Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.


Do you have a selling system?

October 11, 2019
“I have my own style of selling.” Read More

Talent attracts capital far more than the reverse

October 11, 2019
The primary lesson Michigan Future has learned can be summed up in three words: talent attracts capital. Read More

Why 401(k) loans can be hazardous to your wealth

October 4, 2019
For many Americans, a 401(k) loan seems like the perfect way to access money. Read More

Returning citizens offer employers ‘untapped talent’

October 4, 2019
Is your company experiencing a talent shortage? If so, you are not alone. Read More

Stay covered while you travel for work

September 27, 2019
Many health insurance companies offer different options for their members while traveling — from coverage options for doctor or urgent care visits to additional travel assistance and virtual care services. Know what choices are available to you when you’re on the road for work. Read More

Opening doors so students can discover manufacturing

September 27, 2019
What do you want to be when you grow up? Read More

The good, bad and ugly of joint sales calls

September 20, 2019
One of the fundamental principles that I’ve held to for my career in sales is this: One of the best things a sales manager can do is make joint sales calls with his/her salespeople. Read More

Minority-owned firms left out of ‘Michigan Jobs First’ directive

September 20, 2019
The state of Michigan has claimed it’s a champion for minority-owned businesses within the state and prioritizes them over out-of-state businesses for proposed state-oriented service contracts. Read More

Marginal growth returns for West Michigan economy

September 13, 2019
After last month’s substantial dip, the pace of the West Michigan industrial economy has returned to a very modest growth rate. Read More

Would KonMari benefit your intellectual property portfolio?

September 6, 2019
Every so often, a phenomenon sweeps through our culture, like Marie Kondo’s “KonMari” system of simplifying and organizing your home. Built on the backbone of her best-selling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” Marie Kondo identifies a series of intentional steps designed to help you declutter your surroundings. The end result? A healthier, happier, more balanced and “joy-” filled life. Read More