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Will Ford Be The First Big Automaker To Launch Self-Driving Cars?

Business Next
September 7, 2016 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews tech expert Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, about Ford’s plan to offer fully driverless car in 2021. For the full article click here. To learn why startups need a defensive IP strategy click here

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How To Increase Your "Customer Profitability"

Business Next
September 7, 2016 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with business coach and consultant Tom Borg about 4 strategies to help you maximize the customer profitability of your small business – including your website content, the mission/vision of your firm, how stop “thinking small” and creating a client recovery plan.

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New Student Group at MSU offers Small Business Counseling

Business Next
September 1, 2016 9:00 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Khoa Nguyen, president of the Michigan State University Student Consulting Group. The MSUGroup is an organization of students in the Eli Broad College of Business who offer consulting services to small business owners in the mid-Michigan area.

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Cracking the Invulnerability Illusion

Michigan Business Beat
August 30, 2016 11:00 AM

Chris Holman speaks with  Melanie Duquesnel President & CEO, Better Business Bureau of Eastern Michigan about cracking the Invulnerability Illusion: Stereotypes, Optimism Bias, and the Way Forward for Marketplace Scam Education.

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LEAP’s Public Art for Communities program

Pure Lansing
August 29, 2016 4:00 PM

Bob and Sara discuss the arts and some grant opportunities for communities, arts organizations, and artists themselves. The City of Lansing’s Sense of Place program is open for applications until Sept 15 and LEAP’s Public Art for Communities program will open in November for the 2017 grant cycle.

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Learn how to Focus on Business Value in your Entrepreneurial Ventures

Business Next
August 29, 2016 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Tim Kuppler of Advicoach on how to focus on business value. Kuppler has over 23 years of business leadership, consulting and coaching experience. He led multiple organizations through major transformations with a high level of involvement, teamwork and rapid performance improvement. His best practices from organizations he led are featured as part of the 2012 book - Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations, case studies, trade publications, blogs, workshops and webinars. Kuppler also built on the foundation as a business leader when he was President of Denison Consulting, a leader in organizational culture assessment and performance improvement that's worked with over 5000 organizations. He has consulted with organizations ranging from small businesses to leading global organizations across many industries as part of Denison and The Culture Advantage. Listen and learn how to focus on business value in your entrepreneurial ventures from Tim.

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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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