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Customer Service Done Right...Even When it Hurts

Leadership Lowdown
February 23, 2021 9:00 AM

When the need intersects the right opportunity, the results can be amazing! Shaun Zisler saw such a need and went to work! As the founder and owner of Crooked Bend, he started a business that now ships across the country and has significant product offerings to meet a growing need!

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Bitcoin and Crypto-Currencies in 2021

Michigan Business Beat
February 18, 2021 3:00 PM

David Silva Smith, Founder of Capital Grind (Startup Grind) talks with Chris Holman about bitcoin and crypto-currencies in 2021. Startup Grind is a global (55 countries, 125 cities) startup community designed to educate, inspire and connect entrepreneurs.

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MCSB | Save the Date

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
February 10, 2021 10:00 AM

2021 Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala
 
July 20, 2021
 
The 17th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business will be held on July 20, 2021.
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EntryPoint Releases New Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report to Support Small Businesses

Michigan Business Network
February 9, 2021 7:00 AM

New Findings Show Extended Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Feb. 8, 2021 - EntryPoint, a nonprofit research institution that delivers comprehensive research insights and implements effective data-driven programs to promote entrepreneurship across the Midwest, today announced the release of the Washtenaw County COVID-19 Business Impact Report. These new findings show the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on businesses since the beginning of EntryPoint’s research in May 2020. The comprehensive research insights provide information on the current state of Washtenaw County businesses to aid policymakers, foundations, and other community-focused organizations in their continued efforts to support entrepreneurs and their businesses.

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MCSB | MEDC Offers Two New Grant Programs for Small Businesses

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
January 17, 2021 12:00 PM

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) has two new grant programs for small businesses. A brief summary of the grants are below. You can find out more if you (or someone you know) are interested in applying.

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MCSB | Give the Gift of a Comeback

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
December 24, 2020 4:00 PM

2020 has been full of _____________.

This year has certainly been one for the books, hasn't it? Whatever word you deem appropriate to describe your 2020 experience. No business was prepared for the total shift COVID-19 created.
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"Nobody Ever Washes a Rental Car"

Leadership Lowdown
December 21, 2020 1:00 PM

Spend a little time with Marc Schupan, CEO of Schupan & Sons and you will come away with a thousand quips and quotes that will make you stop and think or simply laugh out loud!

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Latest Michigan Future Business Index Reveals Only 28 Percent of Small-to Mid-Sized Business Leaders Satisfied with Economy

Michigan Business Network
December 9, 2020 12:00 PM

Latest Michigan Future Business Index Reveals Only 28 Percent of Small-to Mid-Sized Business Leaders Satisfied with Economy

LANSING, Mich. - The latest Michigan Future Business Index (MFBI) data show that satisfaction with the Michigan economy has slightly improved since last May but lags significantly behind record levels of satisfaction at this time last year.

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George Franklin Discusses: Incentives: The Holy Water of Free Enterprise

Michigan Business Beat
December 4, 2020 4:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with George Franklin, President of Franklin Public Affairs LLC. who has published three books and just released his first novel.
With Incentives: The Holy Water of Free Enterprise, Franklin takes a humorous look at the world of economic development with politicians, corporations, and a cast of rogue characters all wallowing in the government trough in the name of capitalism and free enterprise.

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Attention: Michigan Executives; Last Day to Take Important Business Survey

Michigan Business Network
December 1, 2020 11:00 AM

As a leading voice for small businesses in Michigan, the Michigan Business Network (MBN) believes the people making decisions need to hear how COVID-19, the Stay Home, Stay Safe order and other state of Michigan mandates are impacting your business. MFBI Survey Link

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