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This Month in Small Business

This Month in Small Business, hosted by Chris Holman and Michael Rogers, provides a fresh, in-depth look at timely topics impacting small businesses in Michigan and throughout the US.

11:00 AM every Thursday
Replay: 5:00 PM, 11:00 PM, 5:00 AM


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Raising Startup Capital and More

This Month in Small Business
October 5, 2016 3:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with nationally known small business advocate Chris Holman about robotics replacing jobs, the cities where millennials like to work, factors that contribute to a poor workplace environment, five steps to raising startup capital and key networking mistakes to avoid.

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MBN On The Road: MMDC and China Delegation

This Month in Small Business
October 5, 2016 2:30 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with nationally known small business advocate Chris Holman about the China Delegation and Michigan Business Network (MBN) events that were attended on-the-road. 

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Lansing's Airport, Successful Franchising, and More!

This Month in Small Business
September 9, 2016 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with small business advocate Chris Holman about more flights being added to Lansing’s airport, suggestions for successful franchising, entry level hiring tips, identifying leadership skills in college grads, the ascent of senior entrepreneurs and how to protect your small business intellectual property.

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Events, Baby Boomers, & Mistakes to Avoid When Launching a Product

This Month in Small Business
August 26, 2016 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with noted small business advocate Chris Holman and Chris’ Michigan Business Network colleague Jeffrey Mosher about covering events like the Center for Automotive Research's 2016 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, the Michigan Lean Consortium's Annual Conference, DTX Launch Detroit Showcase and the Great Lakes Lenders Conference. Michael and Chris also discuss “baby boomers” as a hot market for startups, the pitfalls of selling a business when you are not well prepared and five mistakes to avoid when launching a new product or service.

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Michigan Business Network Summer Highlights

This Month in Small Business
August 3, 2016 10:30 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with noted small business advocate Chris Holman and his Michigan Business Network colleague Jeff Mosher about Network coverage of the Lansing Chamber/Lansing Promise contribution, the Lansing Community College golf outing, the ICSC conference in Novi, the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, the Mid-Michigan Development Corporation meeting in Clare, the Michigan Festivals and Events Association meeting, a Treetops Resort event at Michigan International Speedway, the Delta Dental Share-a-Smile event, Chris’ recent trip to China and his small business insights, how to build a company culture and tips to help your small business survive and thrive.

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Business Startup Ideas for Introverts

This Month in Small Business
July 6, 2016 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers of SBAM and small business advocate Chris Holman give their perspective on small business start up ideas for introverts! The duo also discuss how today's technology can relate to introvert start up ideas. They also share one of the main differences between introverts and extroverts. 

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What It Takes To Have Top Notch Business Culture!

This Month in Small Business
July 6, 2016 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers of SBAM talks to small business advocate Chris Holman about what it takes to have a top notch business culture in your small business!

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7 ways to stay motivated With Your Business despite criticism

This Month in Small Business
July 6, 2016 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers and Chris Holman team up and cover ways to keep a company motivated despite criticism. Nationally known small business advocate, Chris Holman, imparts that the company is aware of it's mission to incorporate support systems, taking personal time to evaluate progress and celebrating successes.

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Tips to Improve Employee Wellness

This Month in Small Business
July 5, 2016 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers of SBAM talks to Chris Holman about how to improve employee wellness in the work place. From making your office pets friendly, to financial wellness and everything in between. 

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Small Business Getting Bigger and Better

This Month in Small Business
July 5, 2016 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers of SBAM talks to Chris Holman about the 2016 Small Business Association of Michigan Annual Meeting and Networking Luncheon. They key on the Business Expo which had expanded for 2016. They also noted President and CEO Rob Fowler's ability to lead the luncheon. They also reflect on the top notch speaker brought in for the keynote, political pundit David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report. Mr. Wasserman shared his insights into the 2016 presidential election and the impact on the small business community. Overall it was a great event for MBN and also for SBAM.

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