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

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Now displaying: February, 2020
Feb 25, 2020

Where do you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to saving energy in your small business?

“The low-hanging fruit is lights, the second one is EC motors, which stands for electronically commutated,” says Roy Rabban, Vice President of Energy Saving Technologies of America, Inc, and a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. “Half of the world's energy is used by motors. And the motors that I go and replace with controls can cut the energy use on motors anywhere from, let's say, 50-70% or more, depending on the situation.”

Learn more about small business energy savings when Roy Rabban talks with Michael Rogers on SBAM’s Weekly Podcast.

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 26,000+ 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)

Feb 20, 2020

Committed and involved volunteers are key to the success of a southeast Michigan non-profit that assists families of kids who have lost parents.

Diane Lazette is executive director of Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids -- a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. “We do have the billboards and we do have several advertising venues that we use that are graciously donated that we do not have to pay for, which makes it very nice for the Foundation. But we keep our board involved, they are very hands-on not only referring people, but also their influence in the community, their time and obviously their generosity.” she says.

Learn more about Yatooma’s Foundation For The Kids when Diane Lazette talks with Michael Rogers on SBAM’s Weekly Podcast.

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 26,000+ 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)

Feb 13, 2020

Despite the widespread use of online communications tools, there’s just something special about an effective face-to-face business meeting. “You cannot replace that time that you get with people making human connection,” says Allison Beers, owner of meeting and event management agency EventsNorth in Traverse City. “What I think is incredibly relevant is our shared experiences, people getting together and dining together, having that time to chat with each other, both laughing at this hilarious keynote speaker together. The networking time they get is absolutely irreplaceable.”

Learn more about the latest trends in business event planning when Allison Beers talks with Michael Rogers on SBAM’s Weekly Podcast.

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 26,000+ 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)

Feb 5, 2020

Mike Helmer is the executive director of Randy’s House and a VIP member of SBAM. The Randy’s House mission is to help restore the individual seeking recovery to mental, physical, and spiritual wellness; and to educate the public about the dangers, disease process, and treatment options available to the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) community, families and employers. A major part of their mission is getting their clients into the mid-Michigan workforce. “In terms of reconnecting to the community, and rebuilding self esteem, it works really, really well as a model,” Helmer says.

Learn more about Randy’s House when Mike Helmer talks with Michael Rogers on SBAM’s Weekly Podcast.

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 26,000+ 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)

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