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August Tech Tips and News for Entrepreneurs

Business Next
August 24, 2017 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with small business tech expert Tony Merlo, owner of SmarterPhones.net, about the need for small businesses to be cautious about political opinions they may be tempted to post on social media, how to grow your online audience, tips for building your online brand, the growing potential of augmented reality, new federal recommendations on passwords and tech gadgets of interest to small business owners.

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CEO Supports Mental Health of Employees

Be Investable
August 24, 2017 1:00 PM

Many of us know Ben Congleton, CEO of Olark Live Chat, as the CEO who supports the mental health of his employees. His employee emailed the company that she was taking a mental health day and with permission tweeted his supportive reply. It was since retweeted tens of thousands of times. People all over the world found value in a CEO who truly cares about the mental health of his employees. Listen in to hear more about this amazing story and what we can all learn from it.

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Don't Do What It Takes, BE What It Takes

Be Investable
August 16, 2017 4:00 PM

This week Michael S. Melfi, host of 'The Trep Talk' and 'Be Investable' takes over the airwaves solo. Doing one of his periodic Q&A sessions, he reflects on questions he has heard frequently in recent months.

Michael discusses how to create success and the notion that you shouldn’t do what it takes, you should be what it takes. He uncovers how to be successful with fundraising and the importance of A.S.K. - Attitude, Skills and Knowledge.

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Venture Capitalist is Auditioning the Future

Be Investable
July 26, 2017 5:00 PM

Ann Winblad - Co-Founder, Managing Director Hummer Winblad Venture Partners - bottom line she is a rock star with over 30,000 followers on Linkedin. Here are a few take aways from the interview:

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History of the Lansing United Soccer Club and More!

Michigan Business Beat
July 24, 2017 3:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Jeremy Sampson, Founder/President/CEO, Lansing United -- of the NPSL (National Premier Soccer League). They talk about Jeremy's background, team history 2014 NPSL Midwest Region Champions, 2014 Great Lakes Western Conference Champions, highlights of this season.

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Video: The Michigan Future Business Index Survey -- Needs Your Voice

Michigan Business Network
July 21, 2017 9:00 AM

ATTENTION businesses owners!!! Michigan needs to hear YOUR voice. Here is a link to the Michigan Future Business Index survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Summer2017MFBISM

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Tapping into a Money Mindset

Be Investable
July 20, 2017 9:00 AM

Jesse Henry Co-Founder ‘Be Investable’ has been all around the country in recent years learning and speaking on what it takes to be successful. He researches investable businesses and investable entrepreneurs.  With Michael they discuss about tapping into the mindset of what generates interest for those with money, resources and capital in 2017.

Those with success are not sitting there waiting for things to happen, they are problem solvers, and speak in a language that resonates appropriately for the customer, the investor or their associates and co-workers. He also cites a fresh air of authenticity for these individuals and companies. He does warn there does need to be a balance for personality traits and business acumen. And with funds sitting on the sidelines today waiting for ideas, mitigating risk through great teams that stand out, is a strategy which helps.

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The Abundant Life of Steve Acho

Be Investable
July 20, 2017 9:00 AM

Steve Acho is a Detroit-based singer-songwriter-pianist. He honed his stage skills performing standup comedy starting at the age of eight, and continued through high school. He taught himself to play piano, after being inspired by a Billy Joel concert his parents took him to.

A self-taught singer and piano player, he began performing in coffee houses, restaurants, bars, and private events in the Detroit area starting in 1993.

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MEDC Goes to School

Be Investable
July 19, 2017 11:00 AM

This week’s guest on Be Investable is the University Relations at theMichigan Economic Development Corporation Director (MEDC), Denise Graves.

Denise shares what the MEDC is and how it works. As a successful entrepreneur Denise works on transferring new innovative technologies that have been developed in universities and getting them into the work field via business start-ups. 

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Passion for Leadership Lights the Way for Jackson, MI, Entrepreneur

Leadership Low Down
July 14, 2017 3:00 PM

Brandon Marken is on to something, something big, potentially really big. He and his team have created an app that brings business and philanthropy together and works as a ‘gatekeeper’ for all those who are requesting your time.

Brandon is living a leader’s ultimate challenge, leading a team of talented, smart people who in their areas of expertise are more knowledgeable than he. 

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