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Lansing Tops List of Midwest Communities Attracting Jobs

Michigan Business Network
May 27, 2015 4:07 PM

Lansing, MI: In a report released by The Hackett Group, Sourcing Location Guide: United States, the Lansing region claimed the top spot for Midwest communities and 4th overall behind Syracuse, Jacksonville, and Tampa in providing a top location for the return of what was once outsourced service industry jobs.

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Great People Skills are Crucial to Small Business Success

Business Next
May 27, 2015 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Michigan-based Susan Maciak, author of "What Are People Skills, Anyway?" Maciak is the CEO of CAMEO, a collaboration of independent consultants with professional experience in education and training, career coaching, business practices and solutions, leadership, marketing, customer service, public relations, communications, information technology and psychology.

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Local Credit Union is a Source for Business Financing

Business Next
May 27, 2015 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, chats with Bill Beardsley, President and CEO of Michigan Business Connection. Since 2004, Michigan Business Connection has supported financing for the state’s small and medium-sized businesses by underwriting and originating commercial loans for financial institutions statewide. It primarily serves Michigan credit unions and its members. It helps manage a portfolio of over $400 million in business loans for these financial institutions.

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Are There Aliens Among Us?

Show Biz Weekly
May 27, 2015 10:00 AM

Taylor Kelsaw, Michael McCallum and Melik Brown talk with Anthony (Tony) Lund and Dr. Christoph Adami, who share important news about this week's upcoming episode of "Through the Wormhole," titled, "Are there Aliens Among us," and hosted by Morgan Freeman. This episode is airing on May 27, on the Science Channel, and features Dr. Christoph Adami, from the department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University. Listen in to hear discussion about whether we share the universe with aliens.

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Lansing Made Loves the Lansing Metropolis

Show Biz Weekly
May 27, 2015 9:00 AM

Taylor Kelsaw and Michael McCallum talk with Melik Brown on his work with Lansing Made and its importance in Michigan. Rebel Pictures is highlighted and the connection it has with Lansing Made. In addition Show Biz Weekly's connection with Lansing Made is discussed.

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How to Hire Beyond the Job Description

Business Next
May 27, 2015 8:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews author and career management coach, JoAnn Corley, Founder and CEO of The Human Sphere, on how to hire with a best fit in mind.

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Protecting Your Business from Fraud and Other Reputational Risks

Business Next
May 26, 2015 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Scott Wolffis, Area Manager for Michigan, Business Banking for Huntington Bank. They discuss how to detect and prevent fraud in your small business, managing the risk presented by your own employees, and how to handle the reputational risks associated with involvement in social media.

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Chris Holman Speaks on Education, Talent Gap and More

Michigan Business Beat
May 26, 2015 1:00 PM

Michigan Business Network CEO, Chris Holman, traveled north to Petoskey, Michigan, on Wednesday, May 20. The excerpts here are the keynote address Mr. Holman shared about his several decade business perspective with an audience at this year's annual NLEA Luncheon, the springtime celebration for several counties in the upper portion of the lower peninsula of Michigan for the group known as the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.

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Technology News for Small Businesses that May Change the Way you Work

This Week in Small Business Technology
May 26, 2015 12:00 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 advances in autonomous trucks, whether self-driving cars will destroy the auto industry, a smart garbage can, Michigan’s advantages in the tech talent race, the fragilities and power deficiencies in mobile phones, and recent changes in how stories are displayed in the Facebook mobile news feed.

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This Week in Small Business-Education, MEDC, Women Start-ups, and More

This Week in Small Business
May 26, 2015 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, Vice President Communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with small business advocate, Chris Holman, about the Creative Education Summit in Lansing, proposals to eliminate the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), mistakes that can sink your small business, the worrisome trend of fewer women starting small businesses, and why the Aerotropolis in southeast Michigan has not taken off.

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