The Otto Business: 50 Years … Thousands Of Cars

There is a photo of Otto Belovich as a 10-year-old boy, standing in front of a used car lot in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His family had recently arrived in the country from Austria. The cars in the background were pure coincidence – at least so he...

LEADS: Info To Help You Build Your Business

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Cordia Eyes First Anniversary In Traverse City

Traverse City’s retirement living options continue to expand, responding to the ever-increasing need as the community continues on its growth trajectory for the retiree population. Cordia senior residential club is coming up on its one-year anniversary at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. The senior living...

Back-To-School Boomers: Local Lifelong Learning For Retirees

The many miles of beautiful lakeshore, the wide array of local leisure activities, and relatively affordable housing are among the reasons the Traverse City region has made national “best places to retire” lists in recent years. Now that multitudes of Baby Boomers began retiring in...

Book Review: Endzone

Reviewed by Chris Wendel St. Martin’s Press, September 2015 Hardcover $27.99, E-read, $12.99 In a Nutshell – The business philosophy of profit and growth runs head first into tradition and longstanding customer expectations. Who’s it for? – Anyone associated with the University of Michigan. Although this is a sports-related...

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...

A Musician’s New Tune

The heart said play music. The hands said no. So the head took over, and John Wunsch exchanged his guitar for guitar strings, purchasing Strings By Mail. “I had done political organizing and thought I might be a good businessman,” said Wunsch of TraverseCity. The musician, composer...

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...