Follow the Dollars: Local SBA loans

REGION - Lamenting what they call a dearth of business lending right now, many small companies hope Congress will re-approve the Small Business Administration's beefed-up loan guarantee program.The SBA has had an on-again, off-again program of special loan guarantees since early 2009, but its future...

Desk Jockeys, Rejoice: Proper ergonomics is within reach

People expect that professional athletes, construction workers, landscapers and other physical laborers will get injured in the course of all of their daily activities. What people don't expect is that those who work in an office have a pretty good chance of getting "injured" from...

Top 10 Secrets to Successful Interior Design

The interior design profession has captivated consumers for decades now, but with the constant barrage of design magazines and television shows on this subject, combined with the endless resources available on the Internet, you may be more confused than enlightened. How do you know exactly...

The New Power Lunch

REGION - The term "power lunch" may conjure images of suit-clad executives vying for career advancement over expensive noonday meals at exclusive eateries. But increasingly, local business people are redefining the lunch hour. They're incorporating a midday workout to power their bodies and minds through...

Profile: Michelle White

After nabbing sizeable funding boosts from an independent investor and the Central Michigan University-Research Corporation in 2009, the cherry queen recently relaunched her cherry nutraceutical line and redesigned its entire look. The TCBN tunes in to track Michelle's Miracle from its modest beginnings to its...

Maximizing Returns and Minimizing Costs in Collection Lawsuits

Thanks to current economic conditions, huge numbers of collection lawsuits are being filed across the country every day. However, in many cases - even when the lawsuits produce a favorable judgment - they produce little or no recovery for the judgment creditor.If your business accounts...