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Michigan’s Entrepreneurship Score Card: Rob Fowler, President, Small Business Association of Michigan – Michigan is showing signs of economic progress for small businesses. The Small Business Association of Michigan’s (SBAM) ninth annual Michigan Entrepreneurship Score Card reports the vigor in the Michigan entrepreneurial economy parallels Michigan’s remarkable economic turnaround since 2009.
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Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce: How to Network – Greg Peters, The Relunctant Networker – If attending networking events sets you into a panic, turn to The Reluctant Networker. You’ll learn the common mistakes people make at a networking event and which events are actually the best to attend.
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Business Ethos: The Rush to Tax Online Sales – Dr. David Mielke, Retired Dean of the College of Business at EMU – Brick and mortar stores say they just want a level playing field by requiring internet retailers to collect sales tax. However, there are serious considerations regarding allowing states to require a tax on another state, and whether changing the law would set precedent and unintended consequences for businesses. Read Dr. Mielke’s blog on this topic here, and click the link below to listen to our conversation.
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Milan Area Chamber of Commerce: Bryan Girbach, Superintendent, Milan Area Schools – On May 7 Milan Area Schools’ voters will decide whether to renew a non-homestead millage that represents about 10% of the Milan Area Schools budget. This millage was first approved by Milan voters in 1994.
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Think Local First: Savor Ann Arbor – Ingrid Ault, TLF Executive Director; Marcie Greenfield, Savor Ann Arbor Tours & Tastings – Born out of a love for her town, Marcie Greenfield’s walking tours of Ann Arbor showcase the history, architecture, shops, and culinary treasures for you to discover and enjoy.
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