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The Home of Business in Michigan. Get on-demand access to audio programs, articles and resources presented by savvy business leaders and industry experts.

    Michigan Business Beat | JustASK What Should Businesses Look for in an MSP?

    Michigan Business Beat | JustASK What Should Businesses Look for in an MSP?

    Chris Holman catches up once again with Michael Maddox, President, CEO, EOS Visionary of ASK, Lansing, MI, and Host of "Bottom Line IT" on Michigan Business Network (ASK recently merged with Convergence Networks/Grade A)

    The pair pause from their series of interviews in the real life case study of a modern merger, to dig back into IT services and reflect upon what business owners should look for in an MSP.
    Chris finds out from Mike:
    What should businesses look for in an MSP?
    Can they provide the 3 pillars of technology?
    How secure is the MSP and why that matters? (Referring to the recent Kaseya cyber attack. The attack was on a software provider that sells its tools to MSPs. A cyber attack on a MSP or a tool that a MSP uses can have a very damaging waterfall effect)
    What expectations should a business have on an MSP when it comes to security? What does it mean for a company to be an MSP vs an MSSP? (Manage service provider vs managed security service provider)
    Can the MSP provide a strategic technology roadmap? What questions should businesses ask of MSPs when it comes to road mapping?
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    • 7 min
    Michigan Business Beat | EDGE earns certification from Small Business Association of Michigan

    Michigan Business Beat | EDGE earns certification from Small Business Association of Michigan

    Chris Holman speaks with Lorri Rishar, CEO at Edge, Lansing, MI, Chicago, IL. In this discussion, they cover how Small businesses positively impact Michigan communities and bolster the state’s economy, and Edge Partnerships contributes to this impact every day.
    In recognition of the importance of small business, the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) recently awarded the Lansing-based public relations and marketing agency its Small Business Certified designation.
    When and how did Edge start?
    What did it take to earn the Small Business certification?
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    • 7 min
    Leadership Lowdown | When You Have a New Board Member, You Have a New Board

    Leadership Lowdown | When You Have a New Board Member, You Have a New Board

    A passionate believer in the power of associations to connect and serve members, Donna Oser was appointed President & CEO of the Michigan Society of Association Executives. in December of 2019. A 20-year association veteran, Oser looks forward to partnering with the Board of Directors to reinvent the MSAE. Donna's insight and experience offers a wonderful perspective on building effective organizations and working with volunteers!

    Tune in to this edition of the Leadership Lowdown...Donna has a lot to offer!
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    • 45 min
    Michigan Celebrates Small Business |Tim W. Boeve Hil-Man Automation

    Michigan Celebrates Small Business |Tim W. Boeve Hil-Man Automation

    Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Tim W. Boeve, Owner/ President, Hil-Man Automation, Zeeland, MI, a Michigan 50 Company to Watch award winner for 2021.
    In the interview, they cover Tim's career path, the company's history, the focus of the company in 2021, what winning this award means for the company, additional information, and how to contact them.
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    • 6 min
    Michigan Business Beat | Come to Treetops for Your Meeting or Group Getaway

    Michigan Business Beat | Come to Treetops for Your Meeting or Group Getaway

    Chris Holman catches up with Matt Alagna, Director of Sales, Treetops Resort, Gaylord, MI, to discuss why you and your business associates should “Come to Treetops for your Meeting or Group getaway”
    Treetops -- the destination for your post-COVID meetings and conferences.

    Tell us about your meeting spaces?

    Gaylord is centralized especially for meetings when Upper and Lower Peninsula participants from Michigan are involved

    lodging and meeting space packages

    The natural advantage of the resort's outside recreation opportunities, whether it's golf, hiking, or winter sports

    how to book meetings with Treetops?

    • 6 min
    Michigan Celebrates Small Business | Catherine Howell The Wicked Sister

    Michigan Celebrates Small Business | Catherine Howell The Wicked Sister

    Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Catherine Howell, Owner/Operator, The Wicked Sister, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, a Michigan 50 Company to Watch award winner for 2021.
    In the interview, they cover Cathy's career path, the company's history, the focus of the company in 2021, what winning this award means for the company, additional information, and how to contact them.
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    • 10 min

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