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Profile of a Small Business that’s Pioneered Competitive Gaming Experiences

Business Next
October 18, 2016 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Ari Dolgin, director of business development for Beyond Gaming, a member of the Inc. 5000 list of fast growing companies for 2016. Beyond Gaming is the primary owner of GamerSaloon.com,the global leader in skill-based, cash prize online competitions for console, PC, browser-based and mobile games. Established in 2006, GamerSaloon has nearly a million members and has awarded more than $34 million in prizes. GamerSaloon live events and broadcasts have been bringing the competitive gaming experience to audiences around the world for a decade.

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How to Avoid Losing Your Best Small Business Workers

Business Next
October 5, 2016 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews nationally-known small business advocate Chris Holman about the top reasons employees leave their jobs, four cornerstones of success and good news about MEDC funding for entrepreneurship in Michigan.

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Stop Email Scammers in Their Tracks

Business Next
October 5, 2016 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Linda, Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about how to avoid damaging email scams.

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Brad Oleshensky: The M1 Concourse Business

A Shunpiker's Journal
October 5, 2016 9:00 AM

This show is all about one of the most fascinating Michigan business success stories that is also great news for car people - the M1 Concourse, a complex of garage condos, race track, event space and soon even an automobile-related retail space. The M1 Concourse occupies the site of a former GM factory on Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, MI. Our guest is founder and CEO, Brad Oleshensky, a lawyer by training and serious car enthusiast who had a great idea that few people saw as possible.  

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Profile of Peacock Real Estate, a Member of the Inc 5000 list of 2016 Fast Growing Companies.

Business Next
October 4, 2016 5:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Mary Peacock, owner of Peacock Real Estate in west Michigan. Her firm is a member of the Inc 5000 list of 2016 fast growing companies.

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Advice for Getting Entry Level Employees

Business Next
September 29, 2016 9:00 AM


Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with nationally-known small business advocate Chris Holman about tips for hiring entry level employees, business potential for fracking, having a defensive intellectual property strategy, identifying leadership skills in college grads and the rise of senior entrepreneurs.

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US Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters Speak at the International Business Breakfast

Michigan Business Beat
September 26, 2016 12:00 PM

US Senators Deebie Stabenow and Gary Peters speak about how Michigan and Lansing can improve on the national level. Gary gives insights on what his big concerns are with the economy and what committees he serves on in the Senate. 

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'Small Businesses' Number One Weakness

Michigan Business Beat
September 26, 2016 10:00 AM

US Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters talk about small businesses number one weakness being talent. Both Senators give insight on what they are doing from a legislative side to help leverage talent growth. 

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US Senator Debbie Stabenow gets Introduced at the International Business Breakfast 

Michigan Business Beat
September 26, 2016 9:00 AM

Chris Holman introduces US Senator Debbie Stabenow at the International Business Breakfast. Debbie then goes on to talk about partnerships in Michigan, the Lansing airport, and goes over rankings for Michigan in the US. 

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How to Network like a Pro

Business Next
September 21, 2016 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Nancy Nguyen, author of The Networking Diary -- 7 networking principles that will change your life. Nguyen is a First Generation American trilingual entrepreneur. After earning a B.A. in Spanish at NC State University, Nancy established her career at the Chicago White Sox and City of Chicago while serving as an Ambassador for DePaul’s Graduate School of Business. She’s studied business and networked in Japan and Peru. Nancy founded Sweet T Salon in Raleigh, NC. She is a lifelong advocate of Locks-of-Love, the SPCA, ArtReach 4 Kids, and Alpha Kappa Psi Co-ed Business Fraternity. Crowned as Ms. Corporate America in 2011, she works to inspire entrepreneurs.

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