Sled Mania!

By Mike Terrell Snowmobilers from all around the Great Lakes come to ride thousands of miles of groomed trails crisscrossing the Wolverine State, and in turn support many small businesses that depend on that infusion of cash during the slower winter months to survive. It’s a win-win...

Versus Technolgy: Keeping Real-Time Tabs On Patients, Equipment

By Ross Boissoneau For Versus Technology, helping hospitals and clinics keep track of equipment was only the beginning. The Traverse City-based company continues to develop innovative ways to use its real-time, proprietary locating systems (RTLS). “We optimize awareness of what’s going on and analyze how to do...

Financial Firm Tells Employees: Volunteer On Us

By Al Parker A Traverse City investment firm is offering its workers the opportunity to volunteer at sites around the globe at no cost to the staffers. Financial & Investment Management (FIM) Group will pick up the tab for workers who will commit to volunteering at sites...

Tax Time: Know Your “Tangible Property Regulations”

By Chris Morse There’s a good chance you haven’t heard of the IRS' issuance of tangible property regulations, also known as “repair regulations.” When it comes to tax matters impacting your business, it’s likelier that the Affordable Care Act has received more of your attention. Overlooking the...

Let’s Create A Standing Ovation For Division Street

BY HANS VOSS I love standing ovations. Nothing beats the energy of a crowd spontaneously drawn to their feet, when there’s a palpable sense they want to do more to show appreciation than just stand and clap, but there is nothing more to do, so they just...

Briefly: Big News In A Small Format

EPIC POWERSPORTS MOVES TO TC Epic Powersports has expanded and relocated to Traverse City and can now be found at 3201 LaFranier Road (just behind the former Lear building at LaFranier and S. Airport). Founded in Kingsley in 2010, Epic sells both new and pre-owned powersports...

Book Review: “Zero to One”

By Chris Wendel 4 out of 5 stars 224 pgs.  Crown Business 2014 Softcover $15 eBook $10.99   Entrepreneur, author and venture capitalist Peter Thiel begins his book with a challenge to his readers: “What important truth do very few people agree with you on?” The question forms the foundation of...

Getting Schooled in Business

By Karen Stein Two years ago, Traverse City’s Trinity Lutheran School board of directors set out to revitalize the school and push it to the cutting edge of best practices. One of the upshots of the subsequent year of strategic planning and research was the Trinity...