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Ned Staebler of TechTown and Wayne State University on Challenges to Equitable Economic Growth

The president and CEO of TechTown Detroit and vice president for economic development at Wayne State University, Ned Staebler, talks with Jeff Sloan about the group’s pursuit of equitable growth, funding and access to opportunity for entrepreneurs. He shares success stories, but also explains the significant changes to communities that have to occur to draw...
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WJR Business Beat: The Great Story Behind Better Made (Episode 407)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff Sloan and Paul W. Smith preview a new episode of Business Biography on Better Made Snack Foods, an example of the business diversity and entrepreneurial spirit in Detroit. Tune in to today’s Business Beat to learn what set Better Made apart from its competitors:     Tune in to News/Talk...
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WJR Business Beat: Job Switchers Rewarded with Higher Pay (Episode 406)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff Sloan talks about how it's going to be more difficult and costly for small businesses to hire the best talent because job switchers during the pandemic have seen significant salary hikes. Tune in to today's Business Beat for more:   Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at...
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The Time Is Now to Ensure You Have the Right Cyber Insurance

Jeff Sloan discusses cyber insurance with Michael Spath and Kapnick Vice President Melissa Selke. Here are highlights from that conversation about why your small business needs to make cybersecurity protection a priority. Jeff Sloan, Founder & CEO of StartupNation: Welcome to this edition of Startup Nation. We're focused today on cyberinsurance. We've got Michael Spath,...
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WJR Business Beat: Spending on Services Remains Strong (Episode 399)

Consumers are willing to pay more for essential services than they are for products. On today's Business Beat, Jeff Sloan explains why this is important.   Tune in to today's Business Beat to learn more: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat. Listeners outside of...
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WJR Business Beat: The Best Cities to Start a Business (Episode 398)

In today's Business Beat, Jeff reveals the best U.S. cities to base a startup, according to a Wallet Hub survey. Tune in to today's Business Beat to learn where Detroit ranked:   Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat. Listeners outside of the Detroit area...