Policy development: 5 ways to help your business remain relevant

16 Oct, 2018
There was once a time when business owners could operate successfully without having a presence in the political arena. Not so today...

Prairie restoration at Big Rock Valley

26 Jul, 2018
When it comes to habitat loss, most of us are familiar with deforestation, especially the loss of tropical rainforests. Yet another disappearing habitat — one that gets less press — is ...

A stronger approach to Michigan’s economic growth

26 Jun, 2018
When it comes to Hollywood, movie sequels often fall flat when compared to their earlier versions. Not so for a new white paper from the Small Business Association of Michigan...

No one-night wonder: MCSB goes 365

4 May, 2018
The new MCSB will help second-stagers scale larger and become even more successful — not only regionally but also at the national and global level...

Out of Africa: Savanna restoration at Big Rock Valley

10 Apr, 2018
Once widespread throughout the Midwest, oak savannas have become an endangered habitat — something we’re trying to change at our headquarters property...

Spotlight Louisiana: Honoring LED’s Growth Network

28 Mar, 2018
When we began hosting the National Center for Economic Gardening, Louisiana was one of the first states to come on board. And over the years it’s become one of our strongest ...

Managing yourself: Achieving equilibrium in an electronic age

21 Feb, 2018
Work-life balance has become a big buzzword in today’s society. And though data doesn’t necessarily show that Americans are working more hours today, we often feel that way...

Into the woods: managing for environmental diversity

24 Jan, 2018
Dan Wyant takes a look at the foundation's biennial timber harvest, which plays a major role in controlling the types of trees that grow at Big Rock Valley.

GLLA road trip: Seeing exceptional leadership in action

23 Oct, 2017
As a member of GLLA’s governing board, I recently had the opportunity to join participants on a 10-day bus trip through the Southeast...

No bad bosses: the art of managing your manager

28 Sep, 2017
Many people deal with managers who are unsympathetic, micromanaging and worse. Yet when it comes to influencing relationships with bosses, I believe employees have more control than they might think...