Tag Archives: small business development

What are your top mobile phone apps for 2010?

By Chris Wendel It’s that time of the year, time to reflect, recharge, and come up a list of favorite something from the past year. In this case, I was in the process of putting together a highlight list of our … Continue reading

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Book Review: Small Giants

Small Giants Companies That Chose to Be Great Instead of Big It’s hard to think of a book that has been mentioned to me more often in the past five years than Small Giants. Realizing how important it is for … Continue reading

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“Angel” event coming to Traverse City

Need Investors for your Business? Win an Opportunity to Present your Business To Private Investors Entrepreneurs! Give a 2 minute pitch, no slides, and you could: Win private advisory time with experienced Investors (A dinner right after the event at … Continue reading

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Knowing When to Get Out

Chris Wendel Several years ago while visiting the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, I heard many stories from business owners who were weighing the costs of rebuilding their business versus simply selling the remaining rubble and land, and skipping town.  Extreme … Continue reading

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Customer Service from the Inside Out…

By Chris Wendel, Regional Director, MI-SBTDC Business people behaving badly, sounds bad doesn’t it? As customers, all of us run into situations where people don’t exceed our expectations or even worse, make us feel downright insignificant. Be it the disinterested … Continue reading

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