Small Business & Startups

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Q&A: Shannon Cohen

May 5, 2015
Shannon Cohen is a strategist, innovator and inspirational leader with a penchant for helping clients shine. Read More

BungoBox forgoes the need for utilizing cardboard

Firm has an environmentally friendly solution for those who are moving.

May 1, 2015
There is no question about it, the process of packing up an apartment or house before a move is no fun at all. Read More

MI Celebrates Small Business hands out awards Thursday

Pat LaBlanc of Holland is Small Business Person of the Year.

May 1, 2015
Nearly 60 small companies from across the state will be honored at the 11th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event Thursday at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing. Read More

Climbing business reaches its peak

Higher Ground fits in seamlessly with new 616 Development project.

May 1, 2015
When Higher Ground Rock Climbing opened 20 years ago, it occasionally had to deal with car break-ins and other petty crimes in the Monroe North Business District. Read More

Business transition planning

April 30, 2015
For most business owners, the transfer of their business is the most important transaction in their lifetime. Commonly, more than 80 percent of an entrepreneur’s wealth is tied up in his or her business. However, most business owners would prefer not to think about business transition planning. Read More

What is reasonable compensation?

April 30, 2015
The IRS requires that a closely held business pay its owner/employee a “reasonable” level of compensation. But what is reasonable? Read More

Airplane parts supplier acquires jets

April 29, 2015
An airplane parts supplier has acquired six more 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145 jets. Read More

Association names World Trader of the Year

April 29, 2015
The West Michigan World Trade Association is honoring its 2015 World Trader of the Year. Read More

Medical diagnostics startup opens lab for first product

April 29, 2015
A venture capital-backed medical diagnostics startup has opened a lab to roll out its test to help clinicians detect prostate cancer in patients. Read More

Mobile shopping app secures $900K in funding

April 28, 2015
The startup behind a mobile shopping app has closed a $900,000 pre-Series A financing round that was led by a local early stage venture capital fund. Read More