Companies to Watch Retreat

28 Jun, 2018
The Companies to Watch retreat is currently offered to those companies who have won the coveted award. This is an excellent way to see how the foundation can add tremendous value ...

Leadership of Me

11 May, 2018
The initial program in our retreat series, Leadership of Me focuses on the evolving role of entrepreneurial leaders and the unique challenges that they encounter in second stage. Participants go through ...

Leadership of My People

8 May, 2018
The third program in our leader retreat series, Leadership of My People dives deeper into the challenges of your company’s social system. This isn’t about team building — at least, not ...

Managing woodlands for biodiversity

27 Apr, 2018
Dan Wyant discusses the way woodlands are managed at the Edward Lowe Foundation's campus in Southwest Michigan. Instead of keeping only high monetary value trees, the foundation chooses to manage for ...

Focus your BHAG

16 Apr, 2018
No one disputes the need for an effective elevator speech, but nailing down your vision may seem too touchy-feely to spend time on. Big mistake.

How to develop a killer core competency

23 Mar, 2018
A core competency doesn’t happen overnight, but it’s well worth the time and effort.

Local leaders see ‘second-stage’ businesses as economic catalysts

17 Jun, 2015

I train more than

17 Jun, 2015
I train more than 400 economic development professionals each year in entrepreneurship support strategies from all parts of the country.  I use YE to customize these presentations to specific states, counties ...

Having data available

17 Jun, 2015
Having data available by ZIP codes is key. Although elected officials are interested in what’s going on at the regional level, they’re primarily concerned with what’s happening in their communities, within ...

Andex Industries

17 Jun, 2015
Based in Escanaba, Mich., Andex Industries manufactures a wide range of display card packaging solutions such as blister cards, clamshells and thermoform trays. It traces its roots back to 1960 and ...