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September 2013 Archives

Michigan lawmakers consider repealing licensure requirements

More than two dozen bills currently before the Michigan legislature may be of interest to business owners throughout the state. The bills, which are generally aimed at doing away with occupational licensing requirements for particular kinds of businesses, are being considered by the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee and the House Regulatory Reform Committee.

Franchisee opens BoConcept furniture store in downtown Birmingham

Some great things about franchising: the franchisee's stake in the business can make for a superb incentive; the franchisor's already-proven business model alleviates the franchisee of much leg work; and essentially, the risk is shared.

Southfield-based Barton Malow gets contract with Consumers Energy

Michigan state law requires energy companies to derive 10 percent of their energy from renewable resources. That goal has to be met by 2015, and public utility giant Consumers Energy, which provides electricity and natural gas to more than half of Michigan's residents, has now contracted with Barton Malow Company to meet that goal.

Investment group purchases downtown Detroit's Holiday Inn Express

Downtown Detroit's Holiday Inn Express & Suites is now under new ownership. The sale of the business was finalized in July but only recently announced. The new owner, Vic Partners LLC, is a private equity firm mostly made up of Detroit-area investors, and the group plans to put money toward a range of improvements and hire new staff.

Michigan craft brewery calls foul in trademark dispute

Business owners work hard to establish a reputation for their products and gain customers' trust, so it's no wonder that many commercial law cases involve disputes over trademarks and copyrights. For instance, Michigan's craft beer-brewing industry has been steadily growing for some time, and as the number of craft brewers increases, so does the possibility of business litigation.

Young Michigan entrepreneur starts smart phone case business

A lot of people plan a business with the intention of making that business a long-term effort. But other people plan one business for the short-term, all the while keeping their eyes on other possible ventures down the road.

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