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2011 Business Trends for the Grand Traverse Region

As another year ends, it’s a good time to take stock of some of the new trends that will likely impact small business in the Grand Traverse Region in 2011. Mobile Marketing: This would include mobile phone applications and new … Continue reading

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Keeping the Customers you Already Have

By Chris Wendel                                                                  The process of turning a one-time customer into a repeat long-term buyer is never an easy task. In this world of competitive pricing, web based competition, and multiple buying choices; one has to be savvy to keep … Continue reading

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New Businesses Snowball from Unlikely Places

By Chris Wendel, Regional Director – Small Business & Technology Development Center Last week I represented our organization at a local lender’s forum. These get togethers are typically organized by a local chamber of commerce or economic development group to … Continue reading

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