Want an Intern But Need an Exp...

Jan 16, 2013 by

While the idea of having an extra pair of hands around the office is often attractive, conscientious business owners sometimes...

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New Michigan B2B Database R...

Jan 10, 2013 by

If new business development is on your radar for 2013, listen up! The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) recently...

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The Magic of Simply DECIDING

Jan 8, 2013 by

Last week I had the pleasure of moderating a quarterly planning session for a team that discovered the magic of deciding. It was so...

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Do Your Meetings Rock? If Not,...

Dec 17, 2012 by

Creating truly effective meetings isn’t a mystic art – it turns out there’s a pretty simple forumla that gets the trick...

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Move One Step Closer to Work/L...

Nov 26, 2012 by

It’s the rare second stage CEO that isn’t writing and answering emails at all hours. Aside from effectively training everyone...

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Free Inc. Leadership Event Com...

Nov 21, 2012 by

The journey to leadership is often an accidental one. An entrepreneur, doing what they love, hires a few people to help… And wakes...

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Tis the Season for Renewing He...

Nov 13, 2012 by

Health insurance is challenging for so many reasons, and tends to become even more so as your business grows. And then there’s...

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Accounting Software for Second...

Nov 9, 2012 by

If you’re in second stage, chances are you’re already using QuickBooks, and are starting to get frustrated with its limitations....

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Do We Need an Employee Handboo...

Nov 7, 2012 by

As with many things, there are various points of opinion on whether or not to have an employee manual. Some attorneys will advise...

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Are You Getting Paid Yet?

Nov 2, 2012 by

Skipped paychecks for owners are a common reality of early stage companies. Both startup and second-stage companies often don’t...

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New Competition for Michigan S...

Oct 31, 2012 by

The Great Lakes Entrepreneur’s Quest (GLEQ) is launching a new competition designed to recognize 10 high-growth Michigan companies...

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Agile Zen – A Helpful To...

Oct 23, 2012 by

Every second stage entrepreneur I’ve met faces the challenge of prioritizing an incredible volume of things to do. With continued...

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