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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

Growing Employee Skills to Grow Business

Business Next
June 28, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with business trainer and consultant Tom Borg about how growing the skills of your employees, will grow your company, how to build trust and collaboration in your small business, the four things employees want to know about the business owner and how to positively influence your team’s behavior in your small business.

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Profile of a Michigan company that is one of the fastest growing private companies in America

Business Next
June 19, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Jeff Epstein, founder and CEO of Ambassador Software of Royal Oak, a member of the list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2017.

From their company website: “Ambassador empowers marketers to increase customers, referrals, and revenue by leveraging the power of word-of-mouth. Our marketer-friendly software simplifies referral marketing, automating the process of enrolling, tracking, rewarding and managing your customers, affiliates, influencers, and partners.

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A small rural manufacturer produces world-class products

Business Next
June 19, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Kevin Schlueter, President and CEO of Kalkaska Screw Products (KSP), a member of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.

From their website: “KSP was founded over 40 years ago. Since its inception, the company has evolved into a globally competitive manufacturer of highly engineered machined components. KSP primarily serves the automotive, aerospace and heavy truck industries. Most of our products are used in safety related applications that require high levels of precision and zero defects.

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Former journalist crafts a niche as a tech news entrepreneur

Business Next
June 16, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Mike Brennan, owner of MiTechnews.com Brennan is the founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM.

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Ways to improve sales, the lifeblood of small businesses

Business Next
June 16, 2017 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Greg Coyne of Jerry Weinberg and Associates Sandler Training. Greg and Mike discuss how small business owners can energize and improve their sales process.

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How to Balance the Opportunities of Owning a Small Business and Being a Practicing Attorney

Business Next
June 15, 2017 12:00 PM

Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, profiles Small Business Association of Michigan VIP member Christine Caswell of Caswell Law PLLC, to learn more about the challenges of being a small business owner and a practicing attorney.

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New Michigan Energy Law Opens Door for Enhanced Energy Services and Reliability

Business Next
June 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Valerie Brader, executive director of the Michigan Energy Agency. The Michigan Agency for Energy’s (MAE) mission is to advance an adaptable, affordable, reliable, and environmentally-protective energy future for Michigan.  The MAE’s work focuses on several areas:

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How to avoid getting hacked

Business Next
June 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, to learn more about preventing household and office devices from being hijacked by hackers.

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How can you encourage your employees to engage in healthier behavior?

Business Next
June 13, 2017 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Sara Julius, managing partner of employee benefits consulting firm Edify North of Holland. Her company is on the list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2017. 

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Small Business Tech Success Starts at the Top

Business Next
June 8, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Mike Maddox, CEO of ASK Technology in Lansing. ASK is on the list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2017.

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