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Lessons of success from a Michigan small business named to Inc. 5000 list of fast growing companies

August 26, 2016

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with talks with Sassa Akervall, CEO of Akervall Technologies in Saline, recently named to the Inc. 5000 list of fast growing companies. Akervall Technologies had 342 percent growth over the past three years. Their flagship product is the SISU mouth guard for sports use.

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