Entries by Lora Wild

Vacation bottom line? Have fun, relax

By Dave Ramsey Everyone needs a break occasionally for their own physical and mental health. But as a small-business owner, taking a vacation can seem like an impossibility. With summer upon us, I’m going to give you some tips for taking care of business before vacation in a way that should ease your mind and […]

TEDxDetroit returns with ideas worth spreading at iconic Masonic Temple

By Karen Dybis If you enjoy conferences, learning new things and being wowed by everyone who takes the stage at an event, then TEDxDetroit is for you. This annual event, now in its 11th year in Detroit, brings together the area’s “leading thinkers, designers, entertainers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists and students for an inspiring day to […]

Should your business care about Facebook?

By Rosh Sillars We have a love/hate relationship with Facebook. There are almost 2.5 billion users worldwide on the platform. Yet, we hear about a Facebook controversy in the news and don’t see results from our Facebook business pages. You may begin to wonder if you should care about Facebook for your business. The short […]

NMU program provides gateway to internet access

By Brad Kadrich With technology becoming such a huge part of education, schools across the education spectrum – including colleges, universities and K-12 districts – are moving almost totally to a 1-to-1 system where the school provides students with electronic devices to enhance the learning experience. Obviously, internet access is a key component to the […]

Invasive mussels, other factors slam commercial fishery

By Brad Kadrich Dana Serafin has been fishing the Great Lakes for the better part of 30 years, and he agrees — at least in part — with data provided by officials at the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division that invasive species such as zebra and quagga mussels are having a negative impact on […]

Earth-friendly shops serve coffee and the environment at the same time

By Karen Dybis Coffee shops – those homey respites that provide caffeine, community and conversation – are moving toward greater sustainability practices, conserving everything from water used to make their brews to recycling the grounds to looking at where their beans are grown and processed to be more environmentally friendly. There’s every kind of “green” […]

5 ways nonprofits can use social media to connect with donors

By Karen Dybis Everyone loves a great nonprofit and feeling good about donating their time, talent or resources. To find volunteers, donors or sponsors means finding people to invest in the cause. Organizations can use social media to provide updates on their progress outside of their major donation window., according to Birmingham-based Ignite Social Media, […]