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Imagine this: You graduated from the College for Creative Studies with an art degree, but you’re now working for one of the automotive manufacturers as a designer or clay sculptor. You’re moving up in the ranks – yet you feel like you don’t know the ropes of running a business. That’s where a new kind […]

Walsh College to Launch New Master of Arts in Business Degree Program

Imagine this: You graduated from the College for Creative Studies with an art degree, but you’re now working for one of the automotive manufacturers as a designer or clay sculptor. You’re moving up in the ranks – yet you feel like you don’t know the ropes of running a business. That’s where a new kind […]

Thinking about a Seasonal Job This Holiday? Start Looking Now

With Halloween, the election, Thanksgiving, Christmas, ski season, and tax season approaching, there is an uptick in available openings for those looking for seasonal jobs. In fact, in order to prepare for peak holiday shopping season, the companies are expected to start recruiting seasonal workers more aggressively, hire them earlier and potentially increase their wages. […]

Ex-Pat Returns to Open Indoor Cycling Studio Thanks to Hatch Detroit

Amina Daniels left the glitz and glamour of New York City when she felt Detroit and its Midwest honesty, pride and raw beauty calling to her. The former expert in retail management and client services is taking her expertise at operating high-end stores and opening her own place in Detroit’s West Villages this fall. Daniels’ […]

Entrepreneurs Wanted: Enter These Two Business Plan Contests Now

Feeling like you’ve got a mid-year slump and could use a pick-me-up project that also involves new financing? Then the Entrepreneur You Business Plan and Pitch Competition, an annual contest for Michigan-based female entrepreneurs is for you. Presented by Michigan Women’s Foundation (MWF), the Entrepreneur You Business Plan and Pitch Competition is currently accepting applications. […]

Seeing Opportunities and Grabbing Them Has Allowed This Title Company to Grow – and Fast

Neil Sherman knows that to be competitive in today’s business environment, you need a mix of old-school customer service and new-school technology. That is why his Best Homes Title has invested in new partnerships as well as customer-friendly tools, such as an app that lets its users get access to information faster and easier than […]

Working with Students is the Job This Jack-of-All-Trades Enjoys Most

She’s a writer, an inventor and a business owner. But for Leila Rotberg-Charlesworth, her most important title is that of educator. Rotberg-Charlesworth is the owner and principal at Red Hill Montessori Plus School in Farmington Hills, a place where children have grown to love learning for nearly three decades. Rotberg-Charlesworth has been in the education […]

Laugh and Learn: Comic Tackles Tough Subjects with a Sense of Humor

As a comedian, Amer Zahr has performed throughout North America and the Middle East – but he’s about to face his most challenging audience yet. This spring, Zahr will be teaching a new class at the University of Detroit-Mercy Law School titled,” Arab Americans and the Law.” The course will explore the journey of Arab-Americans […]

From a Deli to a Flatbread Dynasty, Saline’s Flatout is Baking Up Success

Flatout bread can be found in hundreds of supermarkets nationwide – but did you know that it is made here in Saline? That’s right – one of the most successful “flat” breads comes from Michigan, where Mike and Stacey Marsh are constantly adding products, hiring new employees and building onto their wholesale baking facilities on […]

Thinking of Changing Jobs? Look Before You Leap, Expert Says

An old adage goes something like this: You can never go home again. But Robin Ankton, Robert Half regional vice president, says the opposite can be true – when it comes to employees and employers. Recent examples – such as the mega-famous basketball player LeBron James returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers – raises an important […]

Going from Advertising to Edible Arrangements Proved a Tasty Career Change

Vikki Hardy Brown is a classic example of how luck favors the prepared. Hardy Brown was thriving as a vice president at a leading Detroit-area advertising agency when she became pregnant with her first child. When she decided to leave that position, an opportunity to become a business owner came her way – one that […]

Three Michigan Companies Seek Votes to Make Their Ideas Happen in Staples’ Contest

Three out of 16,000. Sounds like impossible odds, right? Well, that first digit is the number of Michigan businesses in the running for $25,000 and a chance to take their idea to the next level. A Lansing-based roller-derby team, a Ferndale brewing company and a St. Clair Shores care-package company shared their business plans with […]