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Clean MI Govt; Prevailing Wage Repeal; Pot Legalization Raise $1 Million Plus

LANSING - Three Michigan ballot committees have gathered more than $1 million in support based on today's campaign finance filings with another committee on the verge of hitting the $1 million milestone. The amount raised isn't necessarily a harbinger for success, however. The Clean Michigan Government drive to create a part-time Legislature has raised more than $1 million,

Michigan Public Service Commission Urges Lower Gas Rates To Reflect Lower Corporate Tax Rates

LANSING - After first inquiring with the utilities it regulates, the Michigan Public Service Commission urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to tell its interstate natural gas pipeline operators to adjust their rates in response to the lowered corporate tax rates under the new federal tax law. The MPSC said the FERC should "take immediate

By |2018-01-31T20:37:06-05:00January 31st, 2018|Clean Update, Politics|

Snyder Tells How Michigan’s Comeback Story Is Real

LANSING - Michigan's "relentlessly positive" governor used his final State of the State address Tuesday night to make the case why the Great Lakes State is better off today than it was when he took over more than seven years ago. The vast majority of Gov. Rick Snyder’s 53-minute speech Tuesday heralded "The Michigan Comeback

By |2018-01-31T14:36:05-05:00January 31st, 2018|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

What The Latest Facebook Algorithm Change Means (and what to do)

LANSING - If you’re an inbound marketer, you know that sinking feeling. You wake up, stretch, start your coffee, and check your phone—only for your stomach to drop at that horrible phrase “algorithm change.” Depending on how long you’ve been in the game, you’ve ridden the ups and downs of the Facebook and Google algorithms as

By |2018-01-30T17:33:15-05:00January 30th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Technology, Flexibility Remain Key To HR Effectiveness In 2018

LANSING - As technology continues to evolve, it affects the workplace and the workforce.  For organizations to remain competitive in a tight talent market, they must keep up with these changes. TO READ THE FOUR KEY TRENDS, CLICK ON

By |2018-01-19T09:46:34-05:00January 19th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Six Steps To Avoiding A Harassment Claim

LANSING - Sexual harassment in the news has many employers questioning if their workplace is free from harassment, but they may be overlooking other issues. Employers shouldn’t limit their attention to just sexual harassment. There are other types of harassment that are equally unlawful and need to be avoided. Harassment based on any protected status

By |2017-12-15T06:57:04-05:00December 15th, 2017|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Bonuses, Parties And Gifts: How Small Business Owners Can Navigate The Holiday Season

LANSING - Pumpkin spice lattes are flowing and leaves are changing color, which can mean only one thing: This year’s holiday season is right around the corner. For small business owners who already juggle more than their fair share of responsibilities, it also means they’ll need to manage some unique situations that only arise in November

By |2017-12-13T08:52:40-05:00December 13th, 2017|Small Business Association of Michigan|

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments About Privacy-Rights With Cell Phones

WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared sympathetic to a Detroit resident whose cell phone records, obtained without a warrant, were used against him in trial. However, the justices also appeared uncertain about a decision that arguably could affect every citizen's privacy rights, according to a transcript of the Wednesday hearing in the

By |2017-12-05T19:49:05-05:00December 5th, 2017|Politics/Government, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Bah-Humbug! Office Etiquette For Holiday Gift Giving

LANSING - It’s hard to believe, but Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday have already come and gone, kicking off the 2017 holiday shopping season.  While many of us are already feeling overwhelmed with finding the perfect gifts for friends and family, navigating the politics of office gift giving can add even more

By |2017-12-05T17:57:21-05:00December 5th, 2017|Featured, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Non-Solicitation And Confidentiality Agreements Tested By Social Media

LANSING - Employers today should assume employees are tied to one another through the use of LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or all of these social media sites. In fact, employers can and do encourage employees’ use of social media to enhance marketing, business development, and employee recruitment. However, employers are also utilizing confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements

By |2017-12-01T08:13:28-05:00December 1st, 2017|Small Business Association of Michigan|