building an organization

How Entrepreneurs Build an Organization

In Part 1 of this topic, we covered the definitions of leadership and entrepreneurial leadership, and listed qualities that business leaders share. In this post, we’ll explore how those skills help leaders to build their organization. How…
Leadership

Are All Entrepreneurs Leaders?

What is Leadership? There are many definitions provided by leading experts. The dictionary.com definition is very simply the action of leading a group of people or organization. One of our local business leaders in Detroit, Nancy Schlichtling,…
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Why Hire a Smaller Firm?

My previous post discussed the advantages of working for a small firm vs. a large company - now let's address the advantages of hiring a smaller firm. My experience is the the accounting world, but these points are true of most industries: You'll…
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Why Work for a Smaller Firm?

In the process of interviewing candidates for an open position at our firm, we encountered some misconceptions about working for a smaller firm, namely perceived limited opportunities, less structured training and uncertainty about the stability…
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The Benefit of an Annual Corporate Meeting

If your company is a corporation, you’re probably aware that your shareholders and Board of Directors must meet at least annually. For many entrepreneurs, the board and shareholders may only consist of a couple of people and this meeting requirement…