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This Week in Small Business Technology
July 27, 2016 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with social media expert Kate Snyder, owner of Piper & Gold Public Relations in Lansing, about the changing demographics of Snapchat, Facebook back-peddling from their role as a news source, eight SEO and social media trends, the implications of Pokemon Go, six key steps to get more business from LinkedIn and how Twitter users are engaging with small businesses.

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Change is good when it leads to small business growth

Business Next
July 27, 2016 2:00 PM

 Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with nationally-known small business advocate Chris Holman about eight ways you can pivot for growth, four consequences of small business success, how change can be good for growth, and seven keys to happy customers.

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Beating data thieves and other tech topics for small business

Business Next
July 27, 2016 1:00 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 how data thieves hook victims — and how to beat them, news about a version of Bluetooth that promises more speed and greater range, and five things that give self-driving cars headaches.

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Live Comedy Recording Comes to Lansing!

Show Biz Weekly
July 27, 2016 12:00 PM

Comedian Jason Carlen returns to SBW. Jason has put together a live comedy recording “Whiskey and Silence” which is coming up July
31st at the Green Door in Lansing, Michigan. The show will also include opening acts Pat Jenkins, Pat Sievert, Dan Currie and Dan Roebuck! The doors open at 7PM, and the show begins with opening acts at 9PM! The show is FREE, but donations are always welcome! 

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Customer Service Matters in Real Estate

Michigan Business Beat
July 26, 2016 5:00 PM

Debbie Barnett, President, Tomie Raines Inc., REALTORS® which recently joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, East Lansing, MI, she stopped by the MBN studio to discuss customer service and why it matters to the continued growth in the real estate market and Michigan's economy with Chris Holman. She reviews a bit of her history with the company. Debbie also notes how 35 Tomie Raines realtors were recently recognized with 2016 Quality Service Gold and Platinum status.  Customer service is a strength of her team, and those skills are being recognized by Bershire Hathaway. 

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Michigan Organization helps Fight Auto Theft

Michigan Business Beat
July 26, 2016 4:00 PM

While up at the 2016 Mackinac Policy Conference Jeffrey caught up with Terri Miller, Executive Director, H.E.A.T. (Help Eliminate Auto Thefts), Detroit, MI. She covers the basic of what HEAT is and does. Terri then discusses some recent legislation passed in Michigan that will assist in discouraging auto theft. She also shares the scope of territory served by HEAT across Michigan.

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Credit Union Fills void in Lending Market

Michigan Business Beat
July 26, 2016 3:00 PM

Joe Campbell, Business Development Officer, LAFCU, Lansing, MI, stopped by the MBN studio to speak with Chris Holman about LAFCU commercial loan offerings. They discuss the role that credit unions have filled in the lending market. Mr. Campbell covers market demand, and describes a bit of that process. He covers how they interact with the SBA as well. Chris then inquires about how LAFCU is doing, and then a bit about CUSA (credit union servicing agency). The pair also remember MSU’s Ron Mason who recently passed, leaving a big void for the university and hockey community.

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The Week In Review For July 18th 2016

Week in Review
July 26, 2016 2:00 PM

Week in Review

The Week in Review for July 18th 2016, a look at business news you may have missed. 

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Pursue Passion and Turn it into Business!

The Trep Talk
July 26, 2016 1:00 PM

The Trep Talk is tackling important and challenging questions from the readers in this podcast. These are questions you might have had yourself and haven't thought to send an email or tag us on Facebook with your question. Treps Nest is here to help, so a Q&A podcast was necessary.

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MBN Celebrates 5 Years! Inaugural Episode With Thomas G. Hamp

Michigan Business Beat
July 26, 2016 12:00 PM

A Michigan Business Round-up on the early ‘Michigan Business Beat’ during July 2011 featured Start-Up of the week, Thomas G. Hamp President of AdviCoach, a business coaching services out of Dewitt, MI. Thomas shares his 25-year story that led to his service. He was one of five participating in that franchise in Michigan at that time. He describes his experiences plugging into a franchise model. MBN founder Chris Holman and Thomas G. Hamp then go into the things Thomas is helping businesses with.

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