Selecting the right gown is a bit like picking the right person to marry. It has to be just right, a complement to the bride and as close to perfect as possible. But much like finding Prince Charming, it can be equally as challenging to find it. However, it doesn’t have to be.
Many businesses start small, and Web Ascender, founded in 2005 by Ryan Doom and Kevin Southworth, began that way—with just of the two of them, working part time (they kept their day jobs) and with minimal capital. But it was just the beginning.
It’s not easy telling your parents you are leaving college a year short of graduation. Debbie Barnett made that bold move in 1984 and has never regretted it. Barnett made the life changing decision to pursue a career in real estate while within a few credits of completing a degree at Michigan State University in a totally unrelated field.
Life in the limelight comes naturally to Jim and Heidi Brumbach who were awarded a 2011 Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Award in the emerging entrepreneur category.
When Lisa O’Connor joined Publicom in East Lansing in 1996, she brought with her many years of experience in the marketing communications business, having worked in agencies large and small across Michigan.
Jason Schreiber cofounded Lansing-based Arialink in 2003 with full knowledge that he was entering a market dominated by big corporate names like AT&T and Comcast. But where others may have seen colossal competition, Schreiber thought differently.