, it comes out looking the same: Income disparity has grown since the mid-1970s. Read More