Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.

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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

Minnesota: A case study of prosperity

July 18, 2014
Michigan Future –– the think tank I lead –– has just released its latest report: “State Policies Matter: How Minnesota’s Tax, Spending and Social Policies Help It Achieve the Best Economy Among Great Lakes States.” Read More

Subleasing has pitfalls for the unwary

July 11, 2014
As the local economy continues to improve, we’re seeing industrial, office and retail spaces being snapped up as soon as they hit the market. Read More

What’s so bad about a minimum wage?

July 4, 2014
From Seattle to Boston, governments are raising minimum wages. The only debate seems to be how high it should go. Read More

FATCA: What you don’t know can be expensive

June 27, 2014
On July 1, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will go into effect — and West Michigan businesses had better be ready. Read More