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Be a Leader People Trust

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:52
Leadership development is a lifelong quest; it's an art, a discipline, a balance of many traits. One challenge for leaders is how to be authentic in the difficult situations we face each day. Read more...

When a Staffing Tsunami Hits …

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 06:11
Do you have good employee retention? Up until this past year, I would have said we do. Read more...

Want to GROW Your Business?

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 08:42
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)—a nonprofit organization that empowers women entrepreneurs to launch, advance and sustain their business through various stages of ownership—is rolling up its sleeves and getting to work with new and redesigned training programs and business counseling. Read more...

How to Succeed as a Mompreneur

Monday, 21 November 2016 11:40
A couple weeks after my second baby arrived, I posted this picture on Instagram and quickly received likes and comments from many mom business owners who could relate. Read more...

Coming Back to West Michigan for Thanksgiving?

Wednesday, 16 November 2016 09:32
Local businesses and nonprofit organizations are coming together to convince former West Michiganders that it's time to take another look at their hometown. Read more...

Have Yourself a Merry Little Holiday Card?

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 07:11
For many business professionals, creating a holiday card that is seasonably significant, is politically correct, aligns with corporate brand standards, and is professional and personable can make the most cheerful cherub feel like their heart is two sizes too small. While some of us may argue that the whole holiday card rigmarole isn't worth the hassle, many of your clients and customers really do appreciate the special thought. Read more...

Where Are the Women?

Wednesday, 12 October 2016 11:15
Science credits James Watson and Francis Crick with determining the structure of DNA, but their discovery relied on the work of a third party—Rosalind Franklin. Despite her father's rejections, Franklin received a doctorate in physical chemistry at Cambridge University and then returned to England in 1951 to work in the laboratory of John Randall at King's College, London. Read more...

Saving for College Doesn't Need to be Painful

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 09:59
The average student graduating from college right now has more than $35,000 in student-loan debt, according to a May 8, 2015, Wall Street Journal article by Jeffrey Sparshott. No one wants to see their child encumbered by such a burden, yet many parents find it difficult to make space in their budget to finance a four-year (or longer) stint in college. Read more...
It's a nationally acknowledged truth: Healthcare is the No. 1 cost for organizations today. Research shows that 80 percent of healthcare costs are spent on diseases—such as heart disease, diabetes and certain types of cancer—that are almost entirely preventable with better nutrition and physical activity. Corporate wellness was originally created as a solution to help reduce health care costs and help educate employees on how to become better consumers in their health. However, corporate wellness also plays an important role in a company's culture. Read more...

Honest Interviews and Discussion

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 09:49
Those who run successful businesses think about sustainability—a lot! In June, the Local First INsight Series launches the first of five monthly events addressing the implementation of smart and sustainable business practices. Each event will highlight specific business ownership challenges, and featured guests will suggest strategies that could be used to overcome them. Topics will be expanded upon during open table discussions. Read more...

 

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