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Business Next, hosted by Michael Rogers, has tips and advice on how small business owners can be more efficient, profitable and successful.

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Recent Posts

Latest Technology Trends in Small Business

Business Next
July 19, 2017 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers talks with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan about recent trends in technology related to small business.

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Hard work and organization are key to building small business sales leads

Business Next
July 18, 2017 5:00 PM

Michael Rogers interviews nationally known small business advocate Chris Holman to learn more about key sales tips that every entrepreneur should know.

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Why bipartisan politics makes good business sense

Business Next
July 18, 2017 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks about the entrepreneurial virtues of bipartisan politics with former state lawmakers Randy Richardville and Buzz Thomas.

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An innovative small business pioneers Internet marketing

Business Next
July 18, 2017 3:05 PM

Michael Rogers interviews Tom Pelon, president of Smartlink Solutions in Wixom. From their website: “The business was formed in 1994 when the founder contracted to become an authorized dealer for The Message on Hold Network. The newly formed company provided Message on Hold and telecommunication solutions to small and medium sized businesses located in Metro Detroit.

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Apprenticeship programs and the most entrepreneurial countries

Business Next
July 10, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers interview nationally-known small business advocate Chris Holman to learn more about the potential of apprenticeship programs for preparing young people for employment opportunities, and why the U.S. only ranks #12 in the work for the highest percentage of entrepreneurs.

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Advice on how you as a salesperson can deal with difficult customers

Business Next
July 10, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with sales coach and trainer Greg Coyne of Gerry Weinberg and Associates Sandler Training. Greg joined the Sandler Sales team in June 2012 as a sales trainer and sales force developer. Greg has been actively involved with Sandler Training since 2009. His almost 10 years of success in sales & business development in the advertising industry has brought him to this point. As a Sandler Trainer, he looks to help companies and individuals raise their sales to new levels by stopping unpaid consulting and assisting his clients to get out of their own way in their search for success.

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An Ann Arbor company transforms pharmacy research and education

Business Next
July 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers talks with Scott McCreadie, founder of the McCreadie Group, Inc., a pharmacy software solutions provider based in Ann Arbor, recently designated one of 2017’s Michigan 50 Companies to Watch by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. McCreadie Group has been transforming the way research pharmacies, residency programs, and pharmacy education run daily operations for over a decade with web-based software solutions that automate manual processes, improve efficiency, and simplify and ensure compliance with industry standards.

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Hacker Hazards for Driverless Cars

Business Next
July 5, 2017 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, chats with Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan.

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Energy Efficiency Tips for Small Businesses

Business Next
July 5, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Bob Mihos, Small Business Program Manager for Consumer Energy, about energy efficiency for small business operations.

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Expert Advice on Organizing and Managing Your Small Business

Business Next
June 28, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Cam Foote, author of The Business Side of Creativity. Although aimed at managing small marketing and communications firms, the book has great tips applicable to any small business, such as: How should you organize? What should you charge? What marketing techniques yield the best returns? How do you know when it’s right to expand? What are the most effective strategies for managing employees? How can you build salable equity? The Business Side of Creativity delves into these questions and hundreds more, giving you practical, real-world answers and invaluable, expert advice.

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