Many businesses in our region have the potential to expand into the global marketplace. However, many of these businesses lack the time and resources to fully concentrate on exploiting such opportunities. This spring, students in the International School of Business, Global Entrepreneurship class worked with two area businesses to develop plans that assist them in expanding their international operations.
The Lake Linden-based company, NECi Superior Enzymes, is a producer of nitrate detection reagents and test kits that anyone can use [...]
The 2020 Finlandia University graduating class will have a celebration unlike any other. Although the May 21st commencement ceremony will not be in person like previous years, but a virtual ceremony instead, the graduating class will still hear from their student representative, Nicholas Tobey. Tobey has been a successful student and leader in and out of the classroom.
“It is truly an honor that I was selected as the student representative for the 2020 class,” said Tobey. [...]
Students at Finlandia University with a business idea are highly encouraged to apply for the free MTEC SmartStart SmartZone program to develop essential entrepreneurial skills. The SmartZone’s approach is designed to educate and guide entrepreneurs through the process of validating and growing their idea. Upon completion of the program, students will have a more in-depth understanding of what it takes to create a manage a sustainable business.
“For Finlandia students or students in general, this program does a great job of [...]
Matthew C. Lindgren (’08, Accounting) joins Secrest Wardle‘s Troy office as a Partner. Lindgren holds over five years of experience defending a wide range of civil litigation, first and third-party no-fault, premises liability, commercial and business law, and construction matters. He has a strong history of advising his clients as to complex legal issues including subrogation rights, insurance order of priority, Medicare/Medicaid and provider rights. Special needs advocacy is one [...]
On Thursday, February 13 the International School of Business hosted 60 students from six area high schools for a “Business Day at Finlandia.” The event, held at the Finnish American Heritage Center, was organized to introduce high school students to the world of business and to give them a taste of the opportunities that a career in business provides. Business Day at Finlandia was organized by the Finlandia chapter of Business Professionals of America (BPA) to coincide [...]
The relationship between government and business is not something that is always understood by the general public or even business people. Chris Hatton, Legislative Director at the Michigan House of Representatives, recently spoke to FinnU business students about the importance of this relationship.
The government assists business development in a number of ways. This includes providing grants to individual businesses, tax incentives, loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and more.
Former NAFTA Regional Lead at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles speaks with Finlandia students
With a successful career at Fiat Chrysler now behind him, alumnus Stephen Szuber (’77) understands that much of his success depended on his ability to work with people and develop successful professional relationships. That was one of the topics he discussed when he recently spoke to students as part of the Taste of Success alumni lecture series hosted by University External Relations.
Alumnus Stephen Szuber (’77) is set to present on the topic international business at the next A Taste of Success on Thursday, Oct. 3 in Mannerheim Central from 12 to 1 p.m.
Szuber served as the NAFTA Regional Lead for Fiat Chrysler for several years until his recent retirement. He currently resides in Shelby Township, MI and serves as Vice President of the Finlandia Alumni Board and is an active member of the Suomi Roomies alumni group. In his retirement, [...]
Leading the Pride is back this month with businessman, Marko Luoma (’03). Luoma was a Finnish exchange student at Finlandia in the early 2000s and played hockey for the Lions. After spending several years working in the business sector, Luoma and his siblings decided to start their own business called Xport, which focuses on helping businesses break into new international markets.
Listen as host Olivia Myers and Luoma talk about hockey, the business world and why Luoma was in Hancock, MI [...]