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Shoppers Urged to Buy Nearby, Support Northern Michigan Retailers This Summer and Year-Round

Michigan Business Network
August 4, 2015 1:30 PM

TRAVERSE CITY, MI: Northwest Michigan business owners from Traverse City today joined James P. Hallan of the Michigan Retailers Association (MRA) to remind residents that where they spend their shopping dollars during Friday’s Downtown Street Sale and throughout the year matters a great deal to Michigan’s local communities and state and local economies.

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Export Opportunities for Small Businesses

Michigan Business Beat
August 4, 2015 12:00 PM

Chris gets to talk some international businesses while at the Great Lakes Lenders Conference, in Detroit, on July 23. He catches up with John R. O'Gara, Regional Manager of the Export Solutions Group for the U.S. Small Business Administration, based in Detroit. He lets the Michigan Business community understand more about his department, and then shares the latest activities for them, especially through the U.S. Export Assistance Centers.

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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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