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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 19, 2019

Before becoming a small business owner, Jeff Padden, chairman of the board of directors of Public Policy Associates in Lansing, had a distinguished career in the state legislature. “All of one's experiences informs their style and capabilities as a business leader and certainly my ten years in the Michigan House of Representatives contributed in a in a very major way,” he says. “I entered the House of Representatives when I was 23 years old and served until I was 33 years old. It was the best graduate education a college dropout could ever have. I eventually went back to school after leaving the legislature and earned that bachelors and masters degree. But that ten years in the legislature exposed me to a wide range of public policy issues and [I learned more about] the complexities of finding meaningful resolutions to disagreements, disputes and controversies than I could ever have acquired anywhere else.”

Learn more about Jeff Padden’s experiences at the intersection of entrepreneurship and public policy when he is interviewed by Michael Rogers for SBAM’s Small Business 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)

Dec 17, 2019

Staying healthy can be key to keeping your small business up and running. “Many small business employees and owners wear multiple hats when they're running their business and in their lives and so you know, to stay healthy and take care of yourself is almost more important because you have to be on for your business and your employees,” says Amy Ritsema, co-owner of OnSite Wellness in Grand Rapids.

Learn more about how to implement wellness in your small business when Amy Ritsema is interviewed by Michael Rogers for SBAM’s Small Business 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)

Dec 12, 2019

What’s the biggest marketing challenge facing small business owners? The plethora of marketing options, according to Lisa Smith, owner of InVerve Marketing. “That marketing question ‘what marketing technology should we be using?’ has everything to do with how you're built as a company and how you want to use it to grow your company.”

Learn more about how to navigate marketing options when Lisa Smith is interviewed by Michael Rogers for SBAM’s Small Business 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)

Dec 5, 2019

Tom Cook is the founder, President and CEO of Team Facilities, Inc. He says the purpose of his firm is to remove facility issues, obstacles, and distractions to support the success and purpose of customers like businesses, schools, churches, credit unions, banks and retailers.

“Pretty much everybody changes the oil in their car so that they prevent engine failure,” Cook says. “But not everyone realizes that the same idea holds true for other assets, including buildings and facilities.”

Learn more about modern facilities management when Tom Cook is interviewed by Michael Rogers for SBAM’s Small Business 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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