Focus on Business TV Show

Focus on Business

Small Business Association of Michigan Presents: Focus On Business.

Join your host, Lisa Smith from InVerve Marketing for a show dedicated to the small businesses of Michigan. You’ll hear from experts, on a variety of topics, as they explore the impacts on business; human resources, marketing, taxation, health, technology, legal issues, political issues, talent, money, operations, and much more.

Episode Guide

Focus on Business Guests Denise Pollicella Katie Hamilton Brian Calley Lisa SmithSmokin' Hot Issues: 
This week's episode is focusing on the smokin' hot issues that business owners are dealing with because of new legislation on minimum wage, paid leave, new taxes, and of course the new marijuana law. Featuring special guests Brian Calley (SBAM), Katie Hamilton (Maner Costerisan) and Denise Pollicella, Esq. (Cannabis Attorneys of Michigan)

Original Air Date: March 3, 2019

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Liisa Speaker Karen Gallagher Lisa SmithWomen in Business: 
This week's episode focuses on how women business owners have made an impact on Michigan's small businesses. Featuring special guests Liisa Speaker (Speaker Law Firm, PLLC) and Karen Gallagher (Wellness Institute of Michigan).

Original Air Date: March 10, 2019

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Chris Holman Rob Fowler Lisa SmithMichigan Future Business Index
Find out what the newest survey reveals about state economy projections, and how your business can adjust in order to contribute to Michigan’s flourishing economy. Featuring special guests Chris Holman (Michigan Business Network) and Rob Fowler (SBAM).

Original Air Date: March 17, 2019

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Small Business Cybersecurity
This week's episode focuses on cyber attacks. 88% of organizations feel like they are losing control of their data. Focus On Business talks to the experts to find out how to get some of that control back! Featuring special guests Sara Wurfel (Truscott Rossman), John Mashni (Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.) and Jeff Detloff (Providence Consulting).

Original Air Date: March 24, 2019

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The Modern Workplace
Technology has empowered employees and employers to work virtually anywhere. Once you make the decision to offer Alternative Work Schedules, what's next? Featuring special guests Jeff Dettloff (Providence Consulting), Phil Zeller (Dale Carnegie) and Michael Burns (American Society of Employers). 

Original Air Date: March 31, 2019

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Show Me the Money
Most businesses will eventually face the hurdles of accessing capital, this week’s episode focuses on ways to finance your business! Featuring special guests Tim Jewell (Eaton Federal Savings Bank) and Constance Logan (Michigan U.S. Small Business Administration). 

Original Air Date: April 7, 2019

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Talent & Retention
Talent and retention is on the mind of most small business owners. Join us for a show featuring Edythe Williams (Capital Area Michgan Works!), Brian Calley (Small Business Association of Michigan) and Sheri Welsh (Welsh & Associates). 

Original Air Date: June 2, 2019

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Scaling Up with EOS
This week’s episode breaks down the question of when you’re too big to be small and too small to be big. This show is about how to traction in your business with the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). Join us for a show featuring Chad Paalman (NuWave Technology Partners) and Sue Tellier (JetCo Federal Supply).

Original Air Date: June 9, 2019

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This week we brought in experts from HubSpot and Yext to discuss Marketing Technology. Learn how today’s marketing technology can build your sales and improve your customer’s experience.

Original Air Date: June 16, 2019

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Martech: Ask the Experts

In this episode, business owners ask questions of Marketing Technology experts about how MarTech can help their business. Guests include: Dan Tyre (HubSpot) Duane Forrester (Yext) and Jason Dodge (BlackTruck Media and Marketing).

Original Air Date: June 23, 2019

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