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Welcome to the Small Business Blog – a (bi)monthly point of view on all things small business. From cybersecurity to customer service to employee recruitment and retention, we’re here to help.

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The Value of Hiring a Consultant for Your Small Business: Dispelling Common Myths

Hiring a consultant for your small business may sound like a great idea, but...

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Michigan Small Business Challenges & Solutions

Owning a small business has its perks and rewards, but let’s face it: there...

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7 Things Successful Michigan Small Businesses Have in Common

You want your Michigan small business to thrive and so do we. But what...

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How to Attract and Retain Great Employees in Today’s Labor Market

Hiring employees—it’s a dreaded phrase for many small business owners today, given the tight...

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Marketing Your Small Business

At the Michigan SBDC, we understand every small business has a brand, but the...

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How to Hire Employees

It is important to hire the right people, train them well, keep them happy...

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Funding Your Small Business

In 2021, almost 500 new businesses launched, creating 45,000 jobs. Additionally, in 2021, the...

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Forming a Business LLC or DBA

So you’ve decided to start a small business — you’re embarking on a very...

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Financial Management 101

Appropriately managing your small business’ finances is critical for long-term success. Smart financial management...