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Impacting Issues in the Human Resources

Michigan Business Beat
July 6, 2015 11:00 AM

Chris headed out of the studio on June 18, to the Lansing Center and this year's SBAM Annual Luncheon. He caught up with Gary B. Kushner SPHR, CBP, who is the President and CEO of Kushner & Company, out of Portage in the Kalamazoo, Michigan vicinity, and a past chair for SBAM and NSBA.

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High School Student Researchers Dive on Shipwrecks in Thunder Bay

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
July 6, 2015 9:00 AM

On the road to Grayling, Michigan, Karl caught-up with a team of Stockbridge High School students returning from a week of “Schools-Out” dives on shipwrecks in Lake Huron.

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A Guide to Exporting and eCommerce

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 4:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Doug Barry, Deputy Director, Global Knowledge Center, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The interview focused on ITA’s Guide to Exporting, now in its 11th edition, and the long-standing key source for U.S companies on exporting and international trade.

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Company Readiness to Export

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 3:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Tunga Kiyak, Managing Director of the Academy of International Business. The interview focused on CORE™ - a Diagnostic Tool created by the International Business Center, at Michigan State University, to assess “organizational readiness” and “product readiness” in an export scenario. CORE™ is a self-assessment tool that will allow you to determine your company's readiness to expand its operations internationally, and ascertain its ability to export a particular product.

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Exporting as Entrepreneurship

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 2:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Jim Foley, Director of Operations, of the Illinois SBDC International Trade Center. Jim has received the Governor of Illinois’ Export Award. He is also the author of The Global Entrepreneur.

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Exporting Competencies Needed

globalEDGE Business Beat
July 3, 2015 1:00 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Jade Sims, International Trade Specialist, in the International Business Center, Michigan State University. The interview focused on core competencies in exporting and international trade.

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Three Jobs of a Marketer (That’s not “Mouseketeer!")

Michigan Business Network
July 3, 2015 12:09 PM

Business guru, Theodore Levitt, said that the purpose of business is to make and keep customers. I agree! To make this happen, you have three jobs as a marketer:

Identify Demand. If you remember your basic economic course, demand is the size of the market that is ready, willing and able to buy (operative word is able). It’s simply finding innovative opportunities to increase revenues and loyalty among current and new customers.

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Craft Beer Industry and the Story of a Master Brewer

Leadership Low Down
July 3, 2015 12:00 PM

Positive passion to pursue one's purpose is the Mike Eme's story. The Master Brewer of Cheboygan Brewing Company was once mentored by one of his current team members.

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Something to Think About - Overtime Pay for Salaried Workers

Week in Review
July 3, 2015 10:00 AM

The Administration is expected to announce new rules within the next month about who qualifies for overtime pay. It affects workers who work more than 40 hours a week.

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A Look Ahead - A Woman's Face on the Ten Dollar Bill and Much More

Week in Review
July 3, 2015 9:00 AM

For the first time in more than a century, a woman’s face will appear on an American bill. The Treasury Department announced it will replace the main image of its own founder, Alexander Hamilton, on the $10 bill, with a woman as yet to be determined.

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