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Sharing the Smart Business Hustle

The Trep Talk
September 24, 2016 11:00 AM

Starting a magazine today for entrepreneurs and small businesses means it has to be cutting edge, have the kind of articles and information that entrepreneurs need and crave. Including hard-earned lessons that are taught along the way will make it one of the leading resources for entrepreneurs – one started by someone with a vision. That someone is Raymon Ray - remember that name. Sharing the challenges, celebrating the successes and chronicling the hustle of today's small business entrepreneurs was his goal – and he’s reached it.

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Community Roundtable International Business Breakfast, pt. 3

Michigan Business Beat
September 23, 2016 6:00 PM

From the 2016 International Business Breakfast excerpts from the community roundtable feature remarks by Russell D. Glasby, Director of Sales, Treetops Resort. Irene Savoyat - Co-Director, AMTA , NCTMB, Creative Wellness. Kellie Dean, Dean Transportation and Lansing Promise Scholarship Program. Then Chris Holman jumps into the introduction of Michigan’s US Senators.

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Community Roundtable Continued from 2016 International Business Breakfast

Michigan Business Beat
September 23, 2016 1:30 PM

From the 2016 International Business Breakfast excerpts from the community roundtable feature remarks by Nicole Noll-Williams Director, Marketing and Passenger Development, Capital Regional International Airport. Patrick Dean, Business Development, Dean Transportation. Jason Cords, General Manager, Shaheen Chevrolet. Chuck Hadden,  President & CEO, Michigan Manufacturers Association. Russell D. Glasby, Director of Sales, Treetops Resort.

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Take A Business Trip to Outer Space with Tony Veranci

Michigan Business Beat
September 22, 2016 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher caught up with MEDC's Tony Vernaci. Here's their latest discussion! Vernaci says the state’s aerospace assets continue to amaze me and quite frankly, I believe they are much more significant than many realized. 

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Community Roundtable at International Business Breakfast

Michigan Business Beat
September 22, 2016 3:00 PM

From the 2016 International Business Breakfast on September 12th at Eagle Eye Golf Club, we share excerpts from the community roundtable. The featured remarks include reports by Bob Trezise, President and CEO, LEAP, (Lansing Economic Area Partnership). Tim Daman, President & CEO, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce. Paula Cunningham Michigan State Director AARP. Nicole Noll-Williams Director, Marketing and Passenger Development, Capital Regional International Airport.

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Fly High with Capital Regional International Airport!

Michigan Business Beat
September 22, 2016 2:00 PM

While on hand for MBN's inaugural International Business Breakfast, Jeffrey spoke with Capital Regional International Airport’s Nicole Noll-Williams Director, Marketing and Passenger Development. She reviews the latest from the airport including new flights and other opportunities. The interview is followed by excerpts from the International Business Breakfast. MBN's Chris Holman continues his community welcome, and roundtable. You’ll hear from Bryan Bogardus, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, AF Group.  

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Time To "Dig Deep" With the Agriculture Development Division!

Michigan Business Beat
September 22, 2016 1:00 PM

Monday September 12th, Michigan Business Network Hosted its first International Business Breakfast, at Eagle Eye Golf Club, Bath, MI. Here, Jeffrey speaks with Peter Anastor - Director, Agriculture Development Division, Michigan Dept Ag. & Rural Development. The interview is followed by excerpts from AF Group video, and Chris Holman’s welcome.

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Is rural Michigan missing out on municipal broadband?

Business Next
September 22, 2016 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, chats with tech expert Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about rural access to municipal broadband, how women can be successful business leaders, apps that can help improve your sales and productivity and tech tools that can assist your sales force.

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Key things you need to know about your small business retirement plan

Business Next
September 22, 2016 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Rich Tegge, owner of Wealth Strategy Group in Marquette, about new Department of Labor rules regarding small business retirement plans. Among other things, he discusses new fiduciary rules, fee benchmarking, conflict of interest issues, Simple IRA plans and an Education Policy Statement.

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Social Media Insights

This Week in Small Business Technology
September 22, 2016 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Veronica Gracia-Wing, associate strategist for Piper & Gold Public Relations in Lansing about how to respond to negativity on social media, the growth of social commerce, eleven visual design tips for social media (parts one and two), how to stay out of legal trouble when creating social media content and how to effectively use social media surveys.

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