Items Tagged with 'Small Business Association of Michigan'


Small business lobby opposes state tax plan

SBAM, others call Gov. Whitmer’s proposed expansion of the corporate income tax a ‘step backward.’

March 15, 2019
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) When Gov. Gretchen Whitmer presented her 2020 fiscal year state budget proposal on March 5, small business groups immediately objected to her plan to offset a pension tax repeal by increasing taxes on small businesses, or “pass-through” entities. Read More

Going to college with no plan is a waste of time

March 1, 2019
I have been talking to several people lately about the value of a college degree. Read More

Find patterns in your business’s financial statements

December 7, 2018
I had a client back in the 1970s who had an extremely high IQ. Had it not been for a variable rate SBA loan initiated at 8 percent then rising to 28 percent, we would have been rich. Read More

Engagement letters are vital part of doing business

November 9, 2018
What is an hour of someone’s time worth? Most small business owners are not paid an hourly wage. Read More

Business organizations launch health care plan

Statewide initiative meant to lower costs for small businesses and sole proprietors.

October 5, 2018
Two Michigan business associations are launching a small business health care plan meant to lower costs. Read More

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