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Founder and Chair – LMFC
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President & CEO – The Bank of Holland
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Hear from the founder of Lake Michigan Financial Corporation, Rich Lievense, and his insight on what this blog encompasses.

Everything in business starts with a sale.  We all know we can improve on this important function.  Statistics tell us that 37% of all sales people are successful.  Perhaps this article can give you some hints for improving the overall sales effectiveness of your company. 

 

Read More Article, "Do You Really Know Who Your Best Salespeople Are?" from the Harvard Business Review.

 

A few years ago, our company started to implement an Employee Wellness Program.  We had a number of employees request a plan and we contracted with an outside provider.  It has been a wonderful success with excellent participation.  This article gives you some background information to help you decide if this is right for your company. 

Read More Article "What's the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?" from the Harvard Business Review.

 

Like many of our clients, we are fully engaged in our annual strategic planning process.  A recent article in the Harvard Business Review titled "Stress Test Your Strategy" provides a way common sense approach to logic checking your work.  We find our best business clients do have very clear strategies in place that help guide them through today's many challenges.

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Some small businesses are struggling to obtain financing but many would also tell you that is the least of their problems. They are focused on increasing and rebuilding their sales. Those who survive the recession will be stronger for it and lead the economy in a sustainable way. Out of adversity comes opportunity. 
 
Read More Article: The Bright Side from The Atlantic.

 

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