Blog Category: entrepreneurs

06/30/2020 entrepreneurs

Organization Structure: Considerations for Small Businesses

Organization Structure: Considerations for Small Businesses  A Tried-N-True Framework for Talent Planning Many startups and small companies need help formulating a model to support a growing organizational structure. Here is a talent planning framework that we have developed through our consulting work with startups and small companies, specifically designed to help them weigh the benefits of different...

05/20/2020 Amy Cell Talent entrepreneurs

4 Steps to Get Back to Work

The number of issues facing employers as the economy springs back to life is more complex than trying to figure out how to have a socially-distanced cookout, and accommodating those who've launched a diet (à la remote-call-calorie-consumption)! Once your industry and region are able to return to work, and you have a good safety plan in place, then what? Here is a framework that we put together to try to help: (1)...

10/27/2019 Amy Cell, Founder & CEO entrepreneurs
Startup Management and Talent Compensation

Startup Management and Talent Compensation

I am looking forward to presenting at the Michigan Angel Summit on November 12th a talk entitled, “Startup Management and Talent Compensation.”  Preparing for this presentation has been thought provoking as I reflect on the 650+ searches that my Human Resources outsourcing and recruiting firm has done over the past five years where compensation is always a key point in terms of attracting and retaining the right...

11/07/2017 ANNA HENSEL entrepreneurs

Ann Arbor cements its status as a tech hub to watch with first unicorn

Last month, Ann Arbor-based startup Duo Security announced that it had raised a new $70 million round, valuing the company at $1.17 billion. That made Duo Security — which creates a two-factor authentication app for enterprise companies — the first unicorn company in Ann Arbor, and its $70 million series D the largest round of venture capital raised by any company in Michigan history. Read More...

09/08/2017 Loren Berlin: Forbes entrepreneurs

In the Startup World, Mentorship Drives Greater Success

When they work with appropriately-skilled mentors, startups take on more ambitious goals and increase their likelihood of succeeding. Large companies are seeing the benefits of offering this mentorship, too, as it creates a myriad of opportunities for innovation. Read...

07/02/2015 Ted Dacko entrepreneurs

Business e-Series on Entrepreneurship - Grow Ideas Into Great Companies

Grow Ideas Into Great Companies by Ted Dacko, CEO Arbor Dakota Introduction Being an early-stage company entrepreneur is tough. There is much to learn and much to do. Entrepreneurs simply do not have the time to read the books or attend the classes that people suggest. There are many blind spots or issues that can impact them that they are simply not yet aware of. This eBook series entitled “Passion to Profit”...