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The Boomer Boom

The Boomer Boom

Auto dealers are rethinking their marketing pitches and returning to traditional sales practices as new data shows baby boomers now make up almost 50 percent of all new-car buyers in the United States.

January / February 2014
2014 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide

2014 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide

The Auto Dealership Consumer Guide offers detailed information on 220 individual dealers in the five-county region (data by Dominion Cross Sell, DBusiness Research).

January / February 2014

Full Steam Ahead for State's Economy

A rebound in domestic auto sales, fewer taxes and regulations, and a right-to-work labor market are propelling continued growth in Michigan. But headwinds loom at the national level, including the rollout of Obamacare and a sharp run-up in disability payments.

November/December 2013
2013 Michigan Franchise Report

2013 Michigan Franchise Report

The economic recession slowed the franchise industry, both in Michigan and across the nation, but the sector still added more jobs than any other business category since 2008. Now the industry is poised to make more progress.

September/October 2013

Franchise Sit-Down Restaurants in Michigan 2013*

Ranked by Number of Units

September/October 2013

The Best Practice

DBusiness honors six young lawyers nominated by our readers and their peers in our first-ever tribute.

July / August 2013

A Winning Shot

Northern Michigan’s golf industry hopes for a repeat of play.

May / June 2013
Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

How the owner of three golf clubs in metro Detroit survived the 2008 global financial crisis by dropping stringent membership requirements, developing a unique hotel partnership, and introducing offerings to appeal to time-starved executives.

May / June 2013
The Alliance Business

The Alliance Business

Why once-bitter rivals in the automotive industry are becoming the best of friends.

March / April 2013
Gaining Momentum

Gaining Momentum

Automotive dealerships in the region are driving increased sales of cars, trucks, and accessories, but no one can rest on their laurels.

January / February 2013

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