Small Business Association of Michigan

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) 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.

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 |2019-01-02T13:39:31-04:00January 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 |2018-12-20T17:36:48-04:00December 20th, 2018|Featured, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Flow-Through’ Exemption Restorer Bill Heads To House

LANSING - Nearly 250,000 Michigan "Flow-Through" business organized as S Corporations or partnerships could claim state income tax exemptions under legislation that the Senate unanimously passed Thursday. Under the 2017 U.S. Tax Cut, "Flow-Through entities" lost their ability to deduct what they pay in state income taxes. C Corporations, by contrast, did not lose that

By |2018-12-06T20:17:13-04:00December 6th, 2018|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Bills Require Consumer Notification 45 Days After Data Breached

LANSING – Banks, businesses, government agencies and nonprofits that suffer a data security breach would have 45 days to inform all of their impacted customers, under a pair of bills reported out of the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday. HB 6405 and HB 6406, sponsored by Committee Chair Diana Farrington (R-Utica) and Rep. Joseph Graves

By |2018-12-06T20:17:13-04:00December 6th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Michigan Voters Approved Recreational Marijuana: What Does That Mean For Michigan Businesses And Residents?

LANSING - Michigan voters approved Proposal 1 enacting the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act. Michigan is the first state in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. Marijuana will be legal for broader use in Michigan under Michigan law; however, marijuana is still an illegal narcotic under federal law. Below are answers to important

By |2018-11-08T19:10:14-04:00November 8th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Top 10 Michigan Senate Districts and Top 15 Michigan House Districts Most Likely To Flip

LANSING - Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), the likely next Senate Majority Leader if Republicans maintain control, has heard the bleak forecasts about Democrats possibly riding a blue wave into majority this November. He's not buying it.  The Jackson County Republican was admittedly nervous after August primary numbers showed strong Democratic turnout numbers in suburban Michigan. But

By |2018-10-04T20:22:41-04:00October 4th, 2018|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Workplace Productivity Trends – Are Employees More Productive In The Office Or At Home?

LANSING - Jabra recently revealed the top workplace productivity trends for 2018. The trends are based on a survey among business professionals in the U.S., UK, Germany, and France. Global trends summary: Workspace: Home is where the productivity is: four times more employees in 2018 perceive working from home to be the most productive option

By |2018-09-28T10:51:27-04:00September 28th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Snyder Rolls Out Plans To Expand Rural Internet Access

LANSING - During a tour on last week, Gov. Rick Snyder announced new plans to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region and community. “As technology continues to rapidly change and evolve, having access to fast, reliable internet is now a necessity for everyday life,” said Snyder at an event at

By |2018-08-24T12:24:36-04:00August 24th, 2018|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Michigan House Democrats Work On Small Business Package

LANSING - The Small Business Association of Michigan conworked with Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) on creating a four-piece legislative package designed to give Michigan small businesses a leg up on state contracts while helping aspiring entrepreneurs get off the ground.  While SBAM Executive Director Rob Fowler said details may need to be worked out on

By |2018-07-17T19:02:40-04:00July 17th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|