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Celebrating Small Businesses in Michigan

Michigan Business Beat
April 24, 2015 7:30 PM

The President of MiQuest, Diane Durance, joins Chris for a quick update on their organization, and how they are preparing for Michigan Celebrates Small Business, which is happening on May 7, 2015.

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Evolve Lifestyle Group, Connecting Students to Opportunities

Michigan Business Beat
April 24, 2015 7:00 PM

Joining us today is Justine Sheu, CEO/Co-Founder, Evolve Lifestyle Group, based in Detroit, Michigan. This company has a great story and vision. She is part of three Detroit millennials, drawn together by a shared vision and experiences as educators, to re-imagine how learning is done.

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Michigan's Proposal 1 - Yes or No?

Michigan Business Beat
April 24, 2015 6:30 PM

Dr. Charles Ballard, Department of Economics, Michigan State University, dives deep into Proposal 1 in Michigan. Charles gives some reasons why Michiganders should be voting “Yes”. He believes it may be the only way to fix our desperate roads while also helping our economy.

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Job Hunting and Position Filling - Finding the Best Fit

Michigan Business Beat
April 24, 2015 6:02 PM

Looking for an employee? Are you an employee looking for a job or career? Well, Edythe Hatter-Williams, CEO, Capital Area Michigan Works!, stopped by to talk about some of the problems that come up while looking to find your best fit.

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How to Network Your Way to Success

Business Next
April 24, 2015 5:30 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Nancy T. Nguyen, MBA, a First Generation American trilingual entrepreneur and the author of The Networking Diary.

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Profile of Care N Assist, a Michigan 50 Company to Watch

Business Next
April 24, 2015 5:18 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Dan Story, owner of Care N Assist, a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. Care N Assist serves clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries, hip or knee replacements needing rehab, chronic conditions requiring support services, and hospice clients who require quality of life support.

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05-13-2015: Healthcare Business Processes

Michigan Business Network
April 24, 2015 12:10 PM

Healthcare Business Processes
May 13-15, 2015 

In an environment filled with technological, regulatory and administrative change, hospitals and practices must serve significantly more patients while accepting lower reimbursement for many services.  It is a “business” model that would not work for most businesses. Learn how to: free up valuable resources by eliminating underutilized resource blocks, increase efficiency by unlocking the potential of data in existing software systems, treat more patients by streamlining work processes, and improve patient satisfaction by reducing wait times.

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IBM Announces a Deal with a Goal of Health Care Transformation

Bottom Line IT
April 23, 2015 8:42 PM

IBM Announces Deal with Apple, Johnson & Johnson, and Medtronic - The Goal is to Transform Health Care. The Holy Grail of healthcare IT management is a computational model that will link together all of the massive computer systems that now hold medical information. IBM is making its bid to accomplish this with Watson, the artificial intelligence of Jeopardy fame. Healthcare isn’t the only industry ripe for disruption through big data amalgamation and analysis. For more information, http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2015/04/13/ibm-announces-deals-with-apple-johnson-johnson-and-medtronic-in-bid-to-transform-health-care/?linkId=13517589&utm_channel=Technology

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The Future of Marketing - How Technology Will Play a Key Role

Bottom Line IT
April 23, 2015 8:06 PM

Marketing is becoming more mobile, transparent, content-driven, user-generated, social, audience-centric, non-Millennial, product-focused, personalized, data-enabled, and precisely measured. Technology is underpinning most of this change. For more information, http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielnewman/2015/04/14/10-top-trends-driving-the-future-of-marketing/?linkId=13533241&utm_channel=Technology

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The Internet of Things and How it Has Already Revolutionized Business

Bottom Line IT
April 23, 2015 5:00 PM

The Internet of Things refers to the increasing number of smart home, car, and lifestyle devices that are connected to the Internet, and to each other. Examples include Sonos home sound systems and Nest app-enabled thermostats. How secure are these devices, and how will their prevalence affect your business? For more information, http://www.forbes.com/sites/energysource/2015/04/14/internet-of-things-weve-been-doing-that-for-25-years/?linkId=13542669&utm_channel=Technology

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