Gov. Whitmer Signs Executive Order Creating Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

The Office of Governor Whitmer / June 7, 2019

LANSING, Mich. — Today Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order to streamline and better coordinate efforts within state government to meet the state’s business and labor needs by consolidating workforce and economic development functions under the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO), which is the new name for the Department of Talent and Economic […]

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Free “Grow with Google” Event Coming to a Town Near You!

June 3, 2019

In 2017, Google launched Grow with Google, an initiative to help people grow their skills, careers, and businesses through free training, tools, and events. Now, Grow with Google is bringing in-person workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions to cities and towns across the country–we are very excited to visit Michigan. We’d like to invite you and […]

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911 Changes in Michigan and how it affects you

Abilita - Independent Communications Experts / May 24, 2019

We are all familiar with calling 911 and the simplicity yet significant value it has for our health and well-being.  Behind the scenes is a vast and complex infrastructure in our communities.  However, with changes in technology come necessary changes with this telecommunications infrastructure.  By the end of 2019, every business in Michigan with a […]

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Five ways smart companies maintain growth and profitability

Plante Moran / May 23, 2019

Savvy business owners and executives consistently push to maximize growth, profitability, and value — in any economy. These strategies help you leverage upcycles, weather downturns, and achieve your growth and value targets. The economy is relatively healthy, but history has taught us that growth cycles don’t last forever. It’s not if there will be an […]

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How to Create Marketing Content That Gets Attention

Rieva Lesonsky / May 20, 2019

How to Create Marketing Content That Gets Attention The human attention span is evolving and that has important implications for marketers. What type of marketing content gets and holds people’s attention—and how can you create it? Here’s what you need to know. Attention spans are evolving While there’s lots of lamentation about how our attention […]

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Social media: How a small business should manage theirs

Daniel B. Kline / May 17, 2019

Social media can make your business or sink it. Bad reviews on Yelp(NYSE: YELP) can make people think twice about visiting, and not having a Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) or Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) account may keep customers from visiting in the first place. Gone are the days when a company could buy an ad in the Yellow […]

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Why Holland Michigan Is Becoming A Hotbed For Small Businesses

Khai Tran - Forbes / May 13, 2019

If you’re looking to start a small business this year, then Holland, Mich., should be on top of your list. A study conducted by Wallethub analyzed over 1200 cities and concluded with Holland as the number one city in the U.S. for small businesses. The study determined a city’s ranking based on several factors including cost […]

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During Small Business Week, IRS urges businesses to make estimated tax payments so they don’t owe

May 8, 2019

WASHINGTON — As part of Small Business Week, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds small business owners and self-employed people that they can avoid a surprise tax bill and possibly a penalty by making estimated tax payments during the year. This year, National Small Business Week is May 5-11. For more than 50 years, the […]

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Happening Today: Small Business Training from Your Home or Office

May 7, 2019

The National Small Business Week Virtual Conference begins today! This FREE online conference hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE offers exclusive educational webinars, mentoring sessions, networking opportunities, downloadable resources and prizes. Today’s webinar topics include: The U.S. Economic Outlook and its Impact on Small Business SBA Funding Programs Explained The Cultural Imperative: Drive […]

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Happy National Small Business Week!!

May 6, 2019

National Small Business Week is here! During this week, the U.S. Small Business Administration shines a spotlight on our nation’s 30 million small businesses. Through community events across the country, we honor entrepreneurs whose achievements over the past year stand out. Here is how you can participate: You don’t have to leave your home or […]

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