Hanna Burmeister

Hanna Burmeister

Hanna Burmeister manages marketing and communication strategies for the statewide network of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, or MI-SBDC, based at GVSU. She promotes the SBDC’s services through written success stories, videography, social media, print and online channels. She is also an active member of the planning committee for Michigan Celebrates Small Business, the state’s yearly small business awards ceremony. Burmeister enjoys using her skills and passion to promote Michigan’s entrepreneurial talent. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations from MSU and an M.P.A. from GVSU.


Leading difficult conversations in the workplace

July 28, 2016
Take a moment and think back to the last difficult conversation you had with someone at work. Are your hands getting clammy? Is there a slight knot in your stomach? Read More

Preparing your business for financing: The five Cs of good credit

June 30, 2016
Small business owners seeking financing regularly ask what a bank expects from them. Read More

What does the new overtime law mean for small businesses?

May 25, 2016
For the first time in 12 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced a new overtime rule that will greatly impact America’s middle class. Read More

Celebrate entrepreneurship: National Small Business Week in Michigan

April 30, 2016
When’s the last time you thanked an entrepreneur? Read More

Who should be on your business transition planning team?

March 31, 2016
After working tirelessly to build a successful business, deciding to transition that business to new ownership is an exciting and emotional time for any entrepreneur. Read More

How small businesses can use MeL

January 31, 2016
Entrepreneurs, when is the last time you used your library card? Libraries have always been community symbols of knowledge and learning, but if it’s been a while since you’ve visited your local library, you might not recognize all of the resources they offer to small businesses. Read More

How can your business be more collaborative in 2016?

December 31, 2015
The beginning of the year is often a time of reflection and planning for the year ahead. Read More

Where will you #ShopSmall?

November 24, 2015
From the second I heard the faint sound of jingle bells on my TV (on Nov. 1 this year), I knew the holiday shopping season had begun. Read More

5 common small business cyber-security myths

October 31, 2015
It’d be difficult to find a business today that doesn’t use at least one computer based or online system. With online cloud-based services available for anything from accounting to file sharing, it’s no wonder that small businesses are adopting (and inventing) these new technologies. However, as technology gets smarter, so do hackers. Read More

What market research should be included in your business plan?

September 30, 2015
Writing a business plan can be intimidating. The process of putting your dream down on paper is certainly not easy, but a well-thought business plan is one of an entrepreneur’s most valuable tools. Read More