Financial Planning: Get The Big Picture

Do you picture yourself owning a new home, starting a business or retiring comfortably? These are a few of the financial goals that may be important to you and each comes with a price tag attached. That’s where financial planning comes in. Financial planning is a...

2-Minute Business Lesson

Beyond Revenue – Measuring Company Performance The Case Study: Ginny Martin, owner of Academy Publishing, knew she could dominate the educational textbook industry by creating graphically superior textbooks coupled with third-party evidence of increased academic outcomes. In addition to being spot on with her product, she had...

Cherry Capital Airport Rising With TC

Many new and exciting changes took place in 2014 at Cherry Capital Airport. New business opportunities from fueling to flight instruction, festivals to flights, our airport has seen the positive growth continue in a way the rest of the nation has not. Why? TripAdvisor said...

Keeping The Family Business Alive

Family firms comprise 80 to 90 percent of all business enterprises. Less than half of these family-owned businesses survive into the second generation. And only 12 percent will still be viable into the third generation, with three percent of all family businesses operating at the...

Briefly: Big News In A Small Format

ACCOLADES   SCORE TURNS 25 SCORE Traverse City recently marked its 25th year serving small businesses in the five-county Grand Traverse region. The all-volunteer, nonprofit association provides free and confidential business mentoring to more than 600 entrepreneurs each year. In addition, last year it offered free workshops to...

Trend Watch: Local Banks Adapt, Capitalize

With mergers, morphing regulations, continued innovations in technology and new options for consumers, the financial industry is undergoing a massive amount of change – requiring nimble thinking and quick adaptation. The TCBN tapped some local banking professionals for the trends they are watching – and...