Small Business Association of Michigan

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.

Gov EO Creates New Data, Analytics Division In DTMB

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order last Wednesday creating the Michigan Center for Data and Analytics in the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. The new department will analyze data and information from all departments and help those departments improve efficiency and determine data- and evidence-based project results. “Whether through studying economic

By |2022-09-28T19:57:39-04:00September 27th, 2022|Featured, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Two-Thirds Of Dems, Republicans, Independents Agree: Democracy In Danger

LANSING - At a time when there isn’t much unanimity on any issue comes a national poll revealing there is agreement that the U.S. Democracy is in danger. In virtually every subsection of the electorate the vast majority are saying yes. The data is from the latest Quinnipiac survey showing that 67 percent of registered

By |2022-09-06T14:14:42-04:00September 6th, 2022|Small Business Association of Michigan|

The Latest Trend – Quiet Quitting

LANSING - Have you heard about the latest workplace trend?  It’s called quiet quitting.  It’s when an employee makes a decision to no longer go above and beyond, and instead, do the bare minimum as entailed in their job description. Quiet quitting can take the form of turning down projects based on interest, arriving late

By |2022-08-21T13:02:50-04:00August 15th, 2022|Small Business Association of Michigan|

SBAM Survey: Higher Costs, Supply Shortages Hurting Michigan’s Small Businesses

LANSING – Continually rising costs and supply shortages are the main challenges impeding Michigan small businesses success, according to a new survey released today by the Small Business Association of Michigan. “Michigan’s small businesses are still facing significant obstacles every single day,” said SBAM President and CEO Brian Calley. “Higher costs, supply shortages and inflation

Record Budget Focuses On Paying Down Debt; Not Tax Cuts . . . Yet

LANSING - A record-breaking $76 billion state budget, with $15.3 billion coming from the General Fund, rolled out of a House-Senate conference committee early Friday morning and through both chambers of the Legislature – fueled by leftover emergency federal dollars and better-than-expected income and sales tax revenues. Around $7 billion ($3.8 General Fund, $3.2 billion

SHRM Survey Reveals How the Pandemic Affected Employee Benefits

LANSING - The pandemic has had a profound effect on all areas of employment, including benefits. Mental health coverage has emerged as one of the most popular covered benefits in 2022 with 91 percent of employers now offering coverage according to a recent SHRM Employee Benefits Survey. According to the survey, employers ranked healthcare as

By |2022-06-30T12:03:14-04:00June 27th, 2022|Small Business Association of Michigan|

ASE Releases 2022 Michigan Compensation Survey Results – Salaries Rise 4 Percent

TROY – Low unemployment, sluggish labor participation, and unprecedented employee turnover appear to have accelerated the wages and salaries of local employers.  Data from the most recent ASE compensation survey shows that overall wage growth, based on a matched sample of companies (referred to as a constant sample) was 4.0 percent compared to just 2.1

By |2022-06-30T12:03:45-04:00June 20th, 2022|Small Business Association of Michigan, STEM|

Competing For Talent Becoming Game Of Limbo – How Low Can You Go?

LANSING - Limbo is a game where the most limber, or flexible player wins. Sound familiar? Survey after survey is revealing that employees today are seeking more flexibility in their jobs and are willing to change employers to get that flexibility. But how flexible can employers be without sacrificing productivity? It’s fair to say that

Registration is Open for SBAM’s Annual Meeting And Small Business Summit June 16

LANSING - Join SBAM in Lansing for our premier small business event! We are excited to be back in-person and look forward to re-connecting with our members. The summit features an exhibit hall, ample networking opportunities, express learning sessions, lunch and keynote presentation. About Our Keynote Presentation There is a life cycle to business ownership.

By |2022-04-24T16:42:06-04:00April 24th, 2022|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Michigan Marijuana Report, SBAM Form Strategic Partnership

ANN ARBOR - Michigan Marijuana Report, Edited and co-founded by MITechNew Editor and Publisher Mike Brennan, has formed a strategic partnership with the Small Business Association of Michigan. What that means is sponsors of MIMarijuanaReport.Com will automatically get an SBAM Premium Sponsorship when they purchase an MMR sponsorship. The SBAM sponsorship gets them many perks,