Items Tagged with 'Small Business Association of Michigan'


Can you look back at your life and be happy?

October 27, 2017
I would like to suggest that at whatever age you are, you examine what you want to feel when you approach the final runway. Read More

What’s keeping you up at night?

Organizations launch comprehensive research project on small business needs.

February 26, 2016
It’s been 25 years since a combination of partners did the last comprehensive assessment on the needs of Michigan’s small businesses. Read More

Barometer surveys find small business owners are upbeat

Tight labor market also is contributing to wage increases for good workers.

January 15, 2016
The state’s small businesses are going strong, according to the Small Business Association of Michigan Barometer surveys of 2015. Read More

Find the balance between objective and subjective messages

December 18, 2015
When I was engaged in small business advocacy with the Small Business Association of Michigan and the National Small Business Association, I was consistently pushing a more aggressive stance on the issues. Read More

Foreign students with startups face obstacles

SBAM encourages entrepreneurs to start businesses in Michigan.

September 25, 2015
LANSING — International students face daunting challenges starting a business. Read More

Young entrepreneurs staying in Michigan

Grand Rapids is a place where good ideas can really make a difference.

LANSING — In a state that is battling to overcome its perception as an economic sinkhole, the presence of revived cities, growing local economies and the idealistic attitude of students are starting to keep young entrepreneurs in Michigan. Read More

Small business short of skilled, educated workers

SBAM says shortage may become a drag on Michigan’s small business economy.

August 14, 2015
More than two-thirds — 69 percent — of small business owners in a recent Small Business Association of Michigan survey said they are having difficulty filling open jobs due to a lack of qualified applicants. Read More