Stinkin’ thinkin’: How confirmation bias affects the quality of your decisions

22 Oct, 2018
In the business arena, confirmation bias can lead to some pretty poor decisions, which is why leaders need to be on guard....

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...

Chateau Chantal

15 Oct, 2018
Michigan's Economic Gardening program gave Chateau Chantal the data it needed to strengthen wine sales to restaurants and grocery stores...

BlackHawk Datacom

8 Oct, 2018
Economic Gardening helped BlackHawk Datacom open new markets beyond upstream oil and gas — and increase annual revenue by 14 percent...

Garden of Flavor

14 Aug, 2018
As a result of her Economic Gardening engagement, CEO Lisa Reed expects to double Garden of Flavor’s revenue to $6.5 million in 2018, up from $3.2 million in 2017...

The art of facilitation: How to navigate your group’s interpsychic storms

31 Jul, 2018
When you're leading a group, a lot of things can get in the way, ranging from unenthusiastic participants to unclear objectives. The greatest challenges, however, stem from what I call the ...

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 ...

Bionetics DES Group

27 Jun, 2018
Economic Gardening helped the Bionetics Defense Engineering Services Group (formerly Atlantic Inertial Systems Inc.) become more strategic about marketing to existing customers...

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...

Knowing when to leave: the fine art of hitting the road

20 Jun, 2018
June 29th will be my last day at the Edward Lowe Foundation. This marks the end of a three-year succession plan...