Washington Vision Therapy Center

23 Mar, 2017
“The Economic Gardening program was perfect timing for us,” said Dr. Benjamin Winters. “The researchers were able to come in and provide information to help us make some critical decisions.”

Things that go bump in the night

2 Mar, 2017
New ideas are often viewed as scary. They challenge the status quo, make people nervous, cause us to dig our heels in, and have the power...

Tribal behavior: the good, the bad, and the need for balance

16 Feb, 2017
By Dino Signore Leaders often misinterpret how they spend time and focus effort. During early days when you only have a handful of employees, you’re managing individuals. But when you cross ...

Lattes and manufacturing: Understanding local and external market companies

9 Feb, 2017
I have a new favorite place in Grand Rapids — Early Bird Café. They are part of the Grand Rapids local movement and I love supporting local. Down the road about ...

Happiness inside the box: The role quiet time plays in your success

26 Jan, 2017
On most days, Munson spends a great deal of time looking out the window. He pays attention to squirrels and chipmunks, and one day I swear he stared at a leaf ...

Calls Plus

20 Jan, 2017
Louisiana’s statewide Economic Gardening program helped Calls Plus (legally registered as New Orleans Teleport Inc.) increase annual revenue more than 60 percent within a year of its engagement.

Push the easy button: Measuring your ecosystem may be simpler than you think

12 Jan, 2017
When contemplating a move to Grand Rapids, I had lunch with Rick Baker, president of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. “How do you like living here?” he asked our waitress. ...

Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream

20 Dec, 2016
When it comes to expansion, less is more for Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream Inc.

MacGyver of metalworking: Agritek Inc.

17 Nov, 2016
Agritek inc. adds value for its customers by creating unique designs and production processes that increase quality while reducing costs.

Leadership power: six degrees of differentiation

18 Oct, 2016
In second stage, founders are trying to transition from entrepreneur to leader. This is no easy task because leadership is complex and about influencing the behavior of others.