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Small Successes Provide a Greater Good

I can’t stress enough the importance of small businesses nationally, regionally and locally. Most employment in Michigan is a result of small businesses with fewer than 99 employees creating 63 percent of all businesses, according to the 2017 Institute for Business and Entrepreneurship report. Over half of that percentage has fewer than 25 employees, according […]

Evolving Learning Opportunities Help Us All Grow

“There is nobody who is so enlightened that they don’t need to work on themselves.” — Terence McKenna If you’re like me, you already know this about yourself. It’s important to keep learning and evolving. It’s certainly much easier if you enjoy it – and you’re young. Education can be a wondrous and magical process. […]

Learning: More Than a Degree

We’re all learning. Every day. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Some things you seek out because you’re sure it will be helpful on your career path. I have a friend who is working hard to complete her Master of Business Administration (MBA). She works full time, raises her family, travels a ton and still […]

Health Care is Complex

Everyone needs it, but few people want to deal with it. Don’t get me wrong – I’m happy to know that there are doctors, nurses and others available when needed. I’m just not fond of going, or at least of putting aside the time to schedule physicals and tests. And, I know I’m not alone.  […]

Manufacturing Keeps the Economic Engine Running

It makes me proud to think that our country, our state and our community are comprised of people who make things. Not only do we manufacture, but we possess a long history of invention and innovation. Manufacturing the products needed by people here and around the world is important work.  For years, this sector of […]

Preparation is the Best Deterrent

Businesses shouldn’t waste any time this year “updating” their hostile workplace and sexual harassment policies; for years, the language in most employee handbook hasn’t changed. As business owners, we already have a responsibility to provide a safe work environment. Once the language on the related policy has been reviewed, however, don’t hesitate to thoroughly read […]

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