Nine Ways Businesses Can Use Michigan’s STEP Funds

Starting in October 2011 and every year since, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) launched an incentive program in hopes of assisting small businesses in Michigan with export growth. The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) provides direct reimbursements to qualified companies (fewer than 500 employees) for export-related activities. With a 1.5 million dollar federal export… Read More Nine Ways Businesses Can Use Michigan’s STEP Funds

DOING BUSINESS IN BRAZIL: Relationships, Culture & Clothes

Brazil, the fifth-largest country in the world and the largest on the South American continent, is a diverse mix of bustling urban areas such as São Paulo and Brasília, and the tropical wilderness of the renowned Amazon rainforest and the iconic Iguaçu Falls. Brazil’s cultural diversity is evident in things such as language, sports, and… Read More DOING BUSINESS IN BRAZIL: Relationships, Culture & Clothes

Busy Season for U.S. Sanction Programs

Originally published June 5, 2018 by Miller Canfield The U.S. recently announced some important updates related to U.S. sanctions affecting Iran and Russia: Iran. On May 8, 2018, President Donald Trump announced his decision to cease U.S. participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), thereby reimposing U.S. nuclear-related sanctions in effect prior to the… Read More Busy Season for U.S. Sanction Programs