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SBAM | Weekly Updates for Late June 2020

Michigan Business Network
June 30, 2020 9:00 AM

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Letter from the SBAM President: Stay Safe to Stay Open

Small business owners have been in crisis management for months now, and even as we move into the later stages of reopening, the situation will remain volatile and challenging at least through the end of this year.



Since late March, Michigan has inched forward fairly consistently. But the risks of backsliding have never been more apparent.


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The Small Business Briefing


The Small Business Briefing airs Mondays and Thursdays at 3pm EDT. Watch to get the latest news from SBAM’s Rob Fowler and Brian Calley, along with special guests!


Watch live on Facebook or via Zoom.


Webinar: The Shape of Recovery

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, we invite you to our next live discussion to learn more about what recovery might look like for our economy in the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic. We will be taking a look back at how this differs from past disasters and what the short-term and long-term effects could be.


Tuesday, June 30, 2020
10am - 11am

Register Here


Presented by: Leon LaBrecque, JD, CPA, CFP®, CFA, Chief Growth Officer, Sequoia Financial Group


SBAM's Annual Meeting Recap


On Thursday, June 18, 2020 SBAM’s Annual Meeting took place … virtually! If you missed it, here's how to watch it now!


Employer COVID-19 Screening Confidentiality
As we enter the next stage of re-opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, employee screening is a critical event. Employers electing to screen employees in any number of fashions (temperature check, questionnaire, and more formal testing) all have an important responsibility – that of confidentiality.
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“No-Label” Explosion Versus Diversity in the Workforce
It seems we are living in an age where 1960’s racial and gender reporting requirements are archaic. More workers are not identifying themselves by race/ethnicity and/or gender when applying for positions or when onboarding. This situation creates tension, especially for those employers who have to file government forms such as the EEO-1 report or affirmative action plans (AAPs).

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10 Best Practices for Employee Communication During a Crisis
Employers can earn the trust of their employees through timely and accurate communication. But how to communicate and how much is a question that came up in a recent ASE Member Roundtable regarding COVID-19 in the workplace.

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Reminder: PPP Final Application Approval Date is Tuesday, June 30.


Special Resources


Focus on Business


This week’s “Focus on Business” show is about cyber insecurity. We’ll review what cybercrime is, how it happens and share real life examples of how ransom wear negatively impacts a business.


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