Mitten Money

Tri-Star Trust

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and, in fact, make up 99% of all businesses in the United States. Yet only 50% of them will survive their fifth year in business. Mitten Money host William Zank will focus on helping Michigan-based business owners find answers to the tough questions that will help them succeed. How do I expand my business? What options do I have for retirement? How do I move forward when I feel stuck? Having worked with small business owners throughout his career, William Zank of Tri-Star Trust uses his strong analytical skills to unearth answers to these questions and more on Mitten Money. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or Amazon

Unlimited Paid Time Off with Mark McDaniel, CEO of Cinnaire
Jun 7 2022
Unlimited Paid Time Off with Mark McDaniel, CEO of Cinnaire
Have you ever wished you could get unlimited paid time off? That’s precisely what today’s podcast guest, Mark McDaniel, the CEO of Cinnaire, talks about with host William Zank. Cinnaire is a nonprofit organization that gets involved within the community by offering services such as lending funds, finance development, and managing and building all components of a healthy community. Within this nonprofit, employees are granted unlimited paid time off. Cinnaire wants to find better ways for their team members to feel more valued while also showing their team’s time was valued. What’s the benefit of offering unlimited time off? Cinnaire has seen how productive their employees are when given this freedom. With employee benefits like this, they now hold eight consecutive wins as Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times, the leading business publication for Nonprofit Management. Mark McDaniel graduated from Michigan State University and worked as an architectural planning engineer in his hometown of Kalamazoo, MI. He ended up moving back up to Lansing when he found his love for helping develop affordable housing. He started to get involved with many nonprofits and faith-based organizations. He was able to draw up the Michigan Capital Fund for Housing idea, which ended up transitioning into the Great Lakes Capital Fund in 2002. To learn more about Cinnaire and their team, follow the links below: ( (Mark McDaniel | LinkedIn)
Creating a Conscious Company with Alexander McCobin and Roy Spencer
Dec 7 2021
Creating a Conscious Company with Alexander McCobin and Roy Spencer
Have you ever heard of conscious capitalism? It's perhaps one of the most significant movements presently in the business landscape. Large and small companies alike are all embracing being more conscious. So what is this exactly? According to Conscious Capitalism, Inc. It's driven by the philosophy that business should exist for reasons beyond profit and should work to elevate humanity as a movement has been growing, so too has the interest in joining. Today we have two guests to chat about this. Joining us is Alexander McCobin, CEO of Conscious Capitalism Inc. As you'll see, during the interview, Alex has a big passion for the movement, which has taken him across the globe and spoken to many Fortune 500 business leaders. Also joining us in this discussion is a model company that has elevated humanity through its business, Roy Spencer, President of Perma-Seal Basement Systems. Roy co-founded Perma-Seal 43 years ago, and it has grown into one of the most successful basement waterproofing and foundation repair companies in Chicago. They've worked on nearly half a million homes and received over 6,000 5-star Google Reviews. And they've also been named one of the workplaces in 2021 in the United States. Happy customers and happy employees make for a win-win scenario! In today's episode, listeners will dive headfirst into: Why should companies consider becoming more conscious? What that change to be more conscious means for business. How do people get started with creating a conscious company?