Archive for May, 2012

The Economic Tsunami

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by David Saint-Onge

As of January 1, 2012, the oldest of America’s Baby-Boom generation started turning 65 at a rate of 10,000 a day — a trend that will last for the next 19 years. If the realities of this demographic were not enough to overcome, consider the fact that 15 million small businesses across the country are owned by Boomers who are starting to consider retirement and will look to sell their businesses as a means of funding their retirements.  These two monumental issues are the next big economic dilemma facing our region and country.

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How to Manage the Perfect Boss

from businessweek.com

by David Saint-Onge

Although there are examples to the contrary, one thing is relatively certain; your boss is a perfectionist.  Successful businesses are often led by entrepreneurs whose attention to detail and commitment to process borders on demagoguery.  It’s not good enough to do it right, it has to be their way.

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The Staffing Dilemma [INTERVIEW]

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BizWisdom author David Saint-Onge was interviewed by Northern Michigan Business magazine about the challenges facing small business owners looking to hire new staff. The article is called “The Staffing Dilemma”, and you can find it by clicking the link below:

Read Vol. 5 No. 2 — 2012 of Northern Michigan Business Magazine
“A discussion with David Saint-Onge of Black Ink Assets in Marquette. David speaks about workforce development, finding balance in business, current staffing trends and more from an employer’s perspective.”