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top Detroit startups
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Top Detroit Startups and Tech Companies to Watch in 2022

Michigan is now the state with the highest growth in VC investment. Now many Detroit startups are on the fast track to growth. Whether it’s new funding, expansions or IPOs, it’s been an eventful year in Detroit startups. Next year is looking even better. Here are the top Detroit startups and tech companies to watch in...
remote employees
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How to Monitor Your Remote Employees and Successfully Stay Compliant in 2021

One of the challenges employers are facing as employees continue to work remotely or begin to transition back to the office is the shift in managing employee progress and efficiencies. While working remotely is here to stay, the question now is, "How can employers monitor the behavior of their remote employees?" Schedule a Consultation with...
hybrid workplace
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How to Seamlessly Shift from Working Remotely to a Hybrid Workplace

As we transition back to pre-pandemic life, many companies will be deciding whether to return to a physical office full-time or adopt a more hybrid approach, splitting time between in-office and working remotely. And why not? There are many benefits to adopting a hybrid workplace model for both employer and employee. Schedule a Consultation with...
coworking spaces
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The Best Coworking Spaces in Detroit for Your Hybrid Work Model

Many companies are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic with a hybrid work model, meaning some employees will return to the office at least part-time, but others will collaborate remotely. Navigating what this working plan actually looks like can be tricky. When — and where — can your team get together? Coworking spaces support hybrid work...
return to the office
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4 Ways to Get Your Team Prepared to Return to the Office

It’s crazy to think that it’s been over a year since businesses were scrambling to get employees out of the office and were transitioning to working from home. Now that more and more people are getting vaccinated, conversations are picking up about when and how to return to the office. Google just announced its plan...
remote workforce
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Want Happier Customers? A Remote Workforce Could Be the Answer

Working remotely became a way of life in 2020. It went from a privilege that some had to a necessity for large swathes of the workforce. Research shows that more than half of the American workforce moved to remote work over the past year. But what now? As the world inches toward a form of...
recruiting
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Post-COVID-19 Recruiting Trends: What’s Changing About How We Hire

A lot is changing about how we work as we emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, but what about how companies hire? COVID-19 has shifted priorities for many workers who had to juggle them this last year or who had a taste of a different lifestyle. This means how companies recruit has to change to keep...
working remotely
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How to Stay Connected While Working Remotely

The rapid development of technology has birthed many opportunities for entrepreneurs, including the ability to collaborate remotely or engage with co-workers in satellite offices seamlessly. While there are many benefits to this new way of working, the lack of direct interaction can sometimes lead to miscommunication — a potential catalyst for larger problems down the road....
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Coworking Spaces of Detroit Featuring Bamboo and WeWork

On this week's edition of StartupNation Radio, Jeff talks with three guests on an essential of entrepreneurship: office space. These guests prove that their companies, Bamboo and WeWork, provide not just office space, but shared, coworking space and a sense of community. First up is Amanda Lewan, co-founder of Detroit's largest coworking space, Bamboo Detroit....
Unsettled
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This Entrepreneur Talks About Forming a Community of Nomadic Creative Thinkers

Several years ago, photographer and journalist Jon Kalan and entrepreneur Michael Youngblood started hosting retreats for entrepreneurs, creatives and others who wanted to work while traveling in order to connect with others in the process. In 2016, they launched Unsettled in response to demand, and many of their monthlong retreats are sold out. However, there’s still space...
remote workers
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Challenges Remote Entrepreneurs Face and How to Overcome Them

The following is excerpted from "Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation" by Dan Schawbel. Copyright © 2018. Available from Da Capo Lifelong Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc. With more and more employees choosing flexible work arrangements, chances are good that you’re...
millennials
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This is Why Millennials Want to Work Remotely

Since 2015, millennials (those born between 1981 and 1996) have made up the bulk of the American workforce. The sheer size of this generational group means that millennials are revolutionizing the way we work. Companies are reshaping to meet their needs and demands, the most prevalent of which is work flexibility: in a survey by...
remote work
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How Can Entrepreneurs Remedy the 3 Biggest Remote Work Struggles?

The results of Buffer’s State of Remote Work 2018 Report have revealed (not-so-surprisingly) that remote work is here to stay. Ninety percent of remote workers that participated in the study shared that they plan on working remotely for the rest of their careers, with 94 percent encouraging other workers to follow their lead. The benefits that...
outdoors
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Now Trending: Should You Move Your Work Outdoors?

Earlier this year, outdoor retailer L.L. Bean embraced their love for the alfresco way of life and set up a temporary office located in a New York City park. The pop up contained all of the typical components of most office spaces — including desks, swivel chairs, laptops and WiFi — but was completely open...
growth
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5 Growth Lessons We Learned From the Last 5 Years in Business

One thousand, eight hundred and twenty five. That’s about how many days there are in the span of five years — and only 50 percent of small businesses will make it to celebrate that anniversary. Fortunately, our business is well over five years old, and while we learn so much every year, the past five...