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T-Shirt Trend Leads to Successful Business Idea

Business Next
March 3, 2015 3:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks to DeShawn Leonard, owner of Lansing based Winner's Catalog. The Winner's Catalog is a t-shirt company that capitalizes on the trend of wearing a shirt with a picture of you wearing a shirt with another picture on it.

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Business Spotlight on Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc.

Business Next
March 3, 2015 8:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Lester Keepper, president and CEO of Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc., the leading consultative air testing laboratory in the United States. Named one of Michigan's 50 Companies to Watch in 2014, Prism's advanced lab, FTIR expertise, and proprietary testing technology has benefited Fortune 500 companies and IAQ professionals across the country and internationally.

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Recent Bank Hacking by Russians

This Week in Small Business Technology
March 2, 2015 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about recent MTAM events and activities, Russians hacking banks, mobile phone users yearn for longer battery life, cellphones using WiFi and Sprint offering a 12 gb data plan.

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Young Entrepreneur Academy

Michigan Business Beat
March 2, 2015 2:00 PM

What is the Michigan Chamber of Commerce doing about young and aggressive, innovative people who want to start business as well? We are going to spend a little time here with Bob Thomas, senior director of operations and executive director of the Michigan Chamber Foundation. We are going to talk about the upcoming new Young Entrepreneur Academy that they have started.

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What Happens When Environmental and Entrepreneurial Passion Combine?

Business Next
March 2, 2015 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Yvonne LeFave, president of Go Green Trikes, LLC. Go Green Trikes is a new smart local green delivery service in the Greater Lansing area that launched on Earth Day April 22, 2014. They use heavy duty electric-assist trikes, through April and November, that are capable of carrying 600 pounds payloads and going 15 mph for up to 100 miles.

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Potential Changes Could be Seen at Your Favorite Pub

Michigan Business Beat
March 2, 2015 11:00 AM

In this segment Chris speaks with Scott Ellis, executive director of the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association headquartered in Lansing, MI tells us a little bit about some of the challenges that could affect your favorite local pub as well as the legislative changes that need to be made.

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Mini Maker Space Encouraging Creativity in Kids

Business Next
February 27, 2015 5:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Melissa Allen, owner of The Mini Maker Space, Lansing’s newest kid focused maker space. Maker spaces focus on teaching the community how to make and create things. The Mini Maker Space does the same thing, but for kids. Creativity and curiosity are encouraged in a safe environment, with hands on teaching.

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Business Spotlight on Choose Friendship Company

Business Next
February 27, 2015 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president of communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks to Jenna Smart, business development manager at Choose Friendship Company a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2014. Choose Friendship Company is a manufacturer of craft kits for children and teens.

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Small Business Leaders Meet in Phoenix

This Week in Small Business
February 27, 2015 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with small business advocate Chris Holman about what he learned from attending the latest National Small Business Association board meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Michael and Chris also talk about financing health care, the controversy over Michigan’s MEGA tax credits, tips for hiring millennials and crafting effective business plans.

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Focus on Michigan Business

Michigan Business Beat
February 27, 2015 2:00 PM

In this segment we focus on all things business and all things Michigan. We will get a little update on the Michigan Political Leadership Program, buildings and businesses keeping up with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the late Charlie Cain inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. All that and more when we spend a little time with Charlie’s sister, Carol L. Cain, CBS 62 Senior Producer, Detroit Free Press Columnist, and host of Michigan Matters.

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