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Small Business Disasters Don't Have To Turn Into Insurance Calamities

Business Next
August 24, 2016 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Michael Fabian of Fabian Sklar and King in Farmington Hills, a law firm that represents small businesses after disasters occur. Fabian has suggestions on how to work with your insurance agent before and after a mishap to make sure you have the proper coverage and there are no surprises when it comes to filing a claim.

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Latest In Tech News For The Week Of August 18th, 2016

This Month in Small Business Technology
August 24, 2016 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Linda Daichendt, the executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about the State of Digital Marketing 2016. For the article click here

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Sara Miller on the Role of the Membership Department

Association Impact
August 22, 2016 1:00 PM

Sara Miller, CAE a recognized experienced membership professional and membership director and author of two chapters in the new ASAE and Willey publication, Membership Essentials, Second Edition, shares her perspectives on managing the membership department and new ideas for department success.

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How To Rise To The Top With A Great Elevator Speech

Business Next
August 18, 2016 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with communications consultant Mark Grimm on how to craft a great elevator speech. Grimm is a professional speaker, speaking coach, author, radio host, award-winning corporate trainer and elected official. He has conducted one-on-one interviews with Presidents Bush and Clinton and was an adjunct media professor for 11 years.

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Tips On Building A Tip-Top Company Culture

Business Next
August 18, 2016 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Todd Sachse, the founder and CEO of Detroit-based Sachse Construction. Sachse Construction is a 125+ person commercial construction management firm recognized as one of the most trusted and respected construction partners in North America. The company is also widely recognized statewide and nationwide for having an outstanding company culture.

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How To Close A Deal That Benefits Each Party

Business Next
August 17, 2016 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Christine Clifford, author of Let’s Close a Deal. Let's Close a Deal articulates the intuitive process that identifies how and why a deal will appeal, and then demonstrates in step-by-step detail how to present your deal in a compelling way. The book demonstrates how finding the human perspective is key to closing any deal and articulates the sale from conception, preparation, presentation to close. Author Christine Clifford is a sought-after professional speaker and author of eight books including You, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself, coauthored with Harry Beckwith. She has direct experience closing major deals, having taken her company from a million dollar per year loss to over $54 million in sales and having signed the largest contract in the history of her industry with Procter & Gamble, doubling the size of her company overnight.

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"The Entrepreneur's Yoda" And His Secrets To Entrepreneurial Success

Business Next
August 16, 2016 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Lonnie Sciambi, author of Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success: Giving Entrepreneurs an Edge, Learned from Years in the Entrepreneurial Trenches No matter where a small business is in its growth cycle – startup, growth or near exit.

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Future of Membership

Association Impact
August 16, 2016 3:00 PM

Lowell Aplebaum, CAE author of chapter 18, Innovations and Potential Directions for Membership Based Organization, of ASAE and Wiley’s new Membership Essentials highlights a variety of the key messages in the context of the Chapter. Listen as this insightful thought leader discusses the core component s of membership for the Chief staff executive; membership model, innovation for relevancy and inclusiveness.

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Innovative Navigation System Evaluates Relative Risk

A Shunpiker's Journal
August 16, 2016 12:00 PM

Steve Purdy interviews Director of Advanced Development of Mitsubishi Electric, Gareth Williams. They talk about his company’s new innovative system that can see and evaluate a car’s surroundings and evaluate relative risk. They have also partnered with AccuWeather to integrate minute-by-minute weather predictions into the car’s navigation system.

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Leadership on the EDGE

Leadership Low Down
August 11, 2016 2:00 PM

Lorri Rishar of EDGE Partnerships is an entrepreneur, advocate, influencer and is making things happen for her friends, family and clients. Lorri talks with Dr. Phil about why women are starting their own businesses as well how to handle challenges that are unique to women in strong positions of leadership. This episode is sure to inspire those who are thinking about stepping out on their own. 

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