I am the owner of The Alternative Board Detroit Metro North. Our corporate office is in Rochester Hills, Michigan. We bring business owners together—similar to a board of directors—and work together to deal with challenges and opportunities we each face in our own businesses. My commitment is to achieve tangible and measurable results designed to increase profitability and life/work balance. I have 30 years of private business ownership experience, across numerous industries including corporate service, specializing in leadership and new business development.
We are proud to offer expertise in operations, recruiting, exit planning, sales/service training and family dynamics in business ownership. Most recently, I was a multi-location business owner and currently own R7 Professional Laundry Services. I attended Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana, and Washburn Trade, Chicago, Illinois.
Human Resources (HR) is an area that seems to cause most business owners the highest amount of stress. Unfortunately, without an HR Department, HR ...Read more
April 2019 Board Meeting Start building HR early 1. Consider contracting out your HR position if you currently do not have, cannot afford a full ...Read more
April 2019 Board Meeting Do You Clearly Communicate Your Company’s Aspirations/Goals? As the leaders of our companies – one of the most important ...Read more
Virtual Office Space Dos and Don'ts You’re ready to give your business an impressive corporate presence, but you’re not willing to plunk down ...Read more
Any business that doesn’t place a high priority on employee appreciation is likely one that sees a fair degree of employee turnover. Back in the day, ...Read more
Somewhere along the line, the idea of a serious, no-fun-zone workplace became institutionalized among American businesses. For a long time, that ...Read more
In the past 30 plus years I’ve spoken to many business owners who have encountered cash flow issues over the course of running their businesses. The ...Read more
It takes a lot of smarts, experience, vision, intuition and skill to be an effective CEO or business owner. But all leaders must be mindful that ...Read more
Vendors may not seem like a high-priority constituency to most CEOs and business owners, but in fact, a strong business-vendor relationship can ...Read more