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Box Lunch Business Workshop Focuses on Inspiring Employees Oct. 13 in Traverse City


"Don't Fire, Inspire!" will be the topic of a Box Lunch Business Workshop October 13 in Traverse City. The workshop will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the conference room in the Northwest Michigan Works! Center located at 1209 South Garfield Avenue. The luncheon event is being hosted by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).


The speaker at the Box Lunch Workshop will be Kate Greene. Join other small business owners in learning how to ease difficult conversations with employees that are not meeting your expectations. Kate Greene, principal of Traverse City based Human Resource Partners will guide you in how to address uncomfortable performance issues in a way that gets results and maintains (or creates) pleasant and productive working relationships. Most business owners find this to be the single most frustrating aspect of running a business.


The cost of the workshop is $20 which includes lunch. Register online.


The SBDC is a statewide business assistance program that provides one-on-one counseling, training and research support for Michigan small businesses. The Northwest Michigan Regional office is hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments and provides services for Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties. For more information, go to:


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