How Flint and Genesee County-area small businesses can make the best of positive online reviews, mitigate negative ones

How Flint and Genesee County-area small businesses can make the best of positive online reviews, mitigate negative ones

This summer, small business owners say business is booming, with 59 percent anticipating their revenue to increase over the next 12 months, 67 percent looking to expand and 24 percent planning to hire in the year ahead, according to our spring 2019 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report. The survey, which explores the perspectives, […]

Raising a successful start-up community

Raising a successful start-up community

Small businesses are America’s growth agent. And in Flint and Genesee County they are a particularly pivotal contributor to efforts to create an authentic and more inclusionary environment that makes visitors and residents alike feel like this is a community that welcomes entrepreneurs and innovators. Our region’s small business owners are big bosses and a […]

Eight Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget

Do you want to start eating healthier in the New Year? Healthy meals are good for you and don’t have to be costly! There are a few tricks and tips to eat healthy within a budget. 1. Plan a weekly menu. Taking the time to plan meals means huge time-savings and money-savings when it comes […]

How to avoid holiday party pitfalls

How to avoid holiday party pitfalls

I’ve attended many company and client holiday events over the years and have firsthand experience in making and, later, avoiding common missteps capable of thwarting that ever-important opportunity to make a good first impression. Whether you look forward to or dread holiday parties, here are some do’s and don’ts that can help you put your best […]

Healthy Holiday Tips

Healthy Holiday Tips

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means the holiday season is almost here. You can enjoy the holidays while still making healthy food choices that help you and your family be your best. Try these tips and some of our favorite holiday recipes that fit into a healthy meal plan! Enjoy all food […]

Halloween spirits sure to satisfy the over 21 crowd

Halloween spirits sure to satisfy the over 21 crowd

You’re grown. And sometimes that’s reason enough to pause for an adult beverage. Here are some of our favorites from our friends at Milk Means More. Brewery Cocoa   The dark-roasted grains in stout compliment the bittersweet flavor of dark chocolate in this hot cocoa. It will warm you up if Halloween is a dark […]

Jesse Jackson’s Pearls of Wisdom: Should voters diversify, split vote?

Jesse Jackson’s Pearls of Wisdom: Should voters diversify, split vote?

Black leaders and organizations have launched an aggressive outreach campaign to get out the vote in November. But more than a large turnout this year, the Democratic Party faithful needs to vote with more sophistication than past elections. Blacks consistently practice one party politics in a two-party system. Despite giving the Democratic Party more than […]

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