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Find Something Sweet at the Sugar Shack

Leadership Low Down
March 10, 2017 4:00 PM

Sean and Michael Hall are the owners of the Sugar Shack in Fenton, MI. A unique shop of vintage treasures you will find difficult to find any where but in their shop on Torrey Road in Fenton. As unique as the Sugar Shack is, these two culinary chefs had a dream and made it happen. Sean tells their story to inspire, to motivate and help those of us who have a dream of entrepreneurship kindling in our own hearts. Don’t miss the story of their journey on the next edition of the Leadership Lowdown with Dr. Phil Knight.

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Edible Hemp Seeds Power Small Business Success

Business Next
March 6, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Dorothy and John Noble, owners of Lady Jane Gourmet Seed Co.

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The Long and Short of Gourmet Shortbread, a Small Business Spotlight

Business Next
March 6, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Dorothy Truebiro, owner of Scotty Dotty Shortbread. From her Facebook page: “There is a real "Dotty" behind Scotty Dotty Shortbread Company, and I began making shortbread alongside my British Mum about 40 years ago.

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Business Success That’s Easy as Pie

Business Next
March 3, 2017 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Jennifer Matthews, owner of Lush Yummies Pie Company in Detroit. Her product will be returning to stores in July 2017. For details click here!

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Lessons of Small Business Food Success from a Jelly and Salsa Producer

Business Next
February 24, 2017 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Kate Biskupski, owner of North of the Southern Border jellies and salsas.

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Details of the New Small Business Administration’s Mentor-Protégé Program for Small Businesses

Business Next
February 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Sue Tellier, owner of JetCo Solutionsin Grand Rapids, about the new SBA mentor-protégé program. The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 provided authority for the Small Business Administration to establish mentor-protégé programs for all small businesses.

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International Innovator Dr. Tomas Hult

globalEDGE Business Beat
February 22, 2017 1:30 PM

Recently, MSU did a faculty spotlight on director of the Broad College’s International Business Center, Dr. Tomas Hult. MBN would like to share that article with our Michigan Business Network community.

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Michigan-Based Small Business Aims for Healthy Fruit Juices

Business Next
February 21, 2017 4:30 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Luc Hobson, co-founder of Edit Fruit Juice.

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Block Imaging Finds Niche in Refurbishing Medical Equipment

Michigan Business Beat
February 20, 2017 1:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with president of Block Imaging Parts and Services, Jason Crawford. Block Imaging found a niche in buying and selling preowned medical equipment. Block Images plays the role in refurbishing old medical equipment giving it a second life. Jason gives the background as to how Block Imaging came to be and how it has become the successful business it is today.

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Michigan First Credit Union and their Full-Time Concierge Service for their Employees

Business Next
February 16, 2017 12:30 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Patty Jones, Chief Human Resource Officer Michigan First Credit Union. Recognizing that outside stressors are taking a toll on its employees' health and quality of work, Lathrup Village-based Michigan First Credit Union last year launched a full-time concierge service for its employees. As part of this service, employees can have the concierge do their grocery shopping, get your tires changed, pick up a prescription, etc.—making it easier for employees to concentrate on their work responsibilities and deliver an elevated client experience. Patty talks about:

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