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The Small Business Association of Michigan’s Small Business Weekly Podcast

The Small Business Association of Michigan’s Small Business Weekly Podcast presents a dynamic audio interview from a top-notch expert on entrepreneurial success. Hear great tips and advice on how to be a more effective small business owner.
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Dec 31, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Jim Bieri, principal with Stokas Bieri Real Estate in Detroit and Southfield. Jim has great advice on how to rent or buy your first commercial office or retail location. He suggests there’s a lot of value in find a trusted advisor who really knows the commercial real estate market in your town. He also discusses the pros and cons of using small business incubator space.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

(music licensed from www.jukedeck.com)

Dec 16, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Perry Ballard, owner of Manage Perceived Value and an experienced counselor to small business entrepreneurs. Perry has useful tips and advice on how to craft an effective loan proposal. A key point he makes is the importance of being brief and pertinent. 

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

(music licensed from www.jukedeck.com)

Dec 10, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Michael Fabian of Fabian Sklar and King in Farmington Hills, a law firm that represents small businesses after disasters occur. He has some great advice on how to work with your insurance agent before and after a mishap to make sure you’ve got the proper coverage and there are no surprises when it comes to filing a claim.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

(music licensed from www.jukedeck.com)

Dec 3, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with social media expert Kate Snyder, owner of Piper & Gold Public Relations, about her suggestions for supercharging your social media presence, using Snapchat, and harnessing the visual value of YouTube.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

Nov 19, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with author and business consultant Seena Sharp about using market intelligence to help improve the flexibility of your business operation. Seena emphasizes three key takeaways: being aware of what’s changing in your business environment, recognizing that what is true today might not be true tomorrow, and being broad minded but thoughtful about your sources of business intelligence information.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

Nov 12, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Joe Marr, owner of Sandler Training in Ann Arbor, about improving your sales process by taking prudent risks.

Joe makes three key points about being successful in sales: having the social courage to risk rejection, accepting that the worst case scenario in a sales situation is probably not all that bad, and understanding your own strengths and weaknesses.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

Oct 30, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Rich Tegge, president and founder of Wealth Strategy Group in Marquette, about small business retirement plans.

Rich makes three key points: a retirement plan is crucial for recruiting and retaining quality employees, you need to understand the retirement plan options and the cost of the plan that you can offer to your employees, and how important it is to review your retirement plan details and retirement plan regulations every one to three years.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

Oct 16, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Colleen Abright, founder and CEO of culturecliQ, about how to attract and retain Millennial workers. She says Millennials want three key things from small employers: career development opportunities, managers who are coaches and mentors, and an inclusive collaborative culture.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

Oct 14, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Taras Shalay, a professional insurance broker with Burns and Wilcox of Farmington Hills, about how to protect your small business from information security breaches. Three key takeaways: first, it’s not just hackers – much of the time, an information security breach is due to employee error. Second, it’s state law that if there is a data breach, you are required to notify all your customers and provide credit monitoring to those affected. And third, there are considerable benefits to purchasing liability insurance for data breaches.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

Oct 9, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with communications consultant Mark Grimm about how to craft and deliver a great elevator speech. Mark has three key points of advice: Keep it brief and get to the point quickly, have a genuine story to tell, and listen carefully to your audience and adjust your message to their needs.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

Oct 6, 2015

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Heather Carpenter, assistant professor of non-profit management at Grand Valley State University. She is the author of The Talent Development Platform. Michael and Heather talk about how talent development can be a competitive edge for your firm, how it's crucial to tie your staff development objectives to your strategic goals, and the importance of cultivating a learning culture in your company.

The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own.

Our 25,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship … a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!

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