Ask any of a number of filmmakers and producers nationwide about what they think the “next big thing” in the industry is likely to be and it won’t be long before the term “virtual reality” comes up. Certainly, Hollywood has taken note, as have media companies, including The New York Times, which has dallied with […]
Art Van Furniture, the Midwest’s most familiar name when it comes to furniture and accessories, Wednesday reached an agreement to sell the company to Thomas H. Lee Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm. After 58 years, Art Van Elslander, chairman and founder of Warren-based Art Van Furniture, said in a statement that the timing felt […]
There are moments when a company and its management know something special has happened, and for a growing number of companies that monumental event is gaining national recognition through inclusion on the Inc. Magazine 500.
If communication isn’t a priority in your organization, then your company simply isn’t living up to its true potential. A first-class HR department makes it their mission to facilitate communication upward, downward and horizontally. Expectations and objectives need to be delivered and understood, frustrations need to be dealt with and concerns have to be heard. […]
Imagine being a young, hungry entrepreneur again. You’re looking around for help, hoping that someone else sees the potential in your idea like you do. That is one of the many reasons why Hatch Detroit, sponsored by Comerica Bank and Opportunity Detroit, is such an essential competition. The competition, which recently announced its Top 10 […]
The business world is moving at a rapid pace. We see the creation, the merger and the transition of numerous businesses due to overwhelming globalization, technology, and Internet conductivity. Every morning we open up such periodicals as the Wall Street Journal reading about new entrepreneurial ventures. These are very exciting times for the organizations that […]
When I was an undergrad working in the Virtual Reality Lab at Stanford, I never could have envisioned the path that would take me to founding LifeSite, a startup that helps families securely store and share important life information online. After graduation, I represented California in the Miss America pageant, running on a platform of […]
Ninety percent of startups fail and with entrepreneurship at an all-time high, the competition has never been fiercer. While this is grim, entrepreneurs can find a little bit of comfort in knowing that their chances of success get incrementally higher with each business undertaken.
Entrepreneurs invest a great deal of sweat equity and personal resources into nurturing and growing their business, so it’s only natural to want what’s best for the next generation of their company – as well as their own future.
For inventors, lasting returns come from understanding the complexities of the law
Many sharing-economy startups are finding out the hard way that physical, real-world logistics get in the way of margins.
Corp! magazine’s Most Valuable Professionals and Most Valuable Millennials packed the house April 27 at VisTaTech Center. The awards program highlights C-suite executives and entrepreneurs doing great things at their companies and in their communities.
In today’s economy, your most valuable asset tends to be your brain power. This includes your IP: patents, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks and so on. You must find the right IP to protect your commercial space.
Corporations are getting in on the startup game. Big companies understand the value of startups. Besides becoming loyal customers, startups also have the potential to become acquisitions or long-term partners.
Chris-Tia Donaldson has built her hair and skin care company tgin (Thank God It’s Natural) into a national, growing brand. The products are geared toward women and men who choose to use natural ingredients.
Many leaders tend to be competitive, hard-driving people. They have high intellectual IQs, but sometimes their emotional IQs lag behind. Here’s how to change for the better.
Starting a business can be an incredibly daunting endeavor. From creating the initial concept to executing it in a smart, cost-effective manner, building a business and continually fostering it takes time, strategy and a tremendous amount of determination. Here are five questions from Jay Yadon, CEO of ResortShare.
Brand is the most important part of your journey. It has to be all about you and your definition of you. Once that is established you can move forward with vision and purpose.
As Michigan continues to grow and invest in the entrepreneurial community, it is critical that business leaders understand how to protect their work through key legal avenues such as trade secrets, patents and copyrights.
Motivating. Inspiring. Authentic. These are the words that repeatedly surface when describing and learning from the state’s leading women in businesses and public service. The 19th annual “Women and Leadership in the Workplace” Conference and Awards Luncheon honors these exceptional individuals.
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