Sick staff – should they stay, or should they go?

Michigan’s Paid Medical Leave Act went into effect in April, giving employees one hour for every 30 hours worked or 40 hours per year. That law applies to workplaces with 50 or more employees, including full-time and some part-time staff. While there are some exemptions, employees can take paid leave for physical or mental illness, […]

Make summer business sizzle with seasonal fun

In the musical “Porgy and Bess,” Clara, a young mother, sings a lullaby to her baby: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy …” But for some businesses, life in the summertime is not easy, at least for sales. Clients and customers take vacations, and new projects and purchases are usually delayed until after the vacation […]

State website helps workers develop soft skills

Pure Michigan Talent Connect has developed a 14-part online training resource to help people develop soft skills –personal attributes that enable people to interact effectively and harmoniously with others – to help ensure Michigan’s workforce is ready to succeed in the 21stcentury. The free course is designed to help students and workers alike develop attributes […]

Finishing life’s marathon with a plan

Marathon runners set a pre-determined goal – 26.22 miles – so they know how to prepare for a race and where it ends. A new e-book written by Foster-Swift attorney Jonathan J. David, “Estate Planning: You Have to Start in Order to Finish,” outlines the value of a comprehensive estate plan and why it is important […]

SBA Programs Offer Support for Veterans

The men and women who served in the military qualify for several programs involving low-cost health care, disabilities, housing, education and more. Among the support for which military veterans are eligible is assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Entrepreneurs who are transitioning from military to civilian life are qualified for programs directed by the […]

Seasonal Business Ideas for the Summer Months

Summer is a time for fun in the sun. But for high school and college students or people who just want to work in the summer months, starting your own business might be just the answer for how to spend your summer vacation. As with any startup, you should check with your local government to […]

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