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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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MBN Celebrates 6 Years! Inaugural Episode with Rob Fowler!

Michigan Business Beat
July 5, 2017 6:00 PM

July 4th 2017, marked the 6th anniversary for Michigan Business Network. Here you get to listen to a July 4th 2011 segment from “Michigan Today”, a sister show to ‘Michigan Business Beat’ on MBN.

Chris Holman billed that day over a half decade ago as both “Freedom from Bad Business Communications Day”, and "Independence from Bad Business Communications Day".

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Energy Efficiency Tips for Small Businesses

Business Next
July 5, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Bob Mihos, Small Business Program Manager for Consumer Energy, about energy efficiency for small business operations.

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If You're A Small Business Owner, Take The Michigan Future Business Index Survey Today

Michigan Business Beat
June 30, 2017 9:00 AM

Paul King, Spartan, Detroit-believer, Founder/President ROI Insight, Grosse Pointe, MI, discusses with Chris Holman about the history of the Michigan Future Business Index.

It's been conducted twice a year since 2006. They review some of the highlights from last December's results and then cover why taking this survey is so important for small business owners accross the state of Michigan.

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Expert Advice on Organizing and Managing Your Small Business

Business Next
June 28, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Cam Foote, author of The Business Side of Creativity. Although aimed at managing small marketing and communications firms, the book has great tips applicable to any small business, such as: How should you organize? What should you charge? What marketing techniques yield the best returns? How do you know when it’s right to expand? What are the most effective strategies for managing employees? How can you build salable equity? The Business Side of Creativity delves into these questions and hundreds more, giving you practical, real-world answers and invaluable, expert advice.

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Growing Employee Skills to Grow Business

Business Next
June 28, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with business trainer and consultant Tom Borg about how growing the skills of your employees, will grow your company, how to build trust and collaboration in your small business, the four things employees want to know about the business owner and how to positively influence your team’s behavior in your small business.

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Small Business Tech Success Starts at the Top

Business Next
June 8, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Mike Maddox, CEO of ASK Technology in Lansing. ASK is on the list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2017.

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Government Contracting Tips

Business Next
June 8, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Jim Foucher, vice president of RBV Contracting. His firm is on the list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2017 and was also named 2017 Government Contractor of the Year. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Detroit, RBV Contracting, Inc. is a full service federal contractor specializing in horizontal and vertical construction projects. RBV is a Certified 8(a) and HUBZone firm that has successfully completed projects for various government agencies.

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The Importance of Testing Websites on the People Who Will Use It

Business Next
June 8, 2017 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with tech expert Linda Daichendt, executive director of the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, to learn more about a recent article that recommends the virtues of testing websites on actual users.

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Profile of an Innovative Grand Rapids Staffing Company

Business Next
June 1, 2017 12:00 PM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Sara Sherry Knoester, president of Mixed Staffing in Grand Rapids. They were recently named to the list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2017. From the company website: “Sara Sherry’s roots have been implanted in Grand Rapids for most of her life. An alumni of Grand Rapids Catholic Central, she graduated in 2011 from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Creative Marketing. As a recent grad, she found out how hard and unpersonalized the job market was and felt she could make a great impact on the community by taking a new approach to staffing. Sara’s devotion to helping the Michigan job market flourish in combination with her entrepreneurial spirit, led her to co-found Mixed in 2012.”

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