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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Valuable Mentoring Offered by SCORE (Episode 223)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses an excellent resource for entrepreneurs who need free, high-quality coaching and mentoring: SCORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about the mentoring services offered by SCORE: “So, look, if you’re in need of a little guidance, a little support, a sounding...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Tech Workers Continue Migration into the Midwest (Episode 222)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares a recent Axois survey indicating that young engineers and recent college graduates are looking to Miami, Houston and Philadelphia as hot spots to start a career, rather than San Fransisco, New York or Seattle. This news comes on the heels of last week’s Business Beat features with Ryan Landau of Purpose Jobs discussing tech workers migrating to the Midwest. Tune in to the Business...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: National Retail Federation Predicts Strong 2021 (Episode 221)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares exciting news from the National Retail Federation (NRF): retail sales are beginning to rebound, and the NRF predicts a strong acceleration of the U.S. economy in 2021. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about the National Retail Federation’s predictions: Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat. Listeners outside of the...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Clearcover is a Hot Midwest Tech Company to Watch (Episode 219)

On this morning’s Business Beat, Jeff welcomes back Ryan Landau, founder of Purpose Jobs, to discuss Clearcover, a hot InsureTech company based in the Midwest that’s one to watch. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about Clearcover: “Clearcover is just another signal that by basing yourself in the Midwest, you’re setting yourself up for success.” – Jeff Sloan Landau will be back on the Business Beat on...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program Supports Detroit Businesses (Episode 217)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff chats with Jerome Brown, co-owner of Detroit Soul, and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Detroit program alumnus. Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation launched the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic growth by providing them with greater access to business education, financial capital and business support services. In 2013, Goldman...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Study Shows Small Businesses Put Employees First (Episode 216)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff discusses the recently released Small Business Recovery Report conducted by Kabbage, an American Express Company. When asked which milestone would best indicate their business has recovered from the pandemic, the number one response of those surveyed was paying their employees their full wages. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about the Small Business Recovery Report’s...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: The Startup Story of Bloomscape (Episode 214)

On this morning’s WJR Business Beat, Jeff shares a great story of entrepreneurial success happening right here in our region. The company is Detroit’s own Bloomscape, helmed by founder and CEO, Justin Mast. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about Bloomscape’s success: “Our vision is to reinvent the garden center. I think any modern brand right now, any startup retailer, knows that you can start digitally. You...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies (Episode 211)

On this morning’s Business Beat, Jeff welcomes Dr. Craig Everett, finance professor at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School, who shares details of the Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies competition. Built to help great companies succeed, the contest provides the opportunity for companies seeking funding outside of major investment areas like Silicon Valley to find investors. Tune in to the Business Beat to learn more...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Fortune Magazine List of Best Companies to Work For (Episode 210)

On this morning’s Business Beat, Jeff discusses Fortune’s recently released 100 Best Companies to Work For, which includes a local Detroit business in the top five! Tune in to the Business Beat to find out which businesses made the list of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For: 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 can listen...

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Study Shows That Small Businesses Are Making Bold Moves to Stay Relevant (Episode 209)

On this morning’s Business Beat, Jeff shares findings from a recent Borrell Associates study, indicating that small businesses are making bold moves to stay relevant and capture market share. One third of local advertisers said they plan to spend more on local advertising in 2021, and 70% will add more types of media that are new and different methods in their marketing mix. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to hear more results...