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April 2013 Archives

Business planning commission to review Wal-Mart in Michigan

Recently, Wal-Mart has become one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the U.S. with locations all over the country. The corporation now has its eye on opening its latest location in a town in Michigan. The plans for the new location have been submitted and were set to be examined by a local business planning commission in the middle of April.

Michigan city contributes to condo development project

There is certain infrastructure which is required to make a condo development a viable endeavor as well as a profitable investment. Since individuals and families will be living in any proposed residential development or complex, they will need proper roads, lighting and other types of infrastructure needed for everyday living. One city in Michigan recognizes this and has promised to pay for this essential infrastructure in order to help a multimillion dollar condo development project move forward.

Michigan couple begins franchising agreement for moving company

Entrepreneurs consist of more than just people who come up with completely original business ideas of their own. Sometimes they are people with business skills which they choose to apply to an already existing business model. This type of entrepreneurship is known as franchising , which entails obtaining the appropriate permission to use another entity's business model in order to open one's own business to service a certain territory or location. One couple in Michigan decided to go this route when opening their own moving company.

University of Michigan business planning includes new discovery

Scientists are passionate about their work and are tireless in their efforts in making new discoveries and inventions that could potentially benefit all of society. When a scientist makes an important discovery, he or she will probably want to make sure that all of the hard work does not go to waste. This is the case with an important new discovery made at the University of Michigan, which demonstrates that light can reverse oxidation of copper. The university is now looking to move forward with business planning in order to monetize this discovery.

Banning arbitration clauses may increase business litigation

Generally businesses and entrepreneurs want to avoid having to go to court over any type of dispute. Business litigation can be expensive and time-consuming, which can be detrimental to a company's profit margins. The car industry in Michigan and elsewhere have been aware of this, which is why automotive dealerships have been including binding commercial arbitration agreements in their loan contracts.

Protecting Your Key Business Assets Takes More than Just a Non-Compete

It's not only what your business knows, but also who at your business knows it. Industry leading companies echo that key employees, who typically possess institutional knowledge and trade secrets, are their most valuable assets. Particularly for sales focused organizations, the risk of disloyal key employees taking know-how and relationships can be catastrophic. Protecting your key business assets is vital.

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