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.

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,

Biden Administration Expands SBA Pilot Program Targeting Access To Capital for Underserved Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON DC - The Biden Administration announced impactful reforms to the Small Business Administration's Community Advantage loan program, a key SBA tool for Community Development Financial Institutions, Community Development Companies, microlenders and other critical mission-based lending partners, that prioritizes equitable access to capital for low-income borrowers and those from underserved communities. “America’s mission-driven lenders have

Pharmacists Can Share Lower, Generic Drug Costs Under Senate-Passed Bill

LANSING - Pharmacies would be prohibited from participating in contracts that bar them from disclosing prescription drug costs and the price tags of similar products, under legislation that unanimously passed the Senate. In 2017, the state of Michigan reported 32 percent of residents aged 19 to 64 years-old stopped taking their medication as prescribed due to

By |2022-02-25T09:48:54-05:00February 25th, 2022|Life Sciences, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Michigan Afflicted Business Relief Grant Applications Open March 1st

LANSING - The State of Michigan will distribute up to $409 million of its American Rescue Plan Act funds as grants to eligible businesses who have suffered financial hardship due to COVID-19. The Michigan Department of Treasury is administering this grant. What Types of Businesses are Eligible? Afflicted businesses cannot be tax exempt. Eligible business

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|