The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Canvassers Approve Language On National Popular Vote Petition For Michigan

LANSING - The Board of State Canvassers last week approved petition language that would have Michigan join a National Popular Vote compact. Yes on National Popular Vote of Michigan would enter Michigan into a national popular vote agreement, effective when adopted by states which combined have over half the electoral college votes for president, requiring

By |2021-11-29T11:37:01-05:00November 29th, 2021|Government/Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

SBAM Survey: Rising Costs, Staffing Shortage Biggest Threats To Small Businesses

LANSING – A new survey done by the Small Business Association of Michigan showed that while wages and staffing levels have begun to increase, rising costs and finding enough staff are still the top threats businesses are facing. “The pandemic has been difficult for small businesses, but it’s clear that entrepreneurs are adapting and taking

By |2021-09-26T16:41:20-04:00September 26th, 2021|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Employees Want To Option To Work Remotely, Won’t Take Less Money For Doing So

LANSING - Employees want to maintain the option to work remotely post-pandemic and will not tolerate being compensated less for remote work, according to new survey data from Salary.com, The Remote Work & Compensation Pulse Survey of both employees and employers, was conducted online from May 14 – June 7, 2021.   A total of 743 organizations

By |2021-07-17T13:00:26-04:00July 17th, 2021|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Entrepreneurship Score Card Shows Uneven Economic Recovery, Small Businesses Still Struggling

LANSING –There are clear signs of economic improvement, but that recovery is uneven and is lagging behind the nation, according to the Michigan Entrepreneurship Score Card released today. This is the 17th Annual Score Card released by Michigan Celebrates Small Business in conjunction with the Small Business Association of Michigan. This year’s report required several enhancements

The Post Pandemic Workplace: Remote Employees and Requirements

LANSING - As we begin to pass by the pandemic and bring back workers to the physical workplace, a host of issues has to be reviewed by HR with the new workplace.  In some cases, employers are having a hybrid approach to working.  In other cases, employers are allowing for 100% remote work. Finally, other employers are

By |2021-06-21T21:11:09-04:00June 21st, 2021|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Gov. Whitmer Announces State Will Open To Full Capacity June 22

LANSING - Governor Gretchen Whitmer Thursday accelerated the end of all COVID-19 epidemic orders on gatherings and masking as COVID-19 cases continue to plummet following increased vaccinations. Beginning June 22, capacity in both indoor and outdoor settings will increase to 100% and the state will no longer require residents to wear a face mask. “Today

By |2021-06-18T08:01:41-04:00June 17th, 2021|Government/Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Small Business Summit With Gov. Whitmer, Lt. Gov. Gilchrist

LANSING - While strong economic growth is predicted in Michigan over the coming months, sustaining and growing small businesses, which are the lifeblood of our communities, must remain a top priority. You are invited to join Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II on Wednesday, June 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

By |2021-06-15T18:53:18-04:00June 14th, 2021|Featured, Small Business Association of Michigan|

COVID-19 Response & Preparedness Plan

LANSING - SBAM has developed a COVID-19 preparedness and response template, consistent with recommendations by MIOSHA. Version 10 of this template, available below, contains amendments to reflect the allowance of in-person work effective May 24. SBAM has also created the complete Small Business Owner’s Guide to Remote Work, also available for download. Download your COVID-19

By |2021-05-25T10:16:53-04:00May 25th, 2021|Entrepreneurs, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Why Michigan’s Next 13-Seat Map Won’t Look Anything Like The Last One

LANSING - Back in the 1910s and 1920s, Michigan was sitting where it's going after the next election. It had 13 congressional seats. From 1914 to 1930, the map looked the same. Detroit essentially had its own district, Oakland anchored its own district, stretching into Genesee and Ingham counties. Macomb anchored its own district with