If you know who Alexa is and you’ve asked her to turn up the heat or play you some music, then chances are you are already familiar with home-voice assistants. This unique use of technology has grown rapidly, and the market has plenty of room to expand both in term of unit sales and the […]
Does your business have authority in the online marketplace? If you’re not sure, the answer is, No. What does authority have to do with social media in 2017? Everything. If you want to increase your brand awareness, drive more traffic to your website, and increase sales, then social authority must play a role in the […]
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 […]
In a move that Bedrock Detroit officials have dreamed of for months if not years, the real-estate firm and Microsoft Corp. officials announced Friday that the technology company will move some of its operations into downtown Detroit.
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.
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 […]
Make plans to develop your brand authority, find your fans, guide your audience and share your story in the year ahead.
The Big Brother of Clean isn’t out to get you, it’s out to enhance your peace of mind and your janitorial provider’s performance.
One element that stands out in an economically thriving region is the emergence of a collaborative center: A place where ideas are encouraged and cultivated, where innovation and creativity is translated into tangible results.
The stars were out at the San Francisco Bay Area’s 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For awards Nov. 9 at Hotel Kabuki.
Are you using great visuals to attract more customers? The fact is, good imagery gets your message across quickly.
These alternatives help business users work smarter — not harder — and make it easier than ever to leverage the power of technology to the advantage of businesses both large and small.
The Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies awards celebrate companies that are making their businesses more sustainable, the lives of their employees better and improving community locally and globally.
Can a smaller retailer compete against the big players online? Here’s how to maximise your visibility — however large or small you are.
It’s an astounding statistic: 60 percent of small companies are unable to sustain their business within six months of a cybercrime attack, according to the U.S. National Cyber Security Alliance. John Hey and other information technology experts advise small business managers to foster a culture of cybersecurity.
When doing business with your bank in the traditional sense, most probably think of working with an organization to keep deposits secure, provide money transaction capabilities and make loans. After all, this is the traditional focus of how financial institutions, especially community banks, operate. What you may not know is just how much more your bank […]
Picture a dining room full of hungry diners. Everyone is just sitting down to enjoy a midday salad when, all of a sudden, darkness hits. Some patrons walk out; new ones are turned away. Without electricity, staffers can’t ring up meals customers already ordered. In the hour it takes to restore power, thousands of dollars […]
That small screen. You know, the one that you wake up and check first thing in the morning and shut down when your eyes feel like they are about to bleed right before you fall asleep at night. Although it’s hard to believe, the fully interactive mobile phone has only been around for eight years, […]
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