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. […]

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 […]

Entrepreneurship: High Risk, Finding the Reward

If you want to understand the Lansing region, pay attention to the business community – more interestingly, the entrepreneurs. These are the people that believe so much in the area that they are willing to put it all on the line. It’s true. Entrepreneurs don’t explore the entire state, region or country to decide where […]

Positivity Will Grow Our Region

Cranes in the sky, new neighborhood development and a healthy rental market are all signs of a strong regional and economy. The economic factors are undeniable when these indicators help spur job growth and financial investment, but it’s more than that. The optics are important too. Have you ever thought about the power of positivity? […]

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 […]

2018 Strategized

It’s normal to contemplate a strategy for your business this time of year. Amidst the fanfare of welcoming 2018 and further review of your current strategy, you’ve probably thought about the business trends that may impact your organization. After reading several articles, I’ve identified a few areas that seem particularly interesting to consider. Workplace evolution: […]

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