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An Inspired Workplace
Thursday, December 13, 2012
You might find financial services and art culture strange bedfellows, but at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in Farmington Hills it is
. MBF workers aren't only inspired and challenged by their art gallery-like surroundings, they are encouraged to become active participants in Metro Detroit's arts community.
Straight Talk with Benzinga's Jason Raznick
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Capturing the news is one thing. Connecting what's going on with how investors can react to it is something else. Jason Raznick's Benzinga has carved out a successful niche in Metro Detroit's start-up culture and, like his business, the CEO isn't afraid to call things as he sees them.
The Young & Entrepreneurial: A Q&A with Jon Citrin
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Jon Citrin is not your everyday ordinary financial services guy. The 33-year-old entrepreneur has a distinctly next generation view of business that has grown his Birmingham-based office into a firm to watch.
Jon Zemke gets Citrin's opinions on building a business, creating successful internships, locating downtown, and evaluating Mick Jagger's economic acumen.
A New Business Genre For Michigan
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Only 18 months old, the state's film production tax incentive has begun to redefine start-up culture in SE Michigan. Beyond the hit-and-run productions that breeze in and out of the region, a real industry is starting to take root.
sits down with Genre Film Partners, a company intending to shoot 8-10 movies here over the next four years.
Detroit Prints Its Own Currency
Kelli B. Kavanaugh
Thursday, May 07, 2009
A new currency is making the rounds in Detroit businesses. It's called "Cheers". And it's the ultimate commitment to buying local. Meet the businessmen behind the idea and learn how they hope to stimulate both spending and morale.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Pavan Muzumdar, entrepreneur-in-residence at Lawrence Tech, has a thinkpot of ideas from the practical to the theoretical for us this week. He'll start with options for our money and move on to the relationship of the BP oil spill to kitty litter scooper sales (call it the Black Swan Effect).
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Puppeteering and robot-rigging are no small perks when it comes to Angela Kujava's volunteer work. A certified financial planner and investment management analyst, Angela is also the board president for 826Michigan and co-founder of YP Underground. Over just one week she'll make a strong case for Gen X and Y to lead non-profits, build retirement funds, and turn business networking connections into true friendships.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Polish that business plan and sit down with Chris Rizik, the CEO of Detroit's new Renaissance Venture Capital Fund. He will be discussing the flow of venture capital in Michigan and its essential role in financing the state's high-growth, knowledge economy.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
James Studinger is the owner of the JPStudinger Group, a wealth-management company. James was an instrumental advisor on Michigan's new 529 College Savings Plan and is the author of
Wealth Is a Choice.
James will be writing about building wealth through and outside business in Michigan's tough economy
International Bancard Corporation
Thursday, September 11, 2008
For eight years Royal Oak's IBC has been a stealth company, pulling in customers and profits with its old school ideas about servicing clients. Now the e-commerce and credit card processing firm is ready to step into the sunlight and school other companies about the power of topnotch customer service.
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