The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic wellbeing by providing counseling, training and research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies.

Traverse City Event: How Technology Is Impacting Business, Education, Economic Development

ROYAL OAK - Matt McCauley, COO of Networks Northwest, describes an interesting event coming up on Dec. 5 in Traverse City that will bring together the entire state to offer a conversation around how business, economic development and education are dealing with the impact of technology on their industry sectors. The interview is conducted by

Nominations Are Open For Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala

LANSING - Nominations for the 2018 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards program are officially open, including the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award! Why nominate a company for MCSB? Awardees of the program receive significant statewide exposure and gain the honors of a program that they may proclaim to customers and peers. Submitting a nomination

How Emerging Technology – Such As Autonomous Vehicles – Will Impact Banking

ROYAL OAK - How are traditional business lenders anticipating changes in the banking industry to accommodate emerging technologies like autonomous vehicles? Mark Brant, Market President at First Community Bank, answers some of these questions in an interview conducted by Keith Brophy, State Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center. Brophy explores with Brant what

MISBDC Update: Dataspeed, One Of The 50 Companies To Watch Winners

ROYAL OAK - Paul McCown, the Chief Financial Officer for Dataspeed, is one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch winners this year. He will receive his award Thursday night at the gala in Lansing. Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, interviews McCown - along with M2 TechCast Co-Hosts Mike

M2 TechCast: HyGenesis Reduces Contamination On Hands, Surfaces, Textiles

ROYAL OAK - On this segment of M2 TechCast, Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, interviews HyGenesis chief operating officer Robert Kosnik who describes his product Hand Armor. A single application of HyGenesis technologies can reduce surface contamination on hands for hours, on surfaces for months and on textiles for up to

M2 TechCast: MISBDC’s Brophy Interviews Test4Time Founder – Automated Reward Systems For Youngsters To Learn Math

ROYAL OAK - Test 4 Time is an automated reward system for youngsters learning mathematics.  The reward is the use of a product of their choice for a given amount of time.  That could mean time on a video game, a television, a computer, basically anything that plugs into a wall.  The amount of time

Michigan SBDC To Host Monthly Segment On M2 TechCast Internet Radio Show

GRAND RAPIDS - Starting this fall, the Michigan SBDC will host a monthly segment on the M2 (squared) TechCast Internet radio show. M2 TechCast is a live news show hosted by longtime technology writers Mike Brennan and Matt Roush. Every Monday from 3 – 4 p.m. you can listen to Mike and Matt interview local

How To Deal With The Mistakes You Make When Running A Small Business

LANSING - Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with business coach and consultant Tom Borg about dealing with the mistakes you make when running a small business, developing and implementing good customer service policies, the value of proactively addressing change in your small business and how to implement

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Mobile App Developer Workshop For Non-Techie Entrepreneurs July 28 In Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS - Entrepreneurs who aren’t that tech savvy, but need to know how to speak geek to application developers have a chance to learn how to do that July 28 at a Mobile App Bootcamp scheduled for Grand Valley State University. The workshop is co-hosted by the Michigan Small Business Development Center, the Mobile

Michigan Mobile Musings: Boot Camp for Non-Tech Entrepreneurs -SBDC-West Michigan

GRAND RAPIDS - The use of Mobile/Wireless technologies are fast becoming a critical element in the growth and productivity of companies in every industry. Often there are entrepreneurs with exciting ideas of ways that they can use these technologies to facilitate growth for their firm or serve their customers more effectively, but they don't know