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

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Oct 27, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with SBAM member Beth Milner, owner of Beth Milner Jewelry in Marquette and a member of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch for 2020. “My jewelry really shows the things that people love about Michigan’s Upper Peninsula so you’re seeing natural scenes and little landscapes and trees,” she says. “Another thing that I think sort of sets us apart is we use primarily recycled metal.”

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 28,000+ 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)

Oct 20, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Ken Whitinger, CEO of Mid-Michigan Interactive, an online marketing business and VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. He says it’s important to make the visibility of your COVID policy a part of your online marketing. “It’s crucial for your website and Google, and you can post it on Facebook, what your precautions are.” 

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 28,000+ 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)

Oct 15, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Lesley Delgado, owner and president of Strategic Recruiting Services in Novi and a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. “As business people we need to be thinking remote first,” she says. “Remote is going to continue. All the statistics we see out there say that 30 percent of our workforce by 2021 will remain remote and work virtual.”

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 28,000+ 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)

Oct 6, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Ginny Sherrow who, with her husband Matt, owns the Fenton Winery & Brewery (recently named to the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list for 2020.) “I really believe it’s all about the people,” she says. “It’s about the people who work at our business and the people who visit our business. We’re very focussed on experience, we’re focussed on connecting and being passionate about taking care of our employee family and taking care of our guests.”

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 28,000+ 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)

Oct 1, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Mike Schipper, founder and CEO of InsITe Business Solutions, a member of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list for 2020. InsITe provides technology solutions for business and manufacturing. “Focus on continually improving the value that you are providing,” Schipper says. “Growth is nice, but it’s more meaningful when your results are focussed around the success of your clients and the community.”

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 28,000+ 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)

Sep 23, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Chris Beardslee, executive vice president of Allied Insurance Managers, Inc., of Rochester Hills, and a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. He says an important new property/casualty coverage line is cyber liability. “Additionally, we’re seeing a lot of things with directors and officers' liability and employment practices liability that are a direct result of either COVID or some of the other social movements that have been going on across the country,” he says.

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 28,000+ 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)

Sep 16, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Chip LeFleur, President of LeFleur Marketing and a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. When it comes to marketing, “the whole scene has changed, of course,” he says. “There’s much less foot traffic in brick-and-mortar stores. Trade shows have largely been cancelled or delayed. And so, what we’ve been able to do is come up with some pretty creative solutions to that.”

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 28,000+ 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)

Sep 9, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Lynn Golodner, Chief Creative Officer & Owner of Your People, a marketing and public relations company based in Huntington Woods. “The make-it-or-break-it for your company could be the human interface, and so it’s important to try and humanize a brand in some way so a lot of times your brand story begins with how you were created, what your origins were,” she says.

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 28,000+ 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)

Sep 2, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Nicholas Tazzioli, Organizational Development Manager for Fifth Wheel Freight in Kentwood, to learn more about the firm’s recognition as a member of the 2020 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. “The biggest and most difficult part about the industry is that we are a middleman between the customer who needs their stuff there on time and a truck driver that’s trying to deliver it there on time,” he says. “There’s going to be a million issues that happen in between that process.”

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 28,000+ 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)

Aug 27, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Justin Morgan, vice president of DAIRY DOO,  a provider of sustainable, organic compost for homeowners and agribusiness. DAIRY DOO is a member of the Small Business Association of Michigan and has been named to the 2020 list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. “Word of mouth has been our best friend and just keeping up with demand has been an absolute blessing to us,” Morgan says.

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 28,000+ 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)

Aug 19, 2020

On this week’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Jim McNeil and Molly Barron, owners of Delta Force PI in Gladstone. Their private investigation and security services firm was recently named to the 2020 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch list. “We give [businesses] the opportunity to find the facts, find the truth, and we give it to our clients and they decide how they want to move forward with it,” Barron says.

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 28,000+ 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)

Aug 4, 2020

The threat that COVID-19 presented to her staff and clients forced this small business owner to think fast on her feet. “We had to pivot quickly,” says Breanne Stuart, President/CEO of Homewatch CareGivers of Southeast Michigan, talking to Michael Rogers on the Small Business Weekly Podcast. “I think it was the ability to take a step back and make sure we understood what the threat was.”

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 28,000+ 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)

Aug 4, 2020

Lorri Rishar, CEO and partner of Edge Partnerships in Lansing, is the 2020-21 Chair of the Small Business Association of Michigan Board of Directors. She talks with Michael Rogers on the SBAM Weekly Podcast about the organization’s priorities for the next 12 months. “There’s going to be a great deal of focus on recovery after COVID, and that will take many shapes and forms and issues, including HR issues and protective wear,” she says.

