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Randy Siever introduces The Lean Office

The Leaning Edge
January 19, 2017 7:30 PM

In a conversation with Debra Levantrosser, Randy Siever introduced The Lean Office during the January episode of Leaning Edge.

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Neogen's successful growth story

Michigan Business Beat
January 11, 2017 11:00 AM

Chris Holman talks with Jim Herbert, Chairman & CEO, Neogen Corporation, Lansing, MI, about the company’s successful growth story, financials, and their hands advances food safety regulations including food allergens.

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Cyrus Hutchings brings his latest music EP to SBW

Show Biz Weekly
January 5, 2017 3:00 PM


Cyrus Hutchings - Young, talented, and handsome, Lansing, Michigan’s own Rapper, Singer, Story-teller and Producer comes SBW for his first appearance to talk about his latest music EP “Should Just Enjoy Ourselves” & his first EP “Love Cyrus”.  Although released in 2015, the “Love Cyrus” EP continues to draw in listeners.

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Plans to develop GM RACER Trust sites in Lansing

Michigan Business Beat
January 4, 2017 2:00 PM

Chris Holman welcomes back Tony Vernaci, Vice President, Global Business Development, MEDC, Lansing. They discuss his trip to Kansas City to partner with Brent Case from LEAP in a meeting with the commercial real estate developer who recently announced plans to develop 3 former General Motors RACER Trust sites in Lansing and Lansing Twp .The company is NorthPoint Development and they have been following General Motors around the country successfully developing similar sites in TX, OH TN & MO.  This is a move by General Motors to draw strategic suppliers closer to assembly operations in an effort to more effectively manage critical components and reduce costs.

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Entrepreneurial success from clothing to coffee

Business Next
January 3, 2017 5:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Eric Yelsma, the founder of Detroit Denim in Detroit, and Phillip Jewell, chief operating officer of Blue Hat Coffee Roasters in Coldwater.

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How two great Michigan small business owners are having success in food entrepreneurship

Business Next
December 19, 2016 5:00 PM


Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Jeff Eddington, owner of Mountain Town Brewing Company and Mary Wallace, owner of Wallace Scones.

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Leading Lean Transformation and Practicing Service Leadership to Drive Change Daily

The Leaning Edge
December 19, 2016 10:00 AM

Host Debra Levantrosser welcomes Laura Kempf Lean Champion (facilitator) at Truven Health Analytics,an IBM Company, to talk about leading lean transformation and practicing service leadership to drive change daily.

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Success lessons from a Rochester-based member of the Inc. 5000

Business Next
December 16, 2016 5:00 PM


Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Tom Shea, president of OneStream Software in Rochester, a member of the 2016 list of Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies.

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Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez discuss world business post Brexit and with Trump

globalEDGE Business Beat
December 10, 2016 10:00 AM

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat is an interview with Maria-Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT in Colombia. Alejandra is also coordinator of the Colombian universities in the institute of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference for Trade and Development) as well as a Distinguished Fellow of the Association of Certified Commercial Diplomats. Dr. Gonzalez-Perez is in a unique position as a citizen of Colombia, having lived and worked in Ireland, and holding an officer position with the Academy of International Business to talk about the phenomenon going on with Brexit and Donald Trump being elected president. She discusses how she sees Brexit unfolding, Trump’s presidency unfolding, and the relationship with the U.S. and South America under President Trump.

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Valuation

The Trep Talk
December 9, 2016 1:30 PM

Valuation
By Michael S. Melfi JD, MBA

They often say how much something is worth is based on what someone is willing to pay for it - the ol’ supply and demand rules. However when dealing with inventions and emerging brands, it is important to develop a valuation that is based on industry standards, investor criteria and reliable financial data. A valuation is a financial number generated to various accounting and financial models to create a representative financial value of the idea, invention or business. The reason why this is so important is that any type of funding for lending will typically take into account this financial number. Plus, it is necessary that any inventor or business owner at least understand the value of their business. The tricky part is that many people often overvalue what they have worked on or the amount of sweat equity they have put into a business.

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