The Evolving Role of Community Colleges in Economic Development

As our economy continues to evolve and change, so too must the dynamic role a community college plays in economic development. While no community college can be all things to all people, it can stimulate economic growth in a way few organizations can. Lansing Community College (LCC) is doing just that.LCC works diligently to remain […]

New Year’s Resolutions … for the Small Business Owner

The New Year offers a new beginning, a time to stop and reflect on our successes or struggles of the past year and to make resolutions to set a path in a new direction. For the business owner, this is a critical time to work “on your business” instead of “in your business.” Somebody said […]

A Customer Obsession Makes for a “Wow” Experience

Ask any store owner. Retail is a tough business to be in. In my work as a small business consultant, I often see small, independent retailers struggle to make a profit. Statistics show that only 47 percent of retail businesses survive into the fourth year of business. So when a potential business owner comes to […]

Helping Businesses Thrive

Linking Workforce Development to Economic Development in the Greater Lansing RegionIn my role as Dean of Extended Learning and Professional Studies (ELPS) at Lansing Community College, I have found that we are fortunate to be in an area where there are active and forward-thinking community leaders who recognize the vital role education plays in creating […]

New Technology Brings New Career Opportunities

Photonics Program Needed by Michigan Companies, Supported by NSF Grant If there’s a reliable truth in the technological job market, it is that new technology brings new career opportunities. This is the state of photonics today and in the foreseeable future in Michigan and nationwide, and Baker College is working to help build a talent […]

Continuing Education

A recent national survey found that the age group most likely to consider themselves entrepreneurial is Baby Boomers. The data shows that 45 percent of respondents age 50 to 69 labeled themselves as entrepreneurial, compared to just 32 percent of 18- to 29-year-olds. The research, conducted by and Millennial Branding, surprisingly had Boomers describe […]

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