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Tech Gadgets and Gear for Small Business Success

Business Next
March 5, 2015 8:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Tony Merlo, the owner of SmarterPhones.net and a member of the association’s Leadership Council. Tony is Michael’s go-to guy on all kinds of tech topics related to small business gadgets, gear and mobile devices. Tony talks today about dealing with quirky mobile phone problems, integrating mobile tech into your small business work environment, and tech tips for attracting new customers. We also get an Apple Watch update, news about self-driving cars and virtual reality.

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Small Business Tune-Up Suggestions

Business Next
March 5, 2015 6:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews business coach and consultant Tom Borg. They talk about the pros and cons of short-term employees, working with your sales team, small business tune-up suggestions, and building a healthy communications environment.

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Revamped Effort to Eliminate State Film Subsidies

Michigan Business Beat
March 4, 2015 3:00 PM

In this week's edition MIRS editor Kyle Melinn talks about a revamped effort to eliminate the state's film subsidies as a new budget-cutting move eliminates a chunk of their funding. Also, a state House committee began discussions on updating the state's energy law. Melinn breaks down the reason why the subject is coming back.

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National Poetry Month Local Events

The New Perspective
March 4, 2015 2:32 PM

In this segment we speak with Laurie Hollinger. Laurie is a poet and writer who talks to us about National Poetry month and the events going on in the area.

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How Can Tart Cherries Improve your Health?

Michigan Business Beat
March 4, 2015 2:00 PM

In this segment I am speaking with Michelle White, president and founder of Cherry Works by Michelle's Miracle, we discuss the health benefits of consuming tart cherries. Tart cherries are a dietary supplement that provide you with antioxidants, potassium, vitamin A and beta-carotene, and melatonin. Stay tuned to learn more about the variety of health benefits that Michelle's Miricales provide.

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CAE Exam Insights and Tips

Association Impact
March 4, 2015 1:52 PM

If you are currently working towards your hours and plan to sit for the CAE Exam, you don’t want to miss this show. Listen in as Cheryl and Sue Radwan, MEd., ARM, CAE, SM, owner of Leading Edge Mentoring, who is also an instructor with Cheryl for MSAE’s CAE Prep Course, discuss strategies to approach the CAE designation. Cheryl and Sue discuss highlights from the 3rd edition of Professional Practices in Association Management.

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03-26-2015: ITS America Freight Symposium

Michigan Business Network
March 4, 2015 1:30 PM

ITS America
March 26 - 27

Register today to join ITS America and our co-hosts, Caltrans, Contra Costa Transportation Authority, the Port of Long Beach, and ITS California at the Advancing an Intelligent Freight Network symposum March 26 - 27 as we explore the smarter movement of goods in the 21st century.

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T-Shirt Trend Leads to Successful Business Idea

Business Next
March 3, 2015 3:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks to DeShawn Leonard, owner of Lansing based Winner's Catalog. The Winner's Catalog is a t-shirt company that capitalizes on the trend of wearing a shirt with a picture of you wearing a shirt with another picture on it.

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Business Spotlight on Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.

Business Next
March 3, 2015 8:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Lester Keepper, president and CEO of Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc., the leading consultative air testing laboratory in the United States. Named one of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch in 2014, Prism's advanced lab, FTIR expertise, and proprietary testing technology has benefited Fortune 500 companies and IAQ professionals across the country and internationally.

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Recent Bank Hacking by Russians

This Week in Small Business Technology
March 2, 2015 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about recent MTAM events and activities, Russians hacking banks, mobile phone users yearn for longer battery life, cellphones using WiFi and Sprint offering a 12 gb data plan.

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