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  • Welcome To Our New SME Members: August 2023
    Welcome To Our New SME Members: August 2023
    Welcome to our new professional members, emerging professionals and post-secondary students who joined SME in the last month! Please visit the  Member Directory  to search by their name(s) and start connecting with them. PROFESSIONALS & EMERGING PROFESSIONALS New SME Member August 2023Dana Abdullah, Owner and CEO Ghassan Abla, Canada Regional ... more
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  • Welcome To Our New Members: July 2023
    Welcome To Our New Members: July 2023
    Welcome to our new professional members, emerging professionals and post-secondary students who joined SME in the last month! Please visit the  Member Directory  to search by their name(s) and start connecting with them. PROFESSIONALS & EMERGING PROFESSIONALS Bruce Alger, Engineering Manager Tim Allessio, Research Engineer, Sabic Ruben ... more
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  • Welcome To Our New Members: June 2023
    Welcome To Our New Members: June 2023
    Welcome to our new professional members, emerging professionals and postsecondary students who joined in February! Please feel free to visit the  Member Directory  to search by their name(s) and start connecting with them.   PROFESSIONALS & EMERGING PROFESSIONALS Reid Abrams, 3D printing technician     Saheem Absar, Senior Material ... more
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  • From The Desk Of..... Gicell Aleman
    From The Desk Of..... Gicell Aleman
    Hello everyone! I’m Gicell Aleman, a second year Manufacturing Engineer with Valmet Flow Control in Shrewsbury, MA and an SME member since 2018. I am also serving as a representative on the 2023 SME Member Council. A little about my SME journey…I started in my undergrad at Indiana Institute of Technology  attending an engineering class and my ... more
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  • Business Financing For SMEs
    Business Financing For SMEs
    Small and Medium Enterprises, or SMEs, play a massive role in the economy, particularly in developing countries. SMEs account for most of the small to medium businesses in a local area and are one of the most significant contributors to job creation.     Not only that, but they make up 90% of businesses worldwide, as well as contributing 50% of ... more
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  • From The Desk Of...Farhad Ghadamli
    From The Desk Of...Farhad Ghadamli
    Hello my fellow SME colleagues and friends! I'm  Farhad Ghadamli ,  CAM-F, lead engineer with Dm3d Technology LLC, and one of your  2023-24 SME Member Council representatives . It's a great pleