Monthly Archives: May 2011

Why I love being a B2B CFO®

This may be the first time you hear of the company Lektromotiv – but I doubt that it will be the last.  Last night they presented at the New Enterprise Forum  (NEF) in Ann Arbor, a venue where start up companies who have been coached by the NEF program committee teams come to present their investor pitch.…

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CNN asks: "Detroit: the Next Silicon Valley?"

CNN Money asks whether Detroit is the next Silicon Valley by noting several tech units are doubling and tripling with an overall 82 percent jump in tech jobs over the past year.

CNN notes Detroit tech workers make an average of $71,000 a year, less than Silicon Valley but enough income to have a great quality of life in Michigan where most costs (particularly real estate costs for homes and businesses) are much lower than the East and West coasts. …

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Why I love being a B2B CFO®

Today I was at a client site – having the time of my life!

This company has grown substantially over  the past several years.  And reports that used to be fairly simple and quick to produce had taken on a life of their own.   The office staff had done a tremendous job and kept up with the ever growing data, but at a huge cost to peace of mind and general enjoyment of their workspace. …

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Victory! Michigan Legislature Approves Business Tax Reform

The most significant business tax reform in a generation has cleared the legislature. Yesterday, the Senate approved legislation to eliminate the Michigan Business Tax (MBT), replacing it with a flat 6 percent corporate income tax.

The final vote was extremely tight, with Lt. Governor Brian Calley casting his vote to break a 19-19 tie.…

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Why Michigan? Our case in 2 minutes

How do you respond when asked, “Why Michigan?” Why should someone start, grow or move a business here? Or for that matter, why should they want to live in — or even visit — Michigan?
 

Whether you’re speaking to someone one-on-one, online or addressing a gathering of hundreds or thousands, here is a great way to start – and change – that conversation, a message worth spreading and sharing: Why Michigan.…

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