Smart Business

Pontiac Chamber Businesses Learn Tips for Video & Google AdWords

March 27th 2018

Pontiac Chamber Businesses Learn Tips for Video and Google AdWords (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2018) Pontiac, MI – The future of Pontiac lies in its digital image. That’s the contention of Pontiac Regional Chamber Director Damany Head, who is bringing together local businesses to step up their digital game. Among the efforts is the […]

Business Coach Shares Four Keys to Success at Ferndale Event

February 19th 2018

Business Coach Shares Four Keys to Success at Ferndale Event (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Less than 10% of small businesses succeed and less than 4% actually thrive.  The big reason for this, according to Tom Powers, is that entrepreneurs are often good at the product or services they provide, but […]

Business Owners Share Passion & Advice, Class Offered for Ferndale Entrepreneurs

December 11th 2017

Business Owners Share Passion & Advice, Class Offered for Ferndale Entrepreneurs (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 11, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Maria Petrenko of Hadrout knows what it is like to believe passionately in dreams that are against the odds.  She came to the United States from Russia in 1999, with English as her second language.  […]

Entrepreneurs Invited to Bid on County Contracts, Use Business Resources

August 10th 2017

Entrepreneurs Invited to Bid on County Contracts, Use Business Resources (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 10, 2017) Waterford, MI – Oakland County is open for business and a workshop Wednesday shared the multiple ways that county government can help local businesses succeed. From helping people get into the system for County contracts, to sharing free and […]

Creating a Vision Statement that Balances your Life and Business

March 24th 2015

Creating a Vision Statement that Balances your Life and Business (Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo, Chazzano Coffee, March 24, 2015) My wife, Lisa, and I made a mistake. We should have involved her in the business from the beginning instead of allowing her to spend more time with the kids. That’s a difficult thing to say out loud because […]

Plan Your Own Business So You Can Make the Rules

March 1st 2012

Tom Nardone is one of those guys. The ones who walk around happy as hell, no cares in the world, while constantly accomplishing great things. Like starting a company that specializes in delivering products to adults in a private way, a volunteer group that mows the grass at inner-city parks, and achieving national fame as a pumpkin carving extraordinaire. Plus he’s got a wife and kids – a full and happy life. Why? Because he does what he wants. And because he does it in an organized way.