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Tips and Advice to Better Manage Your Small Business Sales Process

Business Next
February 5, 2016 7:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with sales trainer and coach, Greg Coyne, of Gerry Weinberg and Associates Sandler Training. Greg joined the Sandler Sales team in June 2012, as a sales trainer and sales force developer. Greg has been actively involved with Sandler Training since 2009. He has almost 10 years of success in sales and business development in the advertising industry. Michael and Greg discuss how to better manage issues of behavior and attitude for yourself and your sales team.

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Flint Water Crisis and Tesla Motors

Michigan Business Beat
February 5, 2016 6:30 PM

In this week's edition of the MIRS report, hear how the business community's response to the Flint water crisis means the state can spend more money addressing some of the longer-term impacts of the lead in the city's municipal water supply. Also, listen to how Tesla Motors is trying to maneuver around state law, so it can sell cars in Michigan under its current business model.

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2016 Keynote at the Lansing Economic Club - General Motors' Mark Reuss

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 5, 2016 5:30 PM

The January 2016 keynote of the Lansing Economic Club was given by Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President Global Product Development, General Motors. This segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat captures a portion of that keynote address, as it applies to GM’s competitiveness, Lansing as a strategic hub for some of GM’s products, and an outlook of where GM is heading in the future.

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Top Selling International Business Textbooks

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 5, 2016 4:30 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Charles Hill, Hughes & Katherine Blake Endowed Professor, in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. They talk about Charles leading textbooks in international business – the long version of the text, titled International Business (now in its 11th edition); and the short version titled, Global Business Today (now in its 9th edition).

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Academy of International Business-Overview and Inventory of Activities

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 5, 2016 3:30 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Tunga Kiyak, Managing Director of the Academy of International Business (AIB). Tomas and Tunga have worked together as Executive Director and Managing Director, respectively, of the Academy of International Business since January 2004.

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Assessment of Performance Outcomes in Marketing

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 5, 2016 2:30 PM

Tomas Hult speaks with Neil Morgan, PetSmart Distinguished Professor in Marketing Chair, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, about assessment of performance outcomes in marketing, and why the correct performance variables are critical for companies.

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International Business Education at Community Colleges 2016

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 5, 2016 1:30 PM

Chris Holman, Founder of the Michigan Business Network, and Tomas Hult, Host of the globalEDGE Business Beat on MBN, dialogue about international business education at some of the nation’s 1200 community colleges. These community colleges educate nearly half of the students in the country, and are an important part of making the country globally competitive.

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Are You Up-To-Date on Credit Card Chip Technology?

Business Next
February 5, 2016 1:27 PM

Small businesses are implementing chip-enabled (EMV) credit card technology at varying rates. But it's important to get on board. SBAM's Vice President Communications, Michael Rogers, gets advice and insights from Independent Bank credit card experts, Anna Sperling and Elizabeth Rose.

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CAM Inducts New Chairman and New Members to its Board of Directors

Michigan Business Network
February 5, 2016 1:18 PM

Bloomfield Hills, MI: At the 130th Annual Meeting of the Construction Association of Michigan (CAM), held February 3, 2016 at MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit, the association's new officers and directors who will serve on the 2016 Board of Directors were installed. CAM's New Chairman of the Board is Giuseppe (Joe) Palazzolo, president of Detroit Spectrum Painters, Inc., based in Warren. Palazzolo is a 30-year+ construction industry veteran whose company specializes in commercial, industrial and residential painting and wall covering. He has been a CAM Member since 1992.

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02-17-2016: Diversity A Big Value for Your Small Business

Michigan Business Network
February 5, 2016 12:58 PM

LEAP
February 17, 2016, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

This session will focus on how diversity and inclusion can impact the bottom-line for your small business. Moderated by Jose Yanez, Owner, Full Circle Financial Planning. Attendees will take part in a Q & A session.

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