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Former journalist crafts a niche as a tech news entrepreneur

Business Next
June 16, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Mike Brennan, owner of MiTechnews.com Brennan is the founder of Michigan News Network, and serves as CEO, as well as Editor & Publisher of MITECHNEWS.COM.

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Exciting Time for Michigan Investing

Be Investable
June 14, 2017 2:00 PM

2017 appears to be a booming year for investing! Invest Michigan, a nonprofit organization funded by the State of Michigan focuses on pre-seed and seed companies. They also co-invest with key partners in Michigan for all their investments.

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Are You Coachable?

The Trep Talk
June 7, 2017 3:00 PM

The type of entrepreneur who is destined for failure is the know-it-all. We’ve seen them, we’ve listened to them, and maybe at one point or another, we’ve even been them. It’s the entrepreneur who thinks they know best, is not open to criticism, even if it is constructive. This know-it-all entrepreneur does not listen to anyone’s viewpoint that may disagree with theirs - no matter the source - an experienced entrepreneur, a mentor, potential customer, and most importantly, an investor.

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06-27-2017: EmpowerHER Invite/Announcement

Michigan Business Network
June 1, 2017 8:00 PM

Michigan Women’s Foundation and the Ford Motor Company Fund have a new partnership designed to build and support social enterprise across Michigan.  The collaboration will kick off with an educational event June 27 and be followed by a plan and pitch competition specifically for social entrepreneurs. 

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JumpStart: eTEAM Corporate & Business Introductions

Michigan Business Beat
May 26, 2017 2:00 PM

MBN recently attended the 10th Annual Entrepreneur Conference Thursday, May 11 at the Holiday Inn Gateway Centre, Flint.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners gathered that day to gain the knowledge and resources needed to start a business. The conference also featured the Spark Awards and Rising Star Awards. 

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A HEG of an Idea!

Be Investable
May 24, 2017 9:00 AM

Inventors want to get their product to market – but often don’t know what it takes. Well Scott Boocock can tell them what it takes – starting with solving a problem. As the inventor of the HEG, the H from ‘hook’ and the EG from ‘Peg’ – he solved a very simple problem – how to hang some clothing on a clothesline when a standard clothespins didn’t work well. But it’s more than the idea, it was pushing through the doubters, overcoming the obstacles but most importantly, it was the passion of its creator that resulted in a very successful, simple product.

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05-31-2017: CALL FOR PAPERS! Entrepreneur YOU Business Plan & Pitch Competition

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2017 3:00 PM

The Michigan Women's Foundation is getting ready to host its annual Dolphin Tank Compitition for 2017!

2017 COMPETITION INFORMATION
Opportunity to receive cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000, as well as support services and technical assistance

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06-13-2017: Launching New Partnership to Benefit the Women of our State

Michigan Business Network
May 22, 2017 1:00 PM

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Michigan Women’s Foundation helps women entrepreneurs

Business Next
May 19, 2017 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Carolyn Cassin, president of the Michigan Women’s Foundation, on how her organization helps women entrepreneurs. The Foundation provides Technical Assistance – Entrepreneurial education and training, Lifeline Business Consulting, Entrepreneur You @ Walsh College in Troy, Go for the Growth sessions, Portfolio Management, Capital – Funding to start or grow your business, Michigan Women's Microloan Fund, Resources – Networks and mentors, and the Foundation has partnered with several organizations to help women launch or grow their business.

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Living Legend Sharon Lechter

The Trep Talk
May 11, 2017 9:00 AM

If we mention the book series Rich Dad, Poor Dad, most of our readers are familiar with it and it’s co-author Sharon Lechter. If we mention the book by Napoleon Hill entitled Outwitting the Devil, most may know Sharon annotated the 1937 manuscript for today’s business world. Think and Grow Rich is also another famous book that Sharon has reworked for today’s businesswomen, Think and Grow Rich for Women.

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