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$87 Million Spent On State Government Advertising In 2018

LANSING - Besides dodging potholes and orange barrels, Michigan drivers this summer may also find themselves encountering several raccoons staring down at them from billboards beside the road. But these raccoons aren't hawking any particular wares for purchase. They want you to recycle properly. They serve as mascots of a $2 million state ad campaign

By |2019-08-02T16:13:40-04:00August 2nd, 2019|Featured, Government/Politics, Politics, Politics/Government|

Gov. Whitmer To Keynote SBAM Business Summit June 20

LANSING - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to be the keynote speaker June 20 at the Small Business Association of Michigan's Summit. In addition to ample networking opportunities, a fantastic expo hall, keynote presentation by Governor Whitmer and lunch, this year our SBAM's business owner panel discussions are also back, with these hot topics.

By |2019-05-22T10:54:35-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Whitmer Opens Door To Reduction In Personal Injury Protection Auto Insurance

LANSING - Allowing a car insurance customer to not purchase personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, even if an individual’s health insurance company covers auto accident claims, is a bridge too far for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the auto no-fault reform debate. Speaking to reporters as she toured the Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation Center in East

By |2019-05-22T08:19:09-04:00May 21st, 2019|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Personal Disclosure Bills Getting Bi-Partisan Support In Michigan Legislature

LANSING - Michigan officeholders and candidates for legislative, executive and judicial branch positions within state government would be required to fill out financial disclosure statements similar to what is required of congressional candidates and members under legislation highlighted Thursday. Reps. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) and Mark Huizenga (R-Walker) led a press conference Thursday afternoon with

Will Legalized Pot Generate Lots Of Cash? Bank On It

LANSING - Michigan state lawmakers are urging Congress to quickly adopt federal legislation that would protect banks and credit unions from penalties if they accept deposits from cannabis-related businesses. The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 is seen as being more necessary as ever now that marijuana is legal for adult use in

By |2019-05-21T20:00:36-04:00May 21st, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

33 Ways To Use Technology In Your Small Business

LANSING - Technology can help small business owners leverage limited capital in smarter and more effective ways. In some cases, using technology is a natural progression for processes you may already have in place in your business. In others, you may need to make some adjustments to reap the benefits of these tech-friendly alternatives. The good

By |2019-03-31T18:10:07-04:00March 31st, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

State Revenues To Tick Up $264 Million This Year, $225 Million More Next Year

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is starting off with $264.7 million more in state revenues than previously expected this fiscal year and $225 million more than previously estimated in state revenue for her first budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. But the agreement reached Friday at the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC) still amounts to

By |2019-01-21T09:02:27-05:00January 19th, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Whitmer Calls For More State Contracts For ‘Disadvantaged’ Businesses

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the state to adopt policies to increase the contracts the state awards to "geographically disadvantaged businesses" so as to expand business opportunities in "low-income communities and underutilized business areas." In her eighth executive directive issued since she's taken office, Whitmer said she wants the Michigan Department of Technology,

By |2019-01-13T18:17:51-05:00January 13th, 2019|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Former Lt. Gov. Calley Named President Of Small Business Association Of Michigan

LANSING - Former Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley has been named president of the Small Business Association of Michigan. Current SBAM president and CEO Rob Fowler will remain the organization’s CEO. “We could not be happier or more excited to welcome Brian and to work with him in the fight to support Michigan small businesses

By |2019-01-02T13:39:31-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Timely Year-End Tax Actions

LANSING - The alteration in the standard deduction and how taxpayers have been accustomed to using it may be the single most important factor for tax planning into 2019. The increase in the standard deduction is designed to simplify taxes for millions of tax payers. So rather than itemizing deductions, some taxpayers will instead just

By |2018-12-20T17:36:48-05:00December 20th, 2018|Featured, Small Business Association of Michigan|