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30 Nov

Guest Post :: 4 Types of Holiday Shoppers and How to Market to Them

By: Erika Brookes It’s a given that the holiday shopping season is the biggest, busiest, most lucrative time of the entire year when it comes to the ever-important bottom line. Stores everywhere are stuffed to

15 Nov

Holiday or Havoc?

It happened again. Fall whizzed by me and the holidays are around the corner. I am already inundated by the invitations to fundraisers and holiday events. Yes, it is important to be involved and visible

8 Nov

You are Fired!

You are fired! Those can be the worst or the best words you might ever hear, and time has a way of changing your perspective.  I started my career in broadcasting and by all accounts,

2 Nov

Guest Post :: Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks

By: Melissa Davidson One of the many bad things about cybercrimes is most companies don’t know they’ve been hacked until it’s too late. Meanwhile, cybercrimes are one of the most commonly reported types of fraud

21 Oct

National Women’s Business Week

Back in 1928 a celebration began to honor business women. Think about it- 1928! The celebration is attributed to Emma Dot Partridge who was the executive secretary for the National Federation of Business and Professional

29 Sep

Guest Post :: Three Ways to Promote Employee Health

By: Melissa Davidson Workplace culture that encourages competition – spoken or not – is perfectly normal and some people even thrive on it, but it also puts a lot of pressure and stress on employees.

26 Sep

The Road Ahead

As a small business owner I spend a good deal of time reading business news, the latest business books, and blogs. My goal is to try and stay current, and even more importantly, focus on

8 Sep

Lessons from Inventors

This week I had the opportunity to speak at the Michigan Inventors Coalition Inventors Expo which drew attendees from more than just our state. It was an energetic, creative group who was there to learn from a

29 Aug

Guest Post :: Why Customer Complaints are an Opportunity to Cherish (not fear)

By: Liz Burton If you work in customer service or a customer-facing role, you probably wince at the thought of having to handle an irate customer as they aggressively list numerous problems with your service.

25 Aug

Lessons from the Olympics

I have to admit it. I am a sports junkie. I found myself glued to the Olympics the past two weeks watching sports, some I had actually never heard of…things like canoe slalom. While everyone