Keeping family businesses strong requires a long-term strategy and realistic planning.
Australia’s STA (formerly ACASPA) has received a sizeable grant for workforce development.
Cindy Boersema takes an unexpected partnership dissolution and builds a sound sole proprietorship.
Legislation would extend a provision allowing the use of SBA 504 loans.
Time is ticking away until the next date for implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Michael König focuses on business planning and growth—every week.
Fred Tracy brings creative solutions to his work in the tent industry.
An effective succession plan encourages a smooth management transition while minimizing transfer taxes.
With interest rates so low, many lenders are finding other ways to profit from loans.
Sun protection, rain protection, health, comfort, energy savings, economy, flexibility and style: they’re all part of the package.
Kevin Kelly increases productivity by implementing forecasting, planning and process strategies.
No matter where you are in the supply chain, a thorough knowledge of flame retardancy leads to well-informed customers—and safer environments.
Nicknamed Dr. Shade, Marc Shellshear is an employee who thinks like a business owner—putting shade expertise and management skills to work.
Matching what you want to say with what they want to hear.
A three-generational take on the Wm. J. Mills & Co. family business.
Achieving sustainability is not a one-time event, but a continuing process. Developing and committing to sustainable practices through designing sustainable buildings, shade products, smart textiles, and manufacturing systems continues to be at the forefront of the worldwide consumer marketplace.
Our impact on the environment has become a major consideration and is driving efforts in the construction industry to be eco-responsible in mineral extraction, materials and component manufacturing, and building infrastructure development. These developments are creating market opportunities for designers and builders of environments.
Corporate leaders are instigating key sustainability initiatives through their own organizations and their markets. Company executives are reporting big rewards for their efforts from their employees, communities, business partners and shareholders.
IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo continues its leadership in this area with custom-designed educational programs that provide business leaders a platform for addressing sustainable trends, materials, technologies and practices that support business growth. Join the specialty fabrics industry as it convenes at this year’s Specialty Fabrics Expo and Advanced Textiles Expo, Oct. 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minn.