100 episodes

“The Small Business Association of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Insights” every week presents a dynamic audio interview from a top-notch expert on entrepreneurial success. Hear great tips and advice on how to be a more effective small business owner. The program is hosted and produced by the Small Business Association of Michigan's Vice President Communications Michael Rogers

The Small Business Association of Michigan’s Small Business Weekly Podcast Michael W. Rogers

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“The Small Business Association of Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Insights” every week presents a dynamic audio interview from a top-notch expert on entrepreneurial success. Hear great tips and advice on how to be a more effective small business owner. The program is hosted and produced by the Small Business Association of Michigan's Vice President Communications Michael Rogers

    Growth success through men’s specialty apparel and products

    Growth success through men’s specialty apparel and products

    On today’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Kevin Begola, owner of men's specialty shop Bridge Street Exchange in Fenton and a member of the 2022 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. “My passion is trying to create something that the community is gonna love,” he says. “Our growth comes from within but it also comes from the community support and people just coming through the shop and supporting us more and more.”
    The Small Business Association of Michigan 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.
    Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own. 
    Our 30,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!
    (music licensed from www.jukedeck.com)

    • 10 min
    One-stop marketing and promotion

    One-stop marketing and promotion

    On today’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with SBAM member Cameron Needham, owner of mid-Michigan based Needham Solutions. “We are a full service creative, promotional and marketing technology company,” she says. “We really strive to be that one-stop shop for solo and micro businesses, just like us, to help them eliminate the need for multiple freelancers, contractors and vendors.”
    The Small Business Association of Michigan 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.
    Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own. 
    Our 30,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!
    (music licensed from www.jukedeck.com)

    • 11 min
    Legislative leader says small businesses need to work together through their organizations

    Legislative leader says small businesses need to work together through their organizations

    On today’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with  State Representative Mark Tisdel of Rochester Hills, recently recognized by the Small Business Association of Michigan as a 2022 Legislator of the Year. “It's very important that small business owners participate and ensure that places like the Small Business Association of Michigan are active and directly representing their interests and their concerns,” he says.
    The Small Business Association of Michigan 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.
    Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own. 
    Our 30,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!
    (music licensed from www.jukedeck.com)

    • 19 min
    Small business advocacy is crucial for your success

    Small business advocacy is crucial for your success

    On today’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Bill Kimble, President of C2AE in Lansing. He was recently recognized by the Small Business Association of Michigan as its 2022 Advocate of the Year. “Getting involved in business advocacy is critically important to make sure that the environment for small businesses, and how we operate in the state of Michigan, stays strong,” he says. 
    The Small Business Association of Michigan 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.
    Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own. 
    Our 30,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!
    (music licensed from www.jukedeck.com)

    • 12 min
    Mashing up football and bowling into a unique business and franchising opportunity

    Mashing up football and bowling into a unique business and franchising opportunity

    On today’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Scott Brown, the co-owner and manager of Fowling Warehouse in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor and a VIP member of the Small Business Association of Michigan. “It's just a portmanteau of taking the word football and bowling and mashing them up,” Brown says. “And that's exactly what it is, a game that was invented back in 2001. It's a great team building event or holiday party, or whatever it happens to be. We have room for up to 200 people.”
    The Small Business Association of Michigan 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.
    Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own. 
    Our 30,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!
    (music licensed from www.jukedeck.com)

    • 12 min
    Giving small businesses the bandwidth they need to succeed

    Giving small businesses the bandwidth they need to succeed

    On today’s SBAM Weekly Podcast, Michael Rogers talks with Rep. Sara Cambensy, recognized by the SBAM as a 2022 Legislator of the Year. “It's not going to be me, as a legislator, anyone after me sitting in these seats, saying we know what's best for small business,” she says. “We need to give them the bandwidth to really go out and create that new economy, to tell us what laws are working and what aren't. And really, to let us kind of stand back and let them call us for help when they need it.”
    The Small Business Association of Michigan 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.
    Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy. When small businesses band together through the Small Business Association of Michigan, they achieve more than they could on their own. 
    Our 30,000+ members are as diverse as Michigan's economy. From accountants to appliance stores, manufacturers to medical, and restaurants to retailers, what unites the SBAM membership is the spirit of entrepreneurship…a spirit that drove you to start and continue to operate your own business because you believe you can do something better than anyone else is doing it!
    (music licensed from www.jukedeck.com)

    • 11 min