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.

33 Ways To Use Technology In Your Small Business

LANSING - Technology can help small business owners leverage limited capital in smarter and more effective ways. In some cases, using technology is a natural progression for processes you may already have in place in your business. In others, you may need to make some adjustments to reap the benefits of these tech-friendly alternatives. The good

By |2019-03-31T18:10:07-04:00March 31st, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

New Data Breach Bill Moves Amid Latest Ransomware Attack

LANSING - Consumers would have to be notified within 45 days if their "sensitive personally identifying information" was stolen in a data breach, under two bills that moved out of the House Financial Services Committee Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, letters continue to go out from one recent example of a data breach, a ransomware incident that

By |2019-03-24T14:18:27-04:00March 24th, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Akervall Technologies Named 2019 Michigan SBDC Best Small Business Of Year

SALINE -  Akervall Technologies has been selected the 2019 “Michigan SBDC Best Small Business of the Year” by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, a small-business awards program. Michigan Small Business Development Center is managing partner of the program. Akervall will receive the prestigious award at MCSB’s 15th annual awards ceremony, Wednesday, May 8, in Lansing. MCSB will

Report: Third Of Manufacturers Aim To Improve Operations Using Industrial Internet Of Things

TROY – Plex Systems, cloud ERP and MES manufacturing developer, Thursday released the results of a new report that shows today’s manufacturers hope to improve operations using the Industrial Internet of Things. Plex’s annual State of Manufacturing Technology survey collects information from global manufacturers to measure current technology use and future implementation and adoption plans.

By |2019-02-19T07:26:59-04:00February 14th, 2019|IoT, Small Business Association of Michigan|

DTE Returning Tax Savings To Help Business’ Bottom Line

LANSING - We’re in the heart of the winter heating season. It’s cold outside, your energy usage is at its peak and that means bills may be higher as well. Fortunately, you’re about to see some relief as additional tax credit savings start appearing on your bill. This credit, which will run until midyear, is the

By |2019-02-03T20:36:31-04:00February 3rd, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Michigan Secretary Of State Seeks Deal In Redistricting Suit; May Mean Redrawn Districts In 2020

LANSING - Arguing the court has "found significant evidence of partisan gerrymandering," Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson filed a brief in the League of Women Voters of Michigan redistricting lawsuit that opens the door to her cutting a deal to have legislative districts redrawn for 2020. Recently, Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield (R-Levering), Rep. Aaron

State Revenues To Tick Up $264 Million This Year, $225 Million More Next Year

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is starting off with $264.7 million more in state revenues than previously expected this fiscal year and $225 million more than previously estimated in state revenue for her first budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. But the agreement reached Friday at the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference (CREC) still amounts to

By |2019-01-21T09:02:27-04:00January 19th, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Whitmer Calls For More State Contracts For ‘Disadvantaged’ Businesses

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has asked the state to adopt policies to increase the contracts the state awards to "geographically disadvantaged businesses" so as to expand business opportunities in "low-income communities and underutilized business areas." In her eighth executive directive issued since she's taken office, Whitmer said she wants the Michigan Department of Technology,

By |2019-01-13T18:17:51-04:00January 13th, 2019|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Former Lt. Gov. Calley Named President Of Small Business Association Of Michigan

LANSING - Former Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley has been named president of the Small Business Association of Michigan. Current SBAM president and CEO Rob Fowler will remain the organization’s CEO. “We could not be happier or more excited to welcome Brian and to work with him in the fight to support Michigan small businesses

By |2019-01-02T13:39:31-04:00January 2nd, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Timely Year-End Tax Actions

LANSING - The alteration in the standard deduction and how taxpayers have been accustomed to using it may be the single most important factor for tax planning into 2019. The increase in the standard deduction is designed to simplify taxes for millions of tax payers. So rather than itemizing deductions, some taxpayers will instead just

By |2018-12-20T17:36:48-04:00December 20th, 2018|Featured, Small Business Association of Michigan|