As more Americans look to shape up, eat more healthy foods and look for meat alternatives, an innovative food producer is stepping up in markets across the county to provide a plant-based protein alternative – that also tastes good.
Otis Williams not only has a top-notch singing voice – he’s the last living original member of Motown icons The Temptations – but he has a mind for business, marketing and storytelling. That is why Williams continues to focus on not only improving himself, but growing the Temptations brand. Looking at one of the music […]
Global expansion involves rolling the dice but, as Christopher Columbus discovered, the world isn’t flat, which makes where those “cubes of chance” land seem even riskier than a business may prefer. So it is that Bruce Barron, president and CEO of Oxford Township-based Barron Industries, was understandably wary when faced with that prospect. The Oakland […]
Michigan companies, if they seek help, can take advantage of global markets
Bargain hunters, rejoice: Macy’s is actively expanding its Backstage The Outlet Store brand, a “store within a store” that officials say blends an “outlet experience” with a traditional department store. Intended to offer shoppers a new discount destination, the “Backstage” brand appears to be gaining traction. As evidence of that, Macy’s is opening its first “Backstage” […]
Detroit is home to many iconic companies, and their names become synonymous with the city, its hard-working mentality and its overall forward-thinking attitude. They range from classics like R.L. Polk to tasty foodies like Better Made Snack Foods to beloved MBAD African Bead Museum. A relatively new addition to the list is Shinola – the […]
Dave Osborne may be the ultimate spokesperson for his company, a grocery-shopping service known as Instacart.
At the heart of a diverse industry lies an entrepreneurial spirit and a collaborative soul
Going green and focusing on sustainability is critical for any business, but it is especially important when you have 2.4 million square feet of space. Cobo Center, Detroit’s main convention and exhibition venue, has put a variety of environmentally friendly initiatives in place recently, and convention organizers have taken notice. Not only has the Center’s […]
Building on the strength of the California Closets brand, the California-based company known for its custom-storage solutions will open a new manufacturing facility in Cascade Charter Township on Michigan’s West side. The project will create an estimated 61 jobs and create an investment of more than $5.7 million in the new facility, located at 4930 […]
Walmart, long known as the quintessential “brick and mortar” giant nationwide, has picked up another retailer known mainly for its online presence. The new acquisition, announced last week and first reported by CNET, is Moosejaw, a 10-store retailer based in Madison Heights, Mich. But the big attraction for Walmart, which paid $51 million for the […]
As part of its bid to boost its customer base and services like its Prime delivery option, Amazon.com, Inc. is in the midst of growth through the building of fulfillment centers, in areas that are closest to its customers. Amazon has been on a building binge of late. In 2016, the company said it would build […]
Soft Surroundings, a St. Louis-based women’s lifestyle brand, is taking its triple threat of apparel, beauty and home goods to new markets in 2017, moving forward in a tough retail landscape with confidence that women of all ages will want to “Live Soft.”
Are you great at attracting, motivating and keeping employees? Your most important skill is your ability to consistently hire and retain quality employees.
If you’re not growing, you’re shrinking. All it takes, in a plateaued company, is one or two major customer losses and not only are you trying to work back up, but your company has lost the habits that made it grow in the first place.
Are you using great visuals to attract more customers? The fact is, good imagery gets your message across quickly.
Excellence isn’t easy, but it is profitable and this is how world class sales forces generate world class performance. If you want to get past mediocrity or “acceptable” results, Fred is Job One.
When a potential client looks at your business, you must have a differential advantage if you want to dramatically increase your odds of earning that sale.
You’ve spent years planning, building and running your business, and now it’s time to reap your rewards one ultimate time and sell it.
The imaginary wall between you and your customer; the one that prevents you from getting a sale, can be the biggest, most impenetrable, and toughest you’ll ever face.
Can a smaller retailer compete against the big players online? Here’s how to maximise your visibility — however large or small you are.
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