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Labor Market Update

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 3:00 PM

regional businessLuke Bunge joins us here, economic analyst with the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives. He lets us know exactly what is happening in that labor market and gives us insight on how those figures are calculated. There is an amazing parallel with the numbers on the Michigan Future Business Index sponsored by the Accident Fund Insurance Company. You’ll find out all about it right here in this interview.

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How Sports Stardom Helped Lead to Business Success

Business Next
January 29, 2015 2:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), presents excerpts of a keynote address by entrepreneur and business owner Andre Hutson, who was a member of the 2000 National Championship basketball team at Michigan State University. He spoke at the Youth Entrepreneurship Conference in Lansing, where high school and middle school students from mid-Michigan presented business plans and competed for thousands of dollars in prize money. Hutson talked about his upbringing and basketball career, and how his sports experience helped propel his business success. 

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03-26-2015: BLM 2015 LEADERSHIP SUMMIT: BUILDING A NEW MICHIGAN

Michigan Business Network
January 29, 2015 2:05 PM

BLM 2015 New Michigan Summit
Thursday, March 26, 2015 8:00am-12:00pm

Hear how the New Michigan strategy is critical to accelerating Michigan’s economic growth and how other states are transforming their economies.

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02-03-2015: Legislative Conference

Michigan Business Network
January 29, 2015 1:57 PM

Michigan Society of Association Executives
Tuesday, February 3, 2015 10:00am-6:00pm

The Michigan Society of Assocation Executives cordially invites you to participate and engage in its annual Legislative and Public Policy Conference Tuesday, Feb. 3 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at the Capitol in Lansing, Mich. As the premier legislative and public policy conference in Lansing, this can't miss event for association executives, lobbyists, organization board members, government affairs directors and public policy wonks promises a balanced and thought provoking discussion and analysis on legislation and public policy

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Dave Smith's Entrepreneurial Spirit

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 1:46 PM

entrepreneur This one is simply a profile of a small business that kept getting bigger. Dave Smith joins us, he is a Mac dealer in Lansing, Michigan. How he got started and how he stepped over that entrepreneurial edge and kind of fell into some real slow, steady growth, and great success. That story and the insights you need to know for growing your business in this segment.

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the impact of events and festivals on the state of Michigan

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 1:42 PM

eventsWe're on the road in this segment at the Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI. There are great happenings up here and Governor Rick Snyder saw fit to reward the whole affair by sending his Press Secretary, Judy Robinson. So, we’re going to spend a little time with her and talk about the importance that events like Snowfest have on the state as a whole.

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Tips for Boosting Your Chances of Getting a Business Loan

Business Next
January 29, 2015 1:30 PM

financeMichael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), talks with Perry Ballard, owner of Manager Perceived Value and a veteran SCORE counselor with decades of experience in assisting small business owners with entrepreneurial success. Perry has useful tips and advice on how to craft an effective loan proposal and boost your chances of getting the money you need to grow your business.

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How to build exponential growth

Business Beat
January 29, 2015 1:26 PM

regional businessAll business owners would love to build exponential growth and that is exactly what we are talking about today with Loch McCabe, president and CEO of Shepherd Advisors.

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Hollywood Dream Updates with Award Winning local filmmaker Travis Hayward

Show Biz Weekly
January 29, 2015 12:45 PM

Award winning filmmaker Travis Hayward joins us as co-host and delivers some updates on the great things happening in his career. Currently working as a cinematographer on a film with local writer/actor/producer DJ Perry, Travis talks about his trip out to Nevada to capture the images for this sci-fi/western! Then Travis co-host the rest of the show as we discuss Hollywood gossip, award shows, actors, and more.

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Tips on How to Launch a Novel New Food Product

Business Next
January 29, 2015 12:20 PM

On this segment Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) has an entrepreneurial profile from the Making it in Michigan conference in Lansing. He talks with Bobbiesee Ku of Go Fusion Foods. Go Fusion Foods offers Asian-themed hot pockets with flavors such as Lemongrass Curry, Pepper Chicken and Braised Tariyaki. They have received considerable assistance from Michigan State University in growing their retail food distribution channel.

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