Dave Galbenski: One of a kind

14 Nov, 2023
Earlier this year we presented David Galbenski with the Edward Lowe Foundation Founders Award, whichrecognizes individuals and organizations who demonstrate above-and-beyond leadership in promoting second-stage companies, working with them and collaborating ...

The BRV experience

23 Oct, 2023
BRV has a variety of ingredients that are spectacular by themselves, and yet when simmered together, they create our distinctive secret sauce...

HealthBar: Scaling a nurse-driven approach to health care

16 Oct, 2023
Wanting to make health care more affordable and easier to access, Nathan Baar launched HealthBar in May 2020 to provide primary and preventive care services to Michigan businesses and schools via ...

Schram Enterprises: Distilling growth for a trio of brands

28 Sep, 2023
"A roundtable can expose you to unbiased, smart people, who can throw out some solutions to your issues — and you get to pick and choose where you want to go ...

Second-stage companies: Real deals versus big deals

5 Sep, 2023
When it comes to job creation, second-stage companies punch above their weight, generating more than double their market share...

Strategic thinking: What’s clouding your crystal ball?

18 Aug, 2023
To scale their companies, CEOs need to be futurists, assessing opportunities that can hone their competitive edge and trends that might hinder their ability to compete...

Entrepreneurial house party: High Caliber Karting and Entertainment

8 Aug, 2023
“Prior to SIG, I had ideas about what I wanted to do, and thought they might be possible,” says Jordan Munsters of High Caliber Karting and Entertainment. “Yet now I am ...

Preserving our founder’s intent

2 Aug, 2023
At quarterly board meetings we share a remembrance of our founder Ed Lowe. Recently it was my turn, and I thought it would be interesting to look at our key programs ...

Marcellus Metalcasters: Forging new growth

17 Jul, 2023
“Knowing that I would speak to my team leader in a few days helped me focus and work on my business instead of in it,” says Caitlin McMahan of Marcellus Metalcasters.

White Glove Interior Care: Scaling while maintaining quality

20 Jun, 2023
“I gained knowledge and understanding on how to grow and scale so we can make a difference in Louisiana,” says Michael LeBlanc, founder of White Glove Interior Care in Lafayette, Louisiana.