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Profile of an innovative small business jewelry entrepreneur

Business Next
September 15, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers talks with Kevin Begola, owner of Titanium-Buzz.com. Kevin is a member of the Small Business Association of Michigan’s Leadership Council. From their website: “In 2007, Kevin took the jewelry world by storm when Titanium-Buzz became the first-ever retailer to offer camouflage wedding bands, an idea of Kevin's that was so popular it has since been copied by most jewelers in the industry (if you want the original and the best, you can find them here).

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Stars of the Techstars 2017 Mobility Cohort

Be Investable
September 14, 2017 4:00 PM

Be Investable gets the inside scoop 2017 Class of Techstars Mobility three of the eleven were interviewed in this PodCast. Hear from start-ups Busbot, Derq and Fathom, why they came to Detroit, all about their projects, what they're getting out of this experience, and inspiration of what it takes to be investable!

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A State of the Union Live from Ford Field!

Be Investable
September 14, 2017 3:00 PM

Join Be Investable for the State of the Union, live from Ford Field with Techstar Mentor, Ted Serbinski. The new partnership with Rocket Fiber is discussed. This partnership will bring gigabit internet to Techstars Detroit offices and the House for Founders… Internet that’s 1000 times faster than standard cable companies.

Ted talks about what is new at Techstars as well as introduces the 2017 Techstars Mobility Accelerator Class. The new cohort is the most diverse class yet, with 11 exciting start-up companies from around the world representing 5 different countries. Four new partners are joining the consortium: next 47, Bosch, InMotion and AAA. They join existing partners Ford, Verizon, Dana, Honda, Munich Re and Michelin.

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SBAM Leadership Council Profile of an Innovative Entrepreneurial Couple in Traverse City

Business Next
September 11, 2017 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Jay Harrington, who with his wife Heather own and operate Life and Whim in Traverse City. From their website: “Life and Whim was started by husband and wife team Jay and Heather Harrington, who moved to Traverse City for no particular reason (you could say on a whim) other than a desire to live a purposeful, meaningful, active and more simple life, and to expose their three young daughters to the magic this region offers. They started Life and Whim as a blog which served as their vehicle to share their experiences – both good and bad – of moving to a new place for a new life, and the lessons they learned along the way. What started as a blog has now grown into a passion project through which they can pursue their love of community, creativity and craft. In addition to founding Life and Whim, Jay and Heather also own and operate a brand strategy and design firm, Harrington, which serves a nationwide client base of sophisticated professional services firms.

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12-Steps to Employee Onboarding Success

Be Investable
August 30, 2017 2:00 PM

Onboarding in a company is an employee's chance to make a stellar first impression. Often overlooked, it is also the company's opportunity to onboard the new employee and make them feel welcome. How an employee is brought into the company can leave a lasting positive or negative impression. In this podcast, author, coach and consultant, Terri Kelly offers listeners a 12-step process for onboarding someone in the first 90-days. Listen in and share this within your organizations to ensure success from the moment an employee walks through the door!

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Restaurants: The Truth and the Myth

Around the State
August 29, 2017 1:00 PM

On this segment of Around the State, SBDC's Kory Scheiber talks with Business Consultant John Schmidt. It seems we all have a dream to one day own a restaurant. Here, we talk about some of the "must haves" for entrepreneurial skill sets, and some great ways to get started down the restaurant path.

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CEED Lending: Non-traditional Lending for Traditional Entrepreneurs

Around the State
August 28, 2017 4:00 PM

If you are seeking money for your venture in the form of a loan, but the banks are saying "No", CEED Lending may be able to help. Todd Van Appledorn, loan officer from CEED Lending, talks about their programs, who would qualify, and things to prepare before applying for any loan.

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Engaging Youth in Entrepreneurship

Around the State
August 28, 2017 2:00 PM

Around the State welcomes Assistant Director of Community Initiatives, Jack Bidlack. The Business Side of Youth, started about 10 years ago, teaches youth how to be entrepreneurs. They show youth how to do a SWOT analysis on themselves to help their chances in the business community.

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Gov. Snyder Celebrates KL Outdoor for Investing $9.2 Million, Creating 153 Jobs in Muskegon

Michigan Business Network
August 25, 2017 5:00 PM

Expansion receives support from Michigan Strategic Fund

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today praised KL Outdoor of Muskegon for its decision to establish its corporate headquarters and expand operations in the city of Muskegon, thanking the company for continuing to invest in the state and for bringing new jobs to Michigan.

Snyder joined KL Outdoor Chief Executive Officer Chuck Smith along with other company executives, government officials, and local partners in Muskegon to celebrate the company’s expansion, a project that is expected to generate $9.2 million in total investment and create 153 jobs.

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Get to Know the Washtenaw Community College Entrepreneurship Center

Around the State
August 25, 2017 2:00 PM

On this episode of SBDC's Around the State is Claire Abraham and Kristin Gapske of the Entrepreneurship Center at WCC. The Entrepreneurship Center at WCC is open to the community and offers workshops and counseling for entrepreneurs. They hold an annual pitch competition and boot camps for specific industries. There are many resources available through the Entrepreneurship Center for those who need help with their business.

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