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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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Farmers Markets Benefit Entrepreneurs and Small Business

Around the State
December 14, 2016 12:00 PM

Around the State, hosted by SBDC Michigan, provides counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate. This segment features and interview with Jason Gold, Marketing manager of the Dixboro Farmers Market.  

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Defining ‘economic inclusion’

Around the State
December 14, 2016 11:00 AM

Around the State, hosted by SBDC Michigan, provides counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate. This segment features an interview with Jamaal Ewing, Economic Inclusion Specialist at the Michigan SBDC.

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Ethical Decisions for Business Issues

Around the State
December 14, 2016 10:00 AM

Around the State, hosted by SBDC Michigan, provides counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate. This segment features an interview with Director Michael DeWilde of the Business Ethics Initiative for the Seidman College of Business of Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI.

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SBA's Role to lending

Around the State
December 14, 2016 9:00 AM

Around the State, hosted by SBDC Michigan, provides counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate.

This segment features an interview with Lender Relations Specialist, Romy Ancog of the Small Business Association (SBA). Romy provides information about how the SBA does in reguards to lending. He also has some insights on environmental topics in relation to commercial property, specifically buying/selling.

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Inaugural episode of SBDC's Around the State

Around the State
December 13, 2016 5:00 PM

'Around the State' has provided a look at businesses and issues all around Michigan the past few years. Several organizations have contirbuted content to this program. 2013-'15 Andy Hayes of NLEA, the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance hosted this show.

In these two segments, Chris Holman and the Michigan Business Network welcome a new team and present the inaugural episode of SBDC's 'Around the State'. Around the State, hosted by SBDC's State Director Keith Brophy, and Associate State Director Jennifer Deamud. They provide counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate. Segment one is Chris's welcome, segment two, Keith and Jennifer turn the tables and get a glimpse into Chris's career over the decades and his perspectives on small business development.

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Michigan State University Extension - Natural Resources

Around the State
August 25, 2015 9:00 PM

Andy Hays speaks with a series of individuals connected with Michigan State University Extension for this episode of Around the State. He starts with Mike Schira, Houghton/Keweenaw director of Michigan State University Extension; they discuss his involvement with MSU Extension, focusing on natural resources, as well as a program focused on preventing destruction from wildfires.

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NLEA Monthly Newsletter: Volume 65

Around the State
August 20, 2015 10:07 AM

Check out the latest updates from Northern Lakes Economic Alliance. This months newsletter includes many incredible bits of information from the downtown East Jordan Cannonball Project to the Ellsworth Community Square fundraiser, all the way to the State-Wide 2015 CEC Conferences.

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Multi-Generational Entrepreneurs

Around the State
May 7, 2015 11:30 AM

This hour takes us to Petoskey where we talk with several "multi-generational" entrepreneurs. We start off with the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce Director Carlin Smith, who discusses what these multi-gen entrepreneurs bring to the community, followed by five very bright and talented 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th generation entrepreneurs. A fun segment and information that is applicable to communities all across the state.

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