Largely enabled by the advances in technology and resources, deaf entrepreneurs interested in taking on the challenge of starting a new company have more options than ever. With technology, deaf entrepreneurs can start their own business, whether it’s an accounting firm, a bakery down the street or even a yoga studio, without few complications, according […]
Having your employees buy into your company culture, workforce development and overall strategy is essential to having a cohesive team. But with so many changes in the landscape – whether it is within human resources itself, the world at large or your business in particular – can make that difficult. That is where Maritz Motivation […]
Gov. Rick Snyder has returned from his sixth State of Michigan trade mission to China since 2011 with several new relationships forged and agreements signed.
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 […]
M-1 Rail and its QLINE promise to redefine transportation future for the city.
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 […]
Virtual care, or telemedicine, is rapidly growing in health care because it is convenient, time-efficient and affordable for many businesses. According to the American Telemedicine Association, more than half of all U.S. hospitals currently have a telemedicine program and by 2017, about 70 percent of employer’s plans will offer telemedicine services as an employee benefit. […]
UHY LLP’s Michigan practice features unique and interesting pieces throughout their offices, including art from Diego Rivera, entire wall murals, old accounting materials and old-fashioned office tools. The Detroit-centric artwork pays homage to the founder’s (Gordon Follmer) first job in the Dime Building and the site of UHY’s newest office. Famous piece from the […]
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.”
Crime is always a concern, especially on a national basis, most recently evidenced by the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program that revealed a 3.9 percent increase in violent crimes across the nation compared with 2015 statistics.
Innovative Learning Group’s corporate headquarters opened in February 2016. It is 10,100 square feet and was completely renovated from a light industrial building. It recently was recognized as a “Best of Troy” for its design and construction by the Troy Chamber of Commerce.
Across the nation, thousands of pork producers typically have, in their state or very near by, a facility they can transport their animals to for processing, an obviously key link in a chain that ends with customers selecting product from their grocery shelves or a restaurant patron ordering from the menu.
Some might look at the newly opened Innovation Center that Lear Corp., one of the key national players in the automotive supply chain, as just one building, one renovation, one small space where a supplier set up shop. For CEO and President Matt Simoncini, the Innovation Center at 119 State Street in historic Capitol Park […]
In a hyper-competitive business landscape, the smartest organizations—we call them “Best & Brightest Places to Work”—are increasingly focused on the structure that allows them to create value that’s both enduring and able to keep them ahead of others in their category.
If you like a challenge, consider this one: Could you work for 52 years for a single company and never take a sick day? That challenge was established by Mansfield Plumbing employee Ron Kline, who marked 52 years of service with the company – that’s 18,980 days for those of you counting – with a […]
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 […]
Let’s start by defining a family business. The classic definition is a business where a single-family lineage has ownership control, is active in management and involves multiple generations. But some of those boundaries have become blurred. What about blended families? How about publicly traded companies? Would siblings who used “family money” for startup capital fit? […]
Deductibles. Premiums. Co-pays. These might seems like the basics of health care today, but many employees may not understand the lingo. The question is: Do your employees take advantage of or understand all the benefits your health plan has to offer? According to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey, four in 10 people don’t know basic […]
It’s that season again. People across the United States, at least those who live in regions where there’s some “traditional” sense of weather distinction, experience four seasons—spring, summer, fall and winter. But when it comes to auto buyers—and more particularly the 16,680 franchised new car and truck dealers belonging to the National Automobile Dealers Association—we’re […]
Football lovers are in a frenzy this time of year. The NFL and NCAA playoffs are in full swing, and the Big Game is just weeks away. While most fans focus on the players and their exploits on the field, a lot can be learned from the men on the sidelines who devise strategy and […]
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