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Need-to-Know Updates Concerning Small Business Association Lending

Michigan Business Beat
August 4, 2015 10:30 AM

Michigan Business Beat took to the road July 23 and 24, ending up both days in Detroit at Motor City Casino for the Small Business Administration's Great Lakes Lenders Conference.

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Small Business and Entrepreneur Mentoring

Michigan Business Beat
August 4, 2015 9:00 AM

Steve Feinman, District Director for Michigan SCORE, and a frequent guest of Michigan Business Beat, spent some time with Chris Holman while they both attended the SBA's Great Lakes Lenders Conference in Detroit, on Thursday, July 23. Feinman serves as a key management leader for small business and entrepreneur mentoring organization, SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business. He reviews SCORE's Mission, and shares some of their highlights from this summer.

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Midwest's Economy - How is it Doing?

Michigan Business Beat
August 3, 2015 6:00 PM

Paul Traub, Senior Business Economist, at the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, delivered a lunchtime keynote on Thursday, July 23, at the Great Lakes Lenders Conference, in Detroit. Chris Holman caught up with him a few minutes after that presentation, to give a synopsis of that talk, and to give a general run-down on the Midwest's economy.

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Great Lakes Lenders Conference - Education, Networking and Awards

Michigan Business Beat
August 3, 2015 5:24 PM

While at the Small Business Administration's Great Lakes Lenders Conference, in Detroit on July 23, Chris Holman sat down with both Constance Logan, Deputy District Director for Small Business Association (SBA) in Michigan, and Dottie Overal, Acting District Director, from the Oklahoma District Office Michigan, U.S.S.B.A.

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Effective Employee Communications Tips and Much More!

This Week in Small Business
August 3, 2015 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, chats with small business advocate, Chris Holman about the Great Lakes Lenders Conference, SBA lending hitting yearly caps, startups in Detroit lagging the national average, effective employee communications tips and top tips for interviewing job candidates for high emotional intelligence.

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Security Issues with Connected Cars, Cybersecurity Insurance and More!

This Week in Small Business Technology
August 3, 2015 1:40 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Linda Daichendt, Executive Director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about security issues with connected cars, the importance of backing up your mobile files, “kill” switches for mobile devices, cybersecurity insurance, the surge in mobile YouTube and mobile technology opportunities in Africa.

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101 Relationship Marketing Tips

Business Next
August 3, 2015 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Brian Basilico, author of It’s Not About You, It’s About Bacon. Brian is a nationally recognized author and speaker (and a self professed geek).

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Using Reverse Psychology as a Sales Tactic

Business Next
August 3, 2015 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Sales Trainer, Joe Marr, owner of Sandler Training in Ann Arbor. Michael and Joe talk about the role of reverse-psychology in sales and marketing.

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Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind - Building Life Skills

The New Perspective
July 31, 2015 4:00 PM

Rina speaks with Gwen Botting, Executive Director of Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind. The mission of Opportunities Unlimited for the Blind is to help build life skills, self-confidence and independence for children and young adults who are blind or have low vision. They discuss the need for Board Members for the organization and how to get involved.

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Art From the Heart Program - Helping Individuals Meet Their Potential

The New Perspective
July 31, 2015 2:28 PM

Rina speaks with Emily Peden, Art Program Director for Peckham's Art From the Heart Program. They discuss the overall goal of Peckham and their Art From the Heart Program, of helping individuals meet their full potentials.

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