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 28,000+ 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)

Jul 30, 2020

A Southfield-based small business has developed a product designed to help companies manage the day-to-day tasks of their COVID-19 response. “I built this on a platform that we own, this app/software, so that we could return back safely, our employees, and we thought you know what, a lot of other people could use this app too,” says Tim Connor, owner of the Alteris Group, talking to Michael Rogers about the COVID-19 Compliance Coach.

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 28,000+ 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)

Jul 22, 2020

Learn about cybersecurity preparedness when Michael Rogers talks with SBAM VIP Member Doug Copley, CEO & Executive Advisor for Data Protection Partners, on the SBAM Weekly Podcast. “Small businesses can be just as exposed as big companies but a cyber attack at a small company can be much more devastating, whereas bigger companies may be able to handle it with no problem and be able to weather it fine,” he says.

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 28,000+ 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)

Jul 9, 2020

Joseph Ramsey-Miller is marketing manager for RTD Manufacturing in Jackson. The firm recently launched a workplace paper towel and disinfectant station called Towl-Wet. “What makes Towl-Wet great is the control that is given to the user while also protecting the environment,” he tells Michael Rogers on the SBAM 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 28,000+ 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)

Jul 8, 2020

Rick Allen is the owner of indoor air specialists Midwest Enviro Solutions and a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. As small businesses across the state work to adapt to the new reality of COVID-19 restrictions, his firm is doing its part by launching a Community Wellness Initiative. “It’s a package that we’ve put together for small businesses where we can go in twice a week to sanitize and then do consulting, and we show the business owners how to keep things sanitized in between our treatments,” he says. 

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 28,000+ 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)

Jun 30, 2020

A mid-Michigan business leader shares great lessons on the value of persistence when he talks with Michael Rogers on the SBAM weekly podcast. “I don't like to quit, I don't like to lose,” says Tim Colonnese, president and CEO of KTM Industries, manufacturers of Green Cell Foam and Green Cell Plus. His company was struggling “so we tried something that was just so over the top audacious, because at that point it really was starting to be the last gasp and that actually worked.” 

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 28,000+ 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)

Jun 23, 2020

Bob Taylor is the CEO and owner of Alliant Enterprises and Alliant Healthcare in Grand Rapids. The medical device products and services company is a verified SDVOSB (Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business). The SDVOSB program is intended to honor business-owning veterans who incurred or aggravated disabilities in the line of duty by providing their firms with sole-source and set-aside contracting opportunities. “I always try to find ways to give back,” Taylor says. He is writing a book and has formed a foundation to help veterans transition to post-service careers.

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 28,000+ 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)

Jun 12, 2020

Tom Shea is president of TMShea Products in Troy, a great example of a company that is pivoting from its primary product line toward new products that prevent the transmission of coronavirus in retail settings. “As an inventor, you always say what is the end result,” says Shea, who holds numerous patents. “The end result is it’s going to look like this. What do we need to make that happen design-wise, material-wise?”

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 28,000+ 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)

Jun 10, 2020

Michael Forsyth is the founder of and partner in Detroit City Distillery and a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. When COVID-19 hit, the distillery shifted to making sanitizer -- over 20,000 gallons to date. “Small businesses have really stepped up and led the way through this crisis to fill some critical needs, and it’s going to be the way out,” he says.

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 28,000+ 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)

Jun 3, 2020

Executive coach Mike Kole is the owner of Kole Performance Group and a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. He tells Michael Rogers that the COVID-19 crisis can be a time to candidly evaluate your business performance. “Go through your list of processes, what can be improved, what didn’t you like that you were doing before,” Shea says. “Now is the time to write down that process and kick it around with other small businesses.”

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 28,000+ 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)

May 28, 2020

Jessica Richardson is Senior Partner at the In-Fusion Group in Southgate. On the SBAM Weekly Podcast, she shares with Michael Rogers her advice on shaping company culture and improving personal executive performance. “One of the keys to success is being self-aware, and self-awareness as a leader means that I recognize that other people have different needs than me,” she says.

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 28,000+ 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)

May 20, 2020

Attorney Klint Kesto is a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. He has a unique background that includes small business experience and a distinguished career in the State House. On the SBAM Weekly Podcast, he tells Michael Rogers that there is value in being involved in the political process. “If there's a problem, most likely either me or whoever is having the issue in their business is not the only one dealing with that problem,” he says. “Let's go to the legislators, they work for us. Let's get them to understand what the problem is...and have them make that change.”

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)

May 15, 2020

SBAM VIP member Diane Hartwell owns Little Blessings Childcare Center with three locations in the Lansing area. Diane and her daughter Helen talk with Michael Rogers on the SBAM Weekly Podcast about the keys to keeping their business vital while restricted by the COVID-19 crisis. “Stay positive, keep that connection,” Diane says. “That’s what makes a small business person successful, the connection to the community. Of course, I cater to the children but the adults are part of it too.” 

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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