Putting the “enter” in enterprise

23 Mar, 2015
“Just when we decided to grow the company, the economy crashed,” Otis says. “So we created a new plan: ‘Let’s Survive.’ The idea was to hunker down, keep overhead low and ...

Distilling a vintage corporate culture

23 Feb, 2015
Terry Cekola’s recipe for growth: An inclusive culture where employees are passionate about making customers and suppliers successful.

Primed for growth: nLogic

20 Jan, 2015
A rising star among government contractors, nLogic is helping design defense systems that protect the United States from foreign missile threats and space shuttles that will take astronauts to Mars and ...

Built for speed: SportCrafters

20 Jan, 2015
SportCrafters Inc. aims to be the dominant global manufacturer of cycling training equipment by 2018 — and is well on its way. The Granger, Ind.-based manufacturer has developed a proprietary technology ...

Changing an industry stereotype: Nolan Security

1 Dec, 2014
Jonathan Nolan wants to raise the profile of private security officers. “There’s a perception that security guards are wannabe cops or jerks who have suddenly gotten a taste of authority and ...

A sweet tooth for entrepreneurship: Cocoa Dolce Artisan Chocolates

3 Nov, 2014
At age 50, following careers in speech pathology, communications and sales, Beth Tully discovered that her real passion was chocolate.

Keeping it real for model railroaders: SoundTraxx

2 Oct, 2014
An electronic design engineer and model train enthusiast, Steve Dominguez began creating light and sound systems for his trains in the late 1980s.

Taking a bite out of the mouthguard market: Akervall Technologies

4 Sep, 2014
Mies van der Rohe’s aphorism that “less is more” applies not only to architecture, but also mouthguards — at least it does for Akervall Technologies, which has created lightweight mouthguards that ...

Giving more – and giving back – is MGB’s blueprint for growth

17 Aug, 2014
Green construction and luxury homes might sound like an oxymoron — but not to Stephen Ellis and Grant Castilow.

Making meals – and entrepreneurship – child’s play: Constructive Eating

20 Jul, 2014
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Constructive Eating makes children’s tableware so engaging that even fussy eaters will eat their vegetables without whining. The company debuted with construction-themed products, such as a ...