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May 28, 2015

We Stand Ready to Help Build a Brighter Tomorrow 

Not surprisingly, a major point of discussion at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference is the restructuring and revitalization of Detroit. During its Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings, Detroit fought back against great odds and is in the midst of a historic comeback that few thought possible. The city is now a beacon of light and inspiration […]

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May 20, 2015

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast: How Building a Strong Culture Has Been Essential to Our Growth, and How it can Fuel Your Growth as Well

Having a strong company culture will not guarantee success, but it sure helps. Building, fostering and nurturing a great culture is one of the most important things a business can do to recruit, retain, and motivate a talented workforce – certainly one of, if not the, most important assets of a business. We speak from […]

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May 11, 2015

Market Machinations: What’s New in M&A

The mergers and acquisitions marketplace continued its torrid pace in the first quarter of 2015. According to Financier Worldwide, over $900 billion in worldwide M&A activity was announced in the first three months of the year, the highest first quarter total in eight years. United States targeted deals totaled $415 billion. Healthcare and pharmaceutical deals […]

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April 28, 2015

Growing Business, Shrinking Profits?

When times are good, businesses often invest – new hires, new equipment – to keep the good times rolling. When times are bad, businesses also invest – marketing, sales, new product or service offerings – to stem the tide. Investment is good when there is return on investment. But too much investment – in good […]

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April 8, 2015

What a Difference Six Years Makes: From Chapter 11 to Record Sales, the Domestic Auto Industry Continues its Resurgence

Nearly six years ago, the dominoes began to fall in the U.S. automotive industry. With U.S. market share down from 70% in 1998 to 53% in 2008, the domestic auto industry was struggling. To survive, General Motors and Chrysler secured government support, while Ford secured a line of credit through the private markets. With the […]

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