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.

Top 10 Michigan Senate Districts and Top 15 Michigan House Districts Most Likely To Flip

LANSING - Sen. Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake), the likely next Senate Majority Leader if Republicans maintain control, has heard the bleak forecasts about Democrats possibly riding a blue wave into majority this November. He's not buying it.  The Jackson County Republican was admittedly nervous after August primary numbers showed strong Democratic turnout numbers in suburban Michigan. But

By |2018-10-04T20:22:41+00:00October 4th, 2018|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Workplace Productivity Trends – Are Employees More Productive In The Office Or At Home?

LANSING - Jabra recently revealed the top workplace productivity trends for 2018. The trends are based on a survey among business professionals in the U.S., UK, Germany, and France. Global trends summary: Workspace: Home is where the productivity is: four times more employees in 2018 perceive working from home to be the most productive option

By |2018-09-28T10:51:27+00:00September 28th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Snyder Rolls Out Plans To Expand Rural Internet Access

LANSING - During a tour on last week, Gov. Rick Snyder announced new plans to provide universal access to high-speed internet for every Michigan resident, business, region and community. “As technology continues to rapidly change and evolve, having access to fast, reliable internet is now a necessity for everyday life,” said Snyder at an event at

By |2018-08-24T12:24:36+00:00August 24th, 2018|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Michigan House Democrats Work On Small Business Package

LANSING - The Small Business Association of Michigan conworked with Rep. Donna Lasinski (D-Scio Twp.) on creating a four-piece legislative package designed to give Michigan small businesses a leg up on state contracts while helping aspiring entrepreneurs get off the ground.  While SBAM Executive Director Rob Fowler said details may need to be worked out on

By |2018-07-17T19:02:40+00:00July 17th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

The Business Impact Of 2018 Facebook News Feed Changes

LANSING - 2018 has been an interesting year for Facebook. Earlier this year, the company decided to drop a bomb and overhaul their popular News Feed feature, arguably the “heartbeat” of Facebook. Some marketers are viewing it as the News Feed Apocalypse, while others see it as a necessary evolution as the network continues to expand

By |2018-07-10T16:03:27+00:00July 10th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Cyber Risk Insurance – Does Your Company Have The Right Plan In Place?

LANSING - How does your company use technology in its day-to-day operations?  If you are like most, you buy and sell products or raw materials, intellectual property is stored on-line, you communicate with customers and vendors and promoting your business via social media are simply part of your day.  Unfortunately, each of these actions provides

By |2018-06-14T15:17:00+00:00June 14th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Study: Term-limits Failed To Deliver On Claims

LANSING - A Citizens Research Council of Michigan study claims the state's 1992 voter-initiated term-limits constitutional amendment has failed to broom out career politicians, increase diversity or make more elections competitive. However, term-limits leader Patrick Anderson said the term-limits amendment didn't advertise itself as a cure to many of the things the Wayne State University (WSU)

SBAM 2018 Annual Summit To Feature Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

LANSING - Registration is open for the Small Business Association of Michigan 2018 Annual Summit June 21 that will feature a gubernatorial candidate forum. But that's not all you can expect! The Summit also includes: Expanded small business expo hall Informative business owner panel discussions on timely topics Ample networking opportunities Fabulous items in a

Extra $175 Million for Roads Signed Into Law

LANSING - Surrounded by orange barrels, traffic work zone signs, Republican legislative leaders and an audience of road building advocates, Gov. Rick Snyder last week inked a $175 million budget bill with $160 million earmarked for immediate road repairs. Acknowledging that this was not a total fix, the Governor asked everyone to focus on the

By |2018-03-27T19:29:01+00:00March 27th, 2018|Small Business Association of Michigan|