Month: July 2016

LawnGuru hints at the direction Michigan’s economy is taking

That sounds unlikely, even ridiculous, at least to those in the “old” economy: A start-up lawn care service in Ann Arbor just got some venture capital guys to invest $1 million. But understanding why this investment makes sense will help us see where Michigan’s economy may be headed. The company is called LawnGuru and offers …

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Small businesses remain optimistic about Michigan’s economy

Michigan small business executives have a positive view of the state’s economy and expect earnings to remain flat, according to the June 2016 Michigan Future Business Index released Tuesday. Only 19% of business leaders had a pessimistic view of their profits, while more than a third said they expected an increase in profits. That’s down …

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