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.
In decades past, shoppers who used coupons to save money had to use a primitive approach – they gathered reams of paper, sat at their dining room table and clipped out tiny rectangles over and over again. To say it was a frustrating process was an understatement.
The Spare the Air Employer Program helps Bay Area businesses get their employees to work through carpooling, transit and biking. Save by reducing payroll taxes for each participating employee. Commuter benefits improve employee morale and productivity. Employees save up to 40% on transit and vanpool expenses using pre-tax dollars. Biking or walking to work is healthier, reducing insurance claims and sick leave.
The service industry accounts for four of the top 10 largest employment sectors in the U.S. Salespeople, cashiers, and food service and preparation workers take the top three slots, and customer service representatives rank sixth. Combined, they comprise nearly 14 million workers, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data published in March. Service workers are […]
Imagine for a moment, you’ve got what you think is a breakthrough idea. You have a technical background, so there’s some brainpower and basic skills at hand. But this is an idea that requires some experimentation and, as you begin to explain to your spouse (or perhaps you’ve already gone ahead and started tinkering), your […]
Zone designation enables local companies to manage cash flow, improve bottom line by expanding export options, and increase overseas trade opportunities.
Bring up the issue of infrastructure and one thing starts to become very clear not long after the discussion begins: the topic itself is complex, if not complicated. It encompasses opinions from a variety of interest groups, public policy experts and even academics, all offering a perspective on where society has landed and where it […]
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 […]
Many 20-somethings aspire to be millionaires, dreaming of hitting it big—perhaps in a lottery or through an unexpected windfall. Brian Rudolph, 25, has done what seems like the impossible: His company, which makes a unique gluten-free pasta called Banza, has raised about $1.9 million since he and his brother Scott founded the company in 2014. […]
Whether you are a Fortune 500 executive, business owner, front line manager, or human resources professional, you know this much is true. You can’t run a thriving company without top notch employees. The fact is, success resides in the hard work, creativity and dedication of your workforce—those bright, enthusiastic, engaged employees who work every day […]
SAE World Congress remains premier ‘face to face’ opportunity for those influencing vehicles we’ll be driving years from now.
Grand Rapids-based The Right Place celebrates 30 years of building West Michigan
The word “culture” can be a turn-off for executives and leaders. It may conjure images of unattainable workspaces—pingpong tables, in-house boot camp classes, Google-esque warehouses filled with employees at makeshift desks.
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.
As the weather heats up and summer arrives, don’t make the mistake of letting your team and your business cool down.
It was a freedom she’d long forgotten. But when Johannah Jelks pedaled her bicycle around the streets of Grand Rapids for the first time since childhood, she felt alive again.
For inventors, lasting returns come from understanding the complexities of the law
Global powerhouse brings together divisions, customers in Grand Rapids
The past year has been monumental for Essence Restaurant Group: It celebrated its 20th anniversary, announced it was adding a fourth property to its roster and dived deeply into its longtime commitment to sustainability. After all, this is a company that proudly brags it was “Green Before Green Was Cool.”
New DowDuPont would reshape chemical, agriculture industries.
A company’s best defense against a cyber attack is not its technology, but its people.
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