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. Whitmer To Keynote SBAM Business Summit June 20

LANSING - Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has agreed to be the keynote speaker June 20 at the Small Business Association of Michigan's Summit. In addition to ample networking opportunities, a fantastic expo hall, keynote presentation by Governor Whitmer and lunch, this year our SBAM's business owner panel discussions are also back, with these hot topics.

By |2019-05-22T10:54:35-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Whitmer Opens Door To Reduction In Personal Injury Protection Auto Insurance

LANSING - Allowing a car insurance customer to not purchase personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, even if an individual’s health insurance company covers auto accident claims, is a bridge too far for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in the auto no-fault reform debate. Speaking to reporters as she toured the Hope Network Neuro Rehabilitation Center in East

By |2019-05-22T08:19:09-04:00May 21st, 2019|Politics, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Personal Disclosure Bills Getting Bi-Partisan Support In Michigan Legislature

LANSING - Michigan officeholders and candidates for legislative, executive and judicial branch positions within state government would be required to fill out financial disclosure statements similar to what is required of congressional candidates and members under legislation highlighted Thursday. Reps. David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) and Mark Huizenga (R-Walker) led a press conference Thursday afternoon with

Will Legalized Pot Generate Lots Of Cash? Bank On It

LANSING - Michigan state lawmakers are urging Congress to quickly adopt federal legislation that would protect banks and credit unions from penalties if they accept deposits from cannabis-related businesses. The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 is seen as being more necessary as ever now that marijuana is legal for adult use in

By |2019-05-21T20:00:36-04:00May 21st, 2019|Small Business Association of Michigan|

Infrastructure Problems Drag On Michigan’s Entrepreneurial Economy

GRAND RAPIDS - Problems with Michigan’s infrastructure go beyond deteriorating roads and bridges. Michigan also ranks poorly — 42nd among the 50 states — in terms of digital connectivity, according to an annual report on entrepreneurship in the state. The scorecard issued annually by Michigan Celebrates Small Business and the Small Business Association of Michigan ranks the state

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|