Tag Archives: starting a business in northern michigan

Get Connected. Get Inspired. Get to the Small Business Outreach Tour!

83 Counties… 15 Locations… 1 Goal Helping Small Businesses! Don’t miss the first ever statewide SBA Small Business Outreach Tour! Locally at the Grand Traverse Resort this Friday, August 19! Are you a small business owner looking for tools to take … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Entrepreneur Equation

For readers considering self-employment is a book that will erase many illusions of start-up grander. The question then becomes: Is your idea and personality strong enough to pursue the business concept knowing all of the potential pitfalls? 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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Book Review: “Buying In”

by Chris Wendel The world of marketing seems to be constantly adjusting to changing mediums, ad leery consumers and technology that allows us to more easily ignore messages altogether. It is a well accepted notion that through the years we … 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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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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Branding with Buttons (and more)…

The foundation of any business marketing program worth its salt is branding. This includes the development of a name, logo, and slogan combined with consistent fonts, typestyle, and colors. This branding is then used consistently with signage, business cards, print … Continue reading

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