Members of the MGCA are now full Premium® Members of SBAM.

MGCA has paid your dues (regularly $195 annually) to the largest business association in Michigan. Already a member? When you renew in 2024, no charge

Small Business Association Member Benefits

MGCA Members have access to SBAM's entire array of members benefits in the areas of:

Ask an HR Expert

SBAM’s HR solutions offer invaluable support to small business owners by providing access to expert advice, offering guidance on complex HR issues, and helping small businesses maintain a fair and legally sound workplace.

Training & Development
Employee Handbooks
Pre-Employment Screening Services
Workplace Posters

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Webinars & Events

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Attract & Retain Talented Employees

When it comes to attracting and retaining top talent, benefits such as medical, life and disability insurance, as well as educational and training opportunities are key. 

SBAM has affordable and flexible employee benefits that you need to compete with big businesses in building a successful team.

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Small Business Support Hub (SBSH) Grant Program

SBSH Grant Program is now open to Michigan businesses negatively impacted by the pandemic.

This program will provide participants with access to free programming, courses, events, and support tailored to assist with business growth and enhance stability.

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Ask a Legal Expert

SBAM and Taylor English are here to help you with legal issues when you need it.

Utilize SBAM’s “Ask a Question” web portal with your Premium membership and experience the benefit of having top notch legal support for you and your business!

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Cyber Safety

SBAM has the expert partners to help protect you from legal woes and technology challenges including cybersecurity. We help you find the right service to fit your needs so your business continues to run smoothly.

RiskAware Scanning Tool 
SensCy Score Assessment & Concierge Services 
MAIA Insurance Services Cyber Liability Coverage 

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News & Resources

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Pooled Employer Retirement Plan

SBAM understands what small businesses dislike about 401(k) plans-the cost, the time and really not understanding their fiduciary responsibilities. 

 The SECURE Act now allows employers from all industries and sizes to band together to create a new type of retirement plan: Pooled Employer Plan (PEP).

 Employers may now participate in a PEP instead of sponsoring a traditional 401(k) plan.

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Save Money on Expenses

SBAM offers many different ways for your business to cut costs on everyday expenses.  From office supplies to shipping and printing services, we can help you with your bottom line.

Employee Retention Credit Refund Assistance 
Office Supplies & Furniture 
Shipping, Printing & Copy Services 
Collection Services 
Energy Solutions

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Employee Retention Credit


The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Program is the largest government stimulus program in history. Eligible businesses can receive up to $26,000 per W2 Employee they had in 2020 and 2021.

This is a fully refundable tax credit, meaning the funds arrive as physical checks from the U.S. treasury and can be spent on ANYTHING the business owner chooses. Golf courses are great candidates to receive ERC, even if they did well during 2020/2021.

Any one of these can qualify a golf course for ERC, and many more!
  • Dining Area Closures-Many golf courses had a dining areas which were closed or had space limitations
  • Supply Chain Interruptions-Many golf courses had a hard time getting critical supplies such as chemicals, equipment, grass seed or sand.
  • Cancelled Events-Many golf courses host networking events and leagues that had to be cancelled during 2020/2021
  • Increased Cleaning Costs-Many golf courses had to spend extra money on cleaning and sanitization.

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Sherry Bryan

Director of Strategic Partnershps and Certification 
(517) 712-8343

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East Lansing, MI 48823

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