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Authentic: Jeff Schumaker

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Authentic: Jeff Schumaker

By Liisa Andreassen | President of Fishbeck (Grand Rapids, MI), a firm of engineers, scientists, architects, and constructors in the business of problem solving, inspiring results, and bringing ideas to life.

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Keeping your firm ‘ready to sell’

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Keeping your firm ‘ready to sell’

By John Bray | Approachable steps you can take to prepare for a potential acquisition down the road, and why it’s never a bad idea to take them.

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Give it the gas – or let off the throttle?

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Give it the gas – or let off the throttle?

By Mark Zweig | When times get tough, you have two choices: You can cut expenses and eliminate all investments, or you can double down on making improvements in your business.

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Those who can should teach!

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Those who can should teach!

By Mark Zweig | “Being allowed to teach what I’ve learned about entrepreneurship and business to my students over my long career has been one of my greatest honors and privileges.”

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Change: Nancy Ludwig

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Change: Nancy Ludwig

President and senior principal of ICON Architecture (Boston, MA), a women-owned, SOMBDA certified firm that’s staffed over 50 percent by women.

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