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22 Oct Photo

Women Strengthening Michigan

This past week I had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder called “Women Strengthening Michigan.” It was one of a series of discussions held around the State which

7 Oct New Year

Happy New Year!

I know, I know. You think I am a bit early… but, like many businesses, our year-end was September 30th.  Since the business opened its doors on September 10th, 1987 our accountant picked the closest

29 Sep Who says there's no such thing as a free lunch?

Who Says There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

This is the story of an amazing example of customer service and marketing.  I was in Chicago for a Board meeting and here is what happened. A group of us went to lunch at a

22 Sep Inflation

Is Small Business Better off Today?

The news has been terrible for years so small business owners are hungry for some good news. They got it. In a recently released survey by the National Small Business Association (NSBA), there was a

11 Sep Fall

Fall Leave?

All the local news channels in our area are in the “back to school” programming mode. There are features about how to get kids back on a regular schedule, school safety, and buying back-to-school supplies.

3 Sep SmallBiz

Selling to Small Business

I recently had the opportunity to talk to a group of individuals who are focused on selling to small and medium size businesses. I was trying to give them a snapshot of the profile of

5 Aug potato picture

Potato Salad

Call me old fashioned but I was dumbfounded and quite frankly disgusted at a recent Kickstarter campaign.  A man started a campaign to make a bowl of potato salad. His goal was $10 and his

29 Jul The Golden Brand

Promoting Your Brand with Video

It’s a fact. Today, many people simply do not read. The reasons are many and varied. We spend so much time on computers that we need a break.  We want to have a richer experience

23 Jul Abe

Don’t be Afraid to Fail

A few weeks ago I was in Washington, DC where I attended the National Small Business Association Washington Presentation. The sessions were focused on small business and you can read about them and the White

9 Jul influence

A Big Influence

I recently contributed some thoughts to a blog that I wanted to share with BizThinking readers. The question posed to business owners and entrepreneurs was “Who was your biggest business inspiration?”  All of us can