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Telecommunications Made Easy for Small Business

Michigan Business Beat
October 30, 2017 11:00 AM

Jason French Services Manager of Printing Essentials, LLC talks with MBN’s Jeffrey Mosher about some new advancements in telecommunications.

These new innovative system allows for a hassle free telephone system. French mentions, “If it’s not broken it doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be fixed.” Listen and learn how it could benefit your business.  

 

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Cyber-Security: It’s Not If, It’s When

Bottom Line IT
October 17, 2017 2:00 PM

In these 9 segments of Bottom Line IT Josh Gembala, ASK Enhanced Security Services Manager speaks at the the Cyber-Security: It’s Not If, It’s When seminar held in Southfield, MI on October 4th.

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U.S. Senator Gary Peters Talks Mobility, ESOPs, and Small Business Protection

Michigan Business Beat
October 9, 2017 9:00 AM

U.S. Senator Gary Peters speaks with MBN Founder Chris Holman for a periodic business update from Washington D.C.  


Several issues impacting business are among those getting the senator's focus.

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Gravity Works: Surrounded by the Right People

Michigan Business Beat
October 3, 2017 3:00 PM

Chris Holman talks with Jeff McWherter, Owner, Gravity Works, Lansing, MI. Gravity Works is one of MI 50 companies to watch alumni from the Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

Jeff shares the latest with Gravity Works, building a effective work team and his experience with Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

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Systems for Business Success

Business Next
September 25, 2017 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with business coach and consultant Tom Borg about his suggested systems for business success, including how to create the kind of company your really want, how to get great ideas to grow your company, how you as the  business owner or manager is only as good as your inner circle i.e. cpa, business coach, trade association, business peers, friends; how to make it easy to do business with your company, and the four powerful questions employees and customer have for you.

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How much longer will small businesses accept cash?

Business Next
September 15, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with tech expert Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM), about VISA testing a program to bribe small merchants not to accept cash, trends in robots replacing human workers and are tech products getting easier to use?

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Identifying critical factors for small business success

Business Next
September 1, 2017 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with business coach and consultant Tom Borg to learn more about the critical factors that contribute to small business success, including attracting the right team members, retaining crucial employees, identifying the right kind of potential clients, understanding client’s needs, wants and problems; ways to exceed customer service and product expectations, and the importance of regular follow-up with customers.

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SBA Loan Programs You May Not Know Exist

Around the State
August 29, 2017 12:00 PM

On this segment of Around the State, SBDC's Kory Scheiber talks with President of VITAL Financial Services, Mike Slater. Many know about the 7(a) and 504 loan programs from the SBA, but did you know about CAPLines, Export Loans, or programs through the USDA? Mike, talks about some of the basics of these programs in this podcast.

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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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DBA or LLC? What's right for your small business?

Around the State
August 25, 2017 1:00 PM

On this episode of SBDC's Around the State Matt Budds from RCO Law talks about DBAs and LLCs and common myths about setting up this type of business. He also covers some of the differences between DBAs and LLCs.

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