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Category Archives: Northwest Michigan
There are a number of public agencies offering assistance for aspiring and existing businesses in the Grand Traverse region. Navigating through the sea of acronyms and organizations in different locations can be confusing and frustrating. To make sense of all … Continue reading
They’re Not Finding Jobs They Want, so They’re Creating Their Own Here’s a link to the full story and the video, including footage with Chris Wendel, Regional Director of the Northwest Region of the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development … Continue reading
Redefining Rural Development in Michigan’s New Economy This recent summary piece describes both the definition of rural development in Michigan and how it has changed in recent years. It includes both opportunities and challenges for Michigan’s rural economy going forward. … Continue reading
Winning Presentation in a Day: Get It Done Right, Get It Done Fast! By Rhonda Abrams Reviewed by Chris Wendel (See the full review in this month’s issue of the Traverse City Business News) Author Rhonda Abrams has … Continue reading
Touted as an “independent business lovefest”, a new online movement the 3/50 Project has gained momentum and reminds us again of the benefits of buying local. The 3/50 project began with a post on retail consultant Cinda Baxter’s blog at AlwaysUpward.com. “Five … Continue reading
by Chris Wendel You may have seen the recent promotions for a national event scheduled for the Saturday after Thanksgiving branded Small Business Saturday. The idea is to highlight the importance of small business to the American economy, keeping up … Continue reading