Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.


How should you respond to the Equifax hack?

September 22, 2017
Despite the many efforts to ensure information is secure, there always is the risk it may be compromised. Read More

The power of human interaction

September 15, 2017
Success occurs only when we include humanity in a transaction. Read More

Are jobs in skilled/professional trades attractive enough?

September 8, 2017
Conventional wisdom is one of the main culprits in the so-called skill shortage is that all Michigan kids are being pushed to get a four-year degree. Read More

New tax ruling could spell trouble for family cottages

September 1, 2017
Thinking of moving the family cottage to an LLC? How about doing the same thing with the property used in your business? A couple of new rulings from the Michigan Tax Tribunal may change the way you need to structure things. Read More

Vibrant central cities, universities key to attracting and retaining talent

August 25, 2017
Pittsburgh is viewed by many as Exhibit A for how so-called Rust Belt regions can return to prosperity. Read More

Michigan must win the bid for talent

August 18, 2017
Over the years, Michigan — and especially Grand Rapids — has landed on some of the most prestigious “top lists” in publications around the nation. Read More

‘Forever GI Bill’ brings brighter future to our veterans

August 18, 2017
Today’s veterans not only deserve but need the expanded GI education benefits that have been unanimously passed by the U.S. House and Senate and, as of Aug. 15, are awaiting the president’s signature. Read More

Geofencing: recruiting's new golden technique?

August 11, 2017
Given the continuing advances in technology, it is not surprising companies are using new ways to target potential employees. Read More

Michigan gets crucial economic development tool to grow more, better jobs

August 4, 2017
West Michigan has been fortunate to make the tops of a lot of lists lately, from starting a business and making a living to raising a family and so many more. Read More

It’s 4:20: Where is your municipality?

July 28, 2017
In five months, Michigan will begin accepting license applications for medical marijuana dispensaries. Is your municipality ready? Read More