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Sunday, 28 March 2021 18:30

Experts seek federal guidance as employers offer COVID-19 vaccine incentives

growing number of employers are offering incentives to their workers who opt for getting a COVID-19 vaccine, including with extra paid time off or small cash bonuses.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 20 October 2019 12:55

Lawsuit alleges Meritage took Anna’s House concept after deal talks stalled

GRAND RAPIDS — The company that owns the popular Grand Rapids breakfast spot Anna’s House has sued the owners of the newly-opened Morning Belle restaurant. 

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 15 September 2019 16:55

THE COST OF MISCLASSIFICATION: Employees Versus Independent Contractors

Increased attention in Michigan is being given to the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees. As recently as August 29, 2019, Michigan legislators were in the process of creating proposals designed to limit payroll fraud.

Published in Sponsored content

Sunday, 31 March 2019 22:46

Business owners hold the keys to succession planning — if they take action

Some business exits go smoothly; others, not so much. The key for business owners approaching the time when they’re poised to move on is to plan early and often, and to thoroughly think through their approach to the process.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 31 March 2019 22:43

Avoiding ‘nightmare’ succession scenarios requires pre-planning, advisers say

Life happens. So does death. Professional advisers say business owners need to prepare for what happens to their companies in the event they’re taken out of commission by a sudden life-changing event — such as an illness or injury that leaves them incapacitated or debilitated, or worse. Even if an owner experiences a personal crisis that takes him away from the business for an extended period, it can have crushing effects on the company, especially without prior planning, advisers say.

Published in Finance
Sunday, 25 November 2018 22:38

Succession Planning: Finding Your Exit

For some, owning a company is the American dream. At some point in their lives, many Americans will develop and own companies. Some will thrive, and some will fail. For the ones who develop successful companies there will come a time where they will transfer control through sale, retirement, or even death.

Published in Sponsored content

Sunday, 17 September 2017 12:58

Time for change? Family-owned business execs must recognize signs they need to exit

Every business owner eventually comes to the point when it’s time to step aside and allow new leadership to take over. Leaders of family-owned businesses are no exception.

Published in Small Business
Sunday, 17 September 2017 19:00

Knowing when: In succession planning for family-owned businesses, timing is essential

HOLLAND — When Randy Boileau started his Holland-based communications company 14 years ago, he never intended to hand it off to the next generation in his family.

Published in Small Business
Friday, 18 August 2017 12:50

Court orders Charley’s Chips to pay off outstanding debts to supplier

The company behind a popular West Michigan snack brand must pay up after it failed to chip away at its debts to a key supplier.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 09 July 2017 14:16

Mitigating cyber threats: Breaches show companies of all sizes need to plan ahead for cybersecurity

The malware attack against a Grand Rapids-based medical supplier serves as a reminder of the constant cyber threats businesses of all sizes face.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 08 January 2017 15:38

Westpack’s new owner to expand focus on niche packaging, new markets

MUSKEGON — After a career spent in a variety of management and sales roles in the packaging industry, Rich Wilson decided it was time to strike out on his own. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:22

3 experts weigh in on what to consider before you go into business with family

While it’s common for entrepreneurs to turn to family members for business partners, it’s a practice that can come with its fair share of baggage.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 06 March 2016 13:48

Spectrum Health appeals non-exempt property tax status for Integrated Care Campus

GRAND RAPIDS — A successful appeal by Spectrum Health to win tax-exempt status for a medical office building in Grand Rapids Charter Township could spur similar cases across West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 24 January 2016 22:13

M&A activity may peak, but should remain elevated in 2016

If you want to sell your business this year, you still have a pretty good chance of cutting a favorable deal as the seller’s market continues.

Published in Finance