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Survey: Nearly All Michigan Small Business Impacted by Coronavirus

LANSING - A new survey shows 92% of Michigan small employers are negatively impacted by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, a continued escalation from 76% of small employers reporting negative impacts 10 days earlier. About 3% are positively impacted. These firms are likely experiencing stronger sales due to a sharp rise in demand for

By |2020-04-05T13:57:48-04:00April 5th, 2020|Featured, News|

Social Media Expert: Pandemic Not Time To Cut Advertising, Marketing

ANN ARBOR - Melih Oztalay, CEO of Smart Finds Marketing in Birmingham, MI., says cutting your marketing and advertising spend during the pandemic is not a good idea. You want customers to know you will be there for them when social distancing ends, he said. https://youtu.be/4x2lqjTTH3w

By |2020-04-05T14:02:04-04:00April 1st, 2020|Digital Marketing, Featured, Social Media|

Skilled Laborers Brigade Making PPEs For Healthcare Professionals Battling COVID-19

ANN ARBOR - Shannon O'Hara has cobbled together 500 tailors in metro New York to sew washable hospital gowns to protect healthcare professionals from COVID-19. She's looking to connect with tailors nationwide to join her brigade. She's also looking for tailors to join her brigade in Michigan. https://youtu.be/9gvCOD7GmbU  

By |2020-04-01T17:33:05-04:00April 1st, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

Business Connect Offering Grants To Manufacturers Looking To Produce PPEs

LANSING –The Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Pure Michigan Business Connect program has launched a new grant program providing a total of $1 million in grants to Michigan’s small manufacturers looking to retool and produce critical health and human service supplies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. “Michigan has the manufacturing strength, innovation and determination to

By |2020-04-01T14:58:55-04:00April 1st, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Duo Security’s Song Donates $1 Million To Washtenaw County Small Business Fund

ANN ARBOR - Dug Song, who sold in 2018 Duo Security to Cisco for $2.35 billion, has contributed $1 million to an emergency relief fund for small businesses in Washtenaw County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The money was donated to the Washtenaw Small Business Emergency Relief Fund. https://www.washtenawsbf.com/ Contributions also came from Ann Arbor

By |2020-03-31T16:33:20-04:00March 31st, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

COVID-19 Update: U-M Seeks PPE Gear Donations For Workers, Patients

ANN ARBOR - Right now, health care workers at the University of Michigan’s hospitals and clinics have the gear they need to protect themselves and others as they care for patients with COVID-19. But with the number of COVID-19 patients rising daily, leaders at Michigan Medicine are asking for the community’s help in donating supplies

By |2020-03-29T12:45:44-04:00March 29th, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

Small Business Gets $367 Billion In Loan Guarantees In Stimulus Package

WASHINGTON DC - The $2.2 Trillion federal stimulus package will provide small businesses (those with fewer than 500 employees) who promise not to fire employees during the crisis would have access to $367 billion worth of guaranteed loans from community banks through June 30 that would be forgiven if the business continues to pay workers

By |2020-03-28T18:43:21-04:00March 28th, 2020|Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|