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Figuring 0ut Who the Decision Maker is in the Sales Process

Business Next
July 7, 2015 8:30 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with sales trainer and business coach, Greg Coyne, of Gerry Weinberg and Associates Sandler Training, about the decision-making process involved in sales negotiations. A key factor: where, and by who, is the decision going to be made?

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Alongside Night Movie Videos Go On Sale!

Michigan Business Network
July 7, 2015 7:03 AM

LANSING, MI, July 6, 2015 - Lansing Merchant, Liberty Coin Service, To Handle Wholesale Distribution.

On July 6, the Blu-Ray/DVD 3-disc Combo Pack of the Kevin Sorbo movie, Alongside Night, will be released. The prophetic action thriller, based on the 1979 book of the same name, is endorsed by three-time presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul. It explains much of how the world’s financial system has deteriorated, including the current debt problems in Greece and Puerto Rico. Lansing coin dealer, Liberty Coin Service will handle the wholesale distribution of the film as well as being one of the retail merchants stocking the product. The national sales campaign kicks off July 8 in Las Vegas, the city where the movie was filmed.

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Does Google Have a Legitimate Competitor -- DuckDuckGo Thinks So!

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2015 9:00 PM

Google controls a large percentage of the online search market, and it’s been years since any competitor like Yahoo, Bing, or Ask were considered a threat to its dominance.  DuckDuckGo is an upstart search engine that does not track or collect information on its users. In the era of Snowden, spying from the US government and foreign governments, and a host of businesses using personal data, DuckDuckGo is increasingly the search engine of choice for people looking to keep their information private.

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We Were Warned about the Security Risks of the Internet

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2015 7:00 PM

We were warned about the security risks of the internet -- but we weren’t paying attention. In May 1998, a group of hackers called L0pht testified before a Senate panel on the massive security loopholes that were built into the nascent Internet.

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Your Amazon Orders May be Coming Via Drone in the Next Year

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2015 5:00 PM

Amazon made waves last year when it acquired drone technology from several startups. Once the Federal Aviation Administration finalizes regulations for commercial drone usage, Amazon plans to use drones to make deliveries of goods ordered through their site.

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Internet Providers Adding Dramatically Faster Connections in Michigan

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2015 3:00 PM

Comcast plans to offer higher-speed residential Internet service – to about 1.5 million homes in Michigan markets by next month.

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Samsung Mobile Phones found Vulnerable

Bottom Line IT
July 6, 2015 1:00 PM

Samsung phones are encrypted by default, but the language packs that are optional add-ons for text entry are unencrypted. The exploit can be used to give an attacker system user level access, along with the ability to steal data such as passwords, bank logins, and private information. Samsung is working on updates to try and fix the loophole.

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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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