With a fresh outlook and a seemingly greater sense of hope, mid-Michigan is slowly making its way back, utilizing local resources and the idea that small business is the wave of the future. Although traditional means of financing are making headway in a rather convoluted market, creative financing solutions have emerged as viable options to keep business moving and mid-Michigan gaining ground.
If one were to look around the Lansing area and assess all of the different businesses that comprise its workforce, there would be a surprising amount of small to midsize businesses that have been an important and stable part of Lansing’s economy. One such company is Airlift, located in Delta Township.
Tony Kayyod has learned that you eat what is placed on your plate in front of you while in a foreign country. No questions asked. “The last thing you want to do is offend someone by being picky,” says Kayyod, president of KAYTEK International and a savvy global traveler.
How many languages are there in the world? That’s a subject open to debate. Language experts at Ethnologue and the National Virtual Translation Center cite numbers of around 6,900. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language won’t commit and estimates the number at between 3,000 and 10,000.
While reading this article, be prepared to be captivated by the story of how four women are using Lansing’s designation as a Federal Trade Zone to help them become experts in international trade.
Businesses are always looking for ways to grow market share. Unfortunately, many are unaware of all the options available. A program is now available in the Greater Lansing area that can not only identify companies able to sell their products on a global scale, but fast-track the process as well.