MEDC Receives Maximum STEP Award

New export assistance funds are available for Michigan’s small businesses via the largest State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) award in the nation. The Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) revealed a seventh year of financial support to Michigan small and medium-sized business for export-related activities through the MEDC International Trade Program. The U.S. Small Business Administration […]

Halloween in the workplace

This year, Halloween falls directly in the middle of the week. Turning a normal workday into a fun trick-or-treat experience has both benefits and possible pitfalls. A general rule for the workplace Halloween is choose your costume carefully. Forbes recommends against wearing costumes that are sexy, offensive or violent. And keep it simple – a […]

Wasted time on needless emails and information

For most employees, time is of the essence when fighting deadlines and expectations. That’s why it is important to have time-management skills that help employees efficiently manage their duties. A recent study by the OTRS Group says employees spend a large part of their working day on administrative activities without being able to fully devote […]

MSU EXPERT SAYS TOXIC HATE MAY BE DOWNFALL OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Ask Eli Broad College of Business associate professor Anjana Susarla what she thinks of social media and she’ll give you not just a short answer, but a conversation on what she calls social media’s Wild West days of anything-goes content and why it may be nearing its end. Susarla wrote an essay last month that […]

MICHIGAN CHAMBER COMMENDS AGREEMENT BETWEEN STATE AND EMBRIDGE

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce represents businesses of every size and type in every county in Michigan. The chamber has issued the statement in response to the Oct. 3 announcement by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Enbridge to further protect the water quality of the Great Lakes and replace Line 5, the oil and gas pipeline that crosses the […]

This Just In … Local News Changes Time Slots, Faces

Television news has always had a scheduled time that viewers could expect a recap of the events of the day. In the “old days,” we could sit down after dinner to the local news followed by nightly national news leading right into our favorite 8 p.m. sitcoms. But as generations age and the world evolves, […]

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