We all know the past few years haven’t been easy. Some businesses have closed, and others have had to lay off employees. For those experiencing unemployment, new jobs with good pay can be hard to find. But the long-awaited turnaround has begun, and things are looking brighter for both employers and employees.
Ideas are a dime a dozen. Even good ideas are a dime a dozen. But to take an idea, develop it detail by detail, recruit talented partners and then work (and work and work) to see the idea through to success is another matter entirely. And when success is achieved, that’s certainly not the end of it.
Greater Lansing Sport is a sports magazine with a difference. Rather than focusing on scores, statistics and play-by-play, it concentrates on the story behind the story, bringing to its readers, as publisher Camron Gnass says, “The amazing people and events behind the news. It’s like peeling an onion; there are layers beneath layers—and that’s our focus, the whole story. It’s as much about the community as it is about sports.”
Originally from the Detroit area, Tiffany Dowling, publisher of Capital Area Women’s LifeStyle Magazine, has made Lansing her home for nearly 10 years. She has also made it home to her entrepreneurial spirit; here she successfully operates her three, yes three, businesses.
In just six years Tim Kissman has succeeded at what all publishers strive to accomplish—the establishment of a flourishing publication and publishing company. Since the debut issue of Healthy & Fit Magazine in April 2005, the publication has grown to 15,000 printed copies and more than 500 distribution locations.
If Rina Risper, the New Citizens Press founder, owner, publisher and writer, could bottle and sell her enthusiasm, she would doubtlessly be the wealthiest woman in the world. Until then, she’ll have to settle for being one of the most delightful people you’ll ever meet.