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Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Ceremony 2017

Michigan Business Beat
May 17, 2017 9:00 PM

Propelling Impact and Innovation excerpts from the 2017 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards before and after dinner. May 4th at the Lansing Center. Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

(MCSB) remains on the forefront of championing small business and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in Michigan. The MCSB's role is to serve as a catalyst for creating an entrepreneurial culture while inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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This Month in Small Business | March 2017

This Month in Small Business
March 21, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with nationally-known small business advocate Chris Holman about events and activities covered around the state last month (with Michigan Business Network Operations Director Jeffrey Mosher).

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How an entrepreneur rose from the ashes and rebuilt his company

Business Next
March 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Shri Thanedar, founder of Avomeen Analytical Services in Ann Arbor. He lost his business during the Great Recession, but started again from scratch with a new firm that last year was named to the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list. From the company’s website: “Avomeen is a full-service chemical testing laboratory that offers advanced product testing & development services for a variety of specialty, consumer, and industrial goods.

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How to make your website customer friendly and email etiquette

Business Next
February 27, 2017 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with tech expert Tony Merlo, owner of SmarterPhones.net, about email etiquette, how to make your website customer friendly, privacy issues, email security tips, new mobile tech applications for small business success and sales apps for small business.

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New Survey Shows Extent of Regulatory Burden on Small Businesses

Business Next
February 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Todd McCrackin, president and CEO of the National Small Business Association, about their new survey on the full extent of how the regulatory burden is hurting small businesses.

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Better communication starts with research

Communicating Business
February 20, 2017 12:00 PM

Market research sounds expensive. But it doesn’t have to be. The CEO of Phoenix Innovate, a Troy company that helps its clients get to know its audiences better, says he’ll guarantee that if market research doesn’t help your company, he’ll pay for it. Kirk Vercnocke joins Matt to talk about how better communication can start with research.

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The Latest in Small Business News

This Month in Small Business
February 17, 2017 2:30 PM


Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with noted small business advocate Chris Holman about Heart Health Month at Sparrow Hospital, mobile IT training and trends in rehabilitation services (with Jeffrey Mosher); employee out-sourcing trends, fewer businesses accepting cash, an increase in business sales by entrepreneurs, how very small businesses struggle to add jobs and whether high college debt loads are inhibiting entrepreneurship.

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How to Handle a Multi-Generational Workforce

Business Next
January 24, 2017 3:00 PM


Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with business coach and consultant Tom Borg about how to handle generational differences in the workplace, strategies for hiring smarter, tips for improving your employee evaluation process and how to make it easy for your customers to do business with your small business.

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Profile of a Detroit Cool Place to Work

Business Next
January 24, 2017 12:00 PM


Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Jordan Acker of Goodman Acker PC, named a Cool Place to Work in Michigan by Crain’s Detroit Business.

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Lansing small business named a Cool Place to Work

Business Next
January 13, 2017 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer with the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Michelle Massey, Vice President of Dewpoint Inc., named a Cool Place to Work by Crain’s Detroit Business.

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