Dos And Don’ts Of Social Media For Businesses

Having a strong, positive online presence is essential for business success. But what you put "out there" in the big, wide world of social media needs to be as carefully done as any other promotional avenue. Social media can be great for business – as...

Reimagining College For The 21st Century

To remain relevant in this century, colleges and universities face a period of significant and increasingly rapid transformation.This is the kind of transformation that will affect the roles and responsibilities of students, faculty and staff. It will impact the responsibilities and perceptions of our publics...

Keys To Business Succession

Family business succession planning is important to address well before it is needed, and possible changes to the Internal Revenue Code may provide yet another reason to address this topic with a trusted advisor sooner rather than later; especially for individuals whose assets approach or...

Financial Planning: 6 Tips For A Comfortable Retirement

As life expectancies continue to increase, retirement planning is more important than ever. Here are six tips for maximizing your chances of a comfortable retirement. Don’t underestimate your time horizon. No matter how much you save, it won’t be enough if you’re not realistic about how...

What About A “SmartZone” In TC?

Five years ago, a handful of other community-minded business leaders and investors embarked upon an endeavor to launch an angel investment group – Northern Michigan Angels (NMA) – that would invest in entrepreneurs primarily in northern Michigan. Since that time, membership has grown and invests...

Real Estate As Economic Powerhouse

Many discussions are had each year about the regional economy and what drives economic prosperity for northwestern Michigan. Industries such as agriculture, manufacturing, service and health care always top the list. Noticeably missing, is real estate. Yet every one of these key industries share a...