Friday Five Business Briefing – September 8, 2017


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A quick roundup of news and resources to help you run your business better—no matter what happens with the weather!

  1. First Harvey, now Irma! We don’t have hurricanes in Michigan, but is your business ready to handle a disaster like a tornado? Answer six questions to find out how prepared you are.
  2. How will changes that affect the 6,400 DACA recipients in Michigan affect businesses? The Cato Institute estimates it will cost employers $6.3 billion nationwide in employee turnover, putting pressure on companies of all sizes.
  3. Turn your multigenerational workforce into a productive, cohesive team. This infographic shows the best ways to motivate and connect with employees of different generations.
  4. Through August, Michigan drew at least $4.3 billion in investment based on projects that have been approved by the Michigan Strategic Fund. One highlight is the $130 million corporate campus in Portage for Stryker’s medical instruments division. Read more.
  5. Gregory Ciotti stumbled across Stanford Business School’s YouTube channel and curated 10 must-see videos on business, creativity, and success. Watch them all.

Thank you to our Friday Five sources: Inc., Michigan Radio, Lifehack, Crain’s Detroit Business, and Entrepreneur.

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