Azalea In Bud And Bloom
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Finance Green Initiatives With Government Grants, Incentives and Low-Interest Loans

Cutting energy costs is one way to improve your company’s bottom line, but did you know state and federal agencies will help pay the cost of reducing your reliance on fossil fuels? Here's some state and federal programs that will help your business to go green.

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Algae: Green Pest or ‘Green’ Solution?

Businesses looking to “go green” may need to look no further than the solutions available in nature. Algae, traditionally considered a pest, has the potential to make buildings and aquaculture more sustainable.

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Expanded Sports and Entertainment District in Detroit to Break Ground in Fall 2014

Olympia Development of Michigan July 20 announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a Sports and Entertainment District, including a new Detroit Red Wings arena. The project, to break ground in fall 2014, will connect existing and new development efforts in downtown and midtown Detroit along Woodward with five walkable, livable mixed-use district neighborhoods

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How to Pay Your Salespeople

Understand this: A straight commission pay plan will not allow you to compete effectively for sales talent. Your company must gain and retain top sales talent, so combining salary and a mix of rewards and incentives is key.

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Cloud Battles Intensify – It’s No Longer ‘One Size Fits All’

As cloud computing moves to a new level of maturity, cloud providers will begin to specialize. There will no longer be a “one size fits all” cloud solution. Instead, cloud providers will begin to offer specific infrastructure solutions tuned to the needs and requirements for different applications. And the battles for these capabilities and innovation are intensifying.

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You Can’t Take the Family Out of Family Business

Regardless of how your business was formed, or what your family system looks like, the family dynamics, culture, traditions and personality will permeate the business. As a family business you should embrace that and make the family and the company better because of it.

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Michigan Invests Locally Exemption

Michigan has become the fourth state to further the local investing movement with an intrastate exemption, passed into law on Dec. 30, 2013. PA 264, otherwise known as the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption (MILE), allows Michigan businesses to raise capital from Michigan investors, online or in person. Reconsider, an Ypsilanti based expert in social impact economy research and business advisory services focused on community capital, local investing, and social enterprise, wants to get the word out on PA 264. To that end, Reconsider has teamed up with Corp! to survey how interested Michigan residents are in this new opportunity.
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