Items Tagged with 'Business'


West Michigan economy shows no sign of backing down

April 14, 2017
Despite the signs several of our local industries are topping out, West Michigan business conditions remain positive. Read More

Two tax areas to watch if considering transfer of business

February 17, 2017
Thinking about transferring your family business interests or other assets this year? Read More

Expect modestly positive growth for West Michigan economy

February 17, 2017
The holidays are over, and we are now into the back-to-work mode of 2017. Read More

Ten easy steps to avoid big headaches later

February 10, 2017
On both a business and individual level, there are 10 easy steps you can take to avoid big trouble later. Read More

The ethical landmines of the Constitution’s emoluments

January 27, 2017
Whatever one may think about America’s prospects under the Trump administration, it seems clear already that his time in office will provide Americans with ample opportunities to learn history, ethics and civics lessons we might have otherwise ignored (sorta like “Hamilton,” but without the music). Read More

External factors boost acquisition valuations to high level

December 30, 2016
The value an owner gets when selling a business can depend on a lot of factors beyond his or her control. Read More

Biz challenges too much for you? Tell it to Nobel winner

July 15, 2016
If you have ever felt overwhelmed by the sacrifices of building a business, you need to examine your situation from a different perspective. Read More

Lost on the road to success? Ask Jim Rohn for directions

April 15, 2016
Sales sick? Take two Jim Rohn (lessons) and call me in the morning. Read More

Beyond owning a small business: finding what feeds your soul

April 1, 2016
I just learned that a man I have had a long relationship with, Phil Biggs, is still playing in the local band Mid-Life Crisis. Read More

Avoiding potential deadlocks in your family-owned business

March 25, 2016
A deadlock in a business can occur when two owners, or groups of owners, are evenly split and can’t agree on a course of action. Read More