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.

Commercial Real Estate 

Deciding to lease or own your business space is a big decision. That’s why we brought in experts to help you understand what you should consider when choosing the location of your business. Guests include: Brook Hall of Gordon Advisors, P.C., Craig Wieland of Wieland Corp, and Rick Laber of Cinnaire.

Original Air Date: September 22, 2019

Energy Management 

Energy management and energy planning are areas that can greatly benefit your business. Learn what resources are available to you in this week’s show. Guests include: Scott Ringlein of The Energy Alliance Group of North America, Steve Klaver DBI Business Interiors, and Steve Trecha of Integrated Strategies Inc.

Original Air Date: September 15, 2019

Competitive Employee Benefits 

Are your businesses benefit offerings competitive enough? Learn about innovative benefit opportunities that help small businesses compete for talent. With great insights from our guests: Scott Lyon of SBAM, and Eric Brogan of Brogan Reed VanGorder & Associates.

Original Air Date: September 8, 2019

Embezzlement 

This week’s episode is on Embezzlement. What should you do if this happens in your business, and how can you prevent it? Thanks to our guests from Pollicella TompkinsManer Costerisan, and Capital Insurance Services.

Original Air Date: September 1, 2019

Women in Manufacturing 

This week’s episode features some of Michigan’s most successful and inspiring women in manufacturing. Hear how they identified a need and turned it into a business. Thanks to our guests from Stormy KromerSISU Mouthguards and Thegreenglovedryer for sharing their experiences.

Original Air Date: August 25, 2019

Fractional Resources

This week’s episode focuses on how to grow your business with fractional employees. Guests include: Sarah Jennings of Maner Costerisan, Don Lee of Chief Outsiders, Terea Renaud of Outsourced Sales Management, and Rick Wilson of The Integrator Group.

Original Air Date: July 8, 2019

Family Business

Think family businesses are all mom & pop shops? Think again! Tune in to learn all about the impact that family businesses have in this week’s episode of Focus On Business!

Guests include: Erick Stewart of Stewart Industries and Steve Klaver of DBI We Do Office.

Original Air Date: June 30, 2019

Ask the Expert

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

Martech

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michigan 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

Women 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

Smokin' 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