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

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.

Don O’Dwyer of Raven Bay Services

12 Jul, 2016
Don O’Dwyer has been involved in other roundtables, but prefers the PeerSpectives format. One reason is the focus on inquiry. “Now I use this technique in all my conversations, whether it’s ...

Jeff Schwegman of AB BioTechnologies

12 Jul, 2016
“PeerSpectives has been a huge help,” says Jeff Schwegman. “I’m a scientist by training, and the roundtable has given me a lot more confidence in running a business. It’s great to ...

Jackie Mortell of Smart Solutions Inc.

6 Jul, 2016
“The issues we choose are urgent for the individual, but also for broad use,” says Jackie Mortell. “Even if I haven’t experienced the challenge being presented, it’s something I might ...