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Protecting Your Business from Fraud and Other Reputational Risks

Business Next
May 26, 2015 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Scott Wolffis, Area Manager for Michigan, Business Banking for Huntington Bank. They discuss how to detect and prevent fraud in your small business, managing the risk presented by your own employees, and how to handle the reputational risks associated with involvement in social media.

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Chris Holman Speaks on Education, Talent Gap and More

Michigan Business Beat
May 26, 2015 1:00 PM

Michigan Business Network CEO, Chris Holman, traveled north to Petoskey, Michigan, on Wednesday, May 20. The excerpts here are the keynote address Mr. Holman shared about his several decade business perspective with an audience at this year's annual NLEA Luncheon, the springtime celebration for several counties in the upper portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan for the group known as the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.

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Technology News for Small Businesses that May Change the Way you Work

This Week in Small Business Technology
May 26, 2015 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Linda Daichendt, Executive Director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about advances in autonomous trucks, whether self-driving cars will destroy the auto industry, a smart garbage can, Michigan’s advantages in the tech talent race, the fragilities and power deficiencies in mobile phones, and recent changes in how stories are displayed in the Facebook mobile news feed.

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This Week in Small Business-Education, MEDC, Women Start-ups, and More

This Week in Small Business
May 26, 2015 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with small business advocate, Chris Holman, about the Creative Education Summit in Lansing, proposals to eliminate the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), mistakes that can sink your small business, the worrisome trend of fewer women starting small businesses, and why the Aerotropolis in southeast Michigan has not taken off.

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Being Thoughtful and Polite Can Promote Better Business Success

Business Next
May 26, 2015 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Lydia Ramsey, author of Manners That Sell: Adding the Polish That Builds Profits. Ramsey is an international business etiquette expert and professional speaker on being thoughtful and polite, and how it can promote better business success.

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Sparrow Plaza and Cancer Center - Designed with the Future in Mind

Michigan Business Beat
May 25, 2015 2:00 PM

Sparrow Health System President and CEO, Dennis Swan, takes some time after the Ground Breaking ceremony to speak with Jeffrey Mosher about the upcoming Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center, designed with the future in mind, designed to adapt to new technologies and be mindful of the latest in cancer patient care. The segment concludes with more excerpts from the May 15th celebration.

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Philanthropists Help Make Sparrow Plaza and Cancer Center Possible

Michigan Business Beat
May 25, 2015 1:00 PM

The campaign, which has raised $6.5 million to-date, for the upcoming Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center would not be where it is without the efforts of James Herbert, CEO, of Neogen. James speaks with Jeffrey about his commitment to Sparrow Health System, along with how he and his wife Judith are both cancer survivors. Then more excerpts from that celebration May 15th in Lansing, MI.

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Groundbreaking Celebration for Sparrow Health System

Michigan Business Beat
May 25, 2015 12:00 PM

On Friday, May 15, a several year vision took the next step forward, as Sparrow Health System, in Lansing, Michigan, held the Groundbreaking Celebration for the upcoming Sparrow Plaza and Herbert-Herman Cancer Center. Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Dr. James Herman, an Oncologist with Sparrow, along with his wife Susan, of East Lansing. They played a part in making this new center possible through community philanthropy. We then hear some excerpts from the ceremony before the shovels hit the ground.

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Lobbyist of the Year Shares about the Importance of Being an Influencer

Leadership Low Down
May 25, 2015 11:00 AM

If leadership is defined as influence, then certainly Stephanie Johnson influences the Influencers and decision makers of our state. Discover how this farm girl grew up to become Lobbyist of the Year, and complete a fellowship at the American Institute for Foreign Studies in London. Today Ms. Johnson is the President and Managing Partner of Capitol Services, a multi-client, issue based, government consulting firm.

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It is Time for Golf - Are you Ready?

Michigan Business Beat
May 25, 2015 10:00 AM

How is the golf industry doing? How are the courses this year? Well, one of the guys who can bring a ton of insight is Nicholas Steward. Nick is the Head Golf Professional at Walnut Hills Golf Club, which is now offering corporate memberships.

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