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Around the State

Around the State, hosted by SBDC Michigan, provides counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate. The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic wellbeing by providing counseling, training and research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. Their headquarters is at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, 11 regional offices and more than 20 satellite offices, they provide entrepreneurs and business owners with convenient access to counseling and training throughout Michigan. SBDC staff from 'across the state' of Michigan contribute content of interviews as the collective hosts of Around the State on Michigan Business Network. Archived content from 2015 are interviews done by MBN contributor Andy Hayes of NLEA, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.

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Recent Posts

Get to Know the Washtenaw Community College Entrepreneurship Center

Around the State
August 25, 2017 2:00 PM

On this episode of SBDC's Around the State is Claire Abraham and Kristin Gapske of the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC. The Entrepreneurship Center at WCC is open to the community and offers workshops and counseling for entrepreneurs. They hold an annual pitch competition and boot camps for specific industries. There are many resources available through the Entrepreneurship Center for those who need help with their business.

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DBA or LLC? What's right for your small business?

Around the State
August 25, 2017 1:00 PM

On this episode of SBDC's Around the State Matt Budds from RCO Law talks about DBAs and LLCs and common myths about setting up this type of business. He also covers some of the differences between DBAs and LLCs.

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First Hand Experience with the Ups and Downs of a Small Business

Around the State
April 27, 2017 11:00 AM

Ryan Dost and Adam McCauley, provide an overview of their business, Sandlot Sports, and the various ups and downs of owning a small business. Sandlot Sports has been awarded the MI-SBDC Great Lakes Bay Region Best Small Business award, as well as The Main Street USA Award.

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Broadcasting Company Wins Regional Small Business Award

Around the State
April 27, 2017 10:00 AM

Blarney Stone Broadcasting co-owner and president, Sheryl Coyne is a recent awardee of the MI-SBDC Northeast Michigan Best Small Business award. Sheryl talks about her growing company how the MI-SBDC has helped.

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Unique Technology Startup

Around the State
April 26, 2017 5:00 PM

Micro-LAM Technologies CEO, Deepak Ravindra, discusses his unique startup business and the specialties it has to offer. The challenges and successes Deepak has faced are discussed, as well as the future plans of the company.

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Entrepreneur YOU Conferences Coming to Michigan

Around the State
March 8, 2017 3:00 PM

Recently Hanna Burmeister Marketing Manager Michigan SBDC spoke with Kris Ridings, Assistant Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives at the Michigan Women's Foundation. The Michigan Women's Foundation is hosting three Entrepreneur YOU conferences around the state in March. Female entrepreneurs will spend the day learning how to launch or grow their business and making valuable connections with other attendees.

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02-13-2017: Marketing Mondays

Around the State
February 7, 2017 7:00 PM

5 Insanely Actionable SEO Hacks to Drive More Traffic and Cash-in-Hand Leads

Every business needs and wants more traffic and leads. They especially want traffic and leads that are going to pay. SEO (Search Engine Optimization), if done correctly, can create a virtual juggernaut that will continually generate loads of leads and traffic.

 

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Good for Grand Rapids

Around the State
February 7, 2017 1:00 PM

“Good for Grand Rapids” is a Local First initiative that brings together and celebrates companies using business as a force for good. These companies have a demonstrated commitment to positive environmental and social change in Grand Rapids and beyond. “Good for Grand Rapids” inspires, equips and celebrates Grand Rapids companies that create high-quality jobs, stronger communities and a healthier Great Lakes region. It offers resources and best practices for sustainability and social good. “Good for Grand Rapids” welcomes and encourages all companies to participate, even if they don’t decide to become a certified B-Corp.

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SBA featured services that are available for consumers

Around the State
December 21, 2016 3:00 PM

This segment of Around the State features an interview with Marianne O'Brien Markowitz Regional Administrator for the Small Business Administration (SBA) about SBA featured services that are available for consumers.

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MCDC. 504 loan information and refinance programs for small businesses

Around the State
December 21, 2016 12:00 PM

This segment of Around the State features an interview with Mark Williams, President of MCDC (Michigan Certified Development Center)providing information about the MCDC. 504 loan information and refinance programs for small businesses.

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