Author Archives: MegHavenga

Registration is now open for TWO business plan competitions…

Two business plan competitions are heating up, the proven GLEQ and the new “Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.”  The new program focuses heavily on prizes and exposure.  There are a total of $1 million in awards, and the awards will be … Continue reading

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Last Chance to sign up for FastTrac®!

Last chance to get on the FastTrac®! Tuesday, September 7 from 6:00PM-8:00PM. University Center; Building & Room = University Center, Room #209 Instructor = Chris Wendel and Meg Havenga Click here to register online now or call (231) 995-1700 FastTrac, … Continue reading

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“Angel” event coming to Traverse City

Need Investors for your Business? Win an Opportunity to Present your Business To Private Investors Entrepreneurs! Give a 2 minute pitch, no slides, and you could: Win private advisory time with experienced Investors (A dinner right after the event at … Continue reading

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Seasons of loathe: Customer service adventures in rural Michigan

By Chris Wendel Traveling throughout the Grand Traverse region on a regular basis, I’m able to witness plenty of positive and negative customer experiences. Many of these experiences point out general deficiencies that still plague smaller rural businesses. Smaller towns … Continue reading

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Job Growth in U.S. Driven Entirely by Startups, According to Kauffman Foundation Study

Contact: Rossana Weitekamp, 516-792-1462,  rossana@weitekamp.com  Barbara Pruitt, 816-932-1288, bpruitt@kauffman.org , Kauffman Foundation New firms add an average of 3 million jobs in their first year, while older companies lose 1 million jobs annually (KANSAS CITY, Mo.), July 7, 2010 – When … Continue reading

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Facebook for Business: Profile, Page, or Group, What do I do?

By Meg Havenga Facebook Profile A Facebook Profile is a personal account on Facebook, and everyone that uses Facebook must have one.  Every individual is allowed one (and only one) Facebook Profile.  Just because you CAN set up a 2nd … Continue reading

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Summer Training Series: Payroll Taxes, Record Keeping, and Reporting

Payroll Taxes, Record Keeping, and Reporting Designed for small business owners and bookkeepers and those who have never prepared payroll tax returns or need assistance with the process. Learn to prepare all the required federal and state quarterly and annual … Continue reading

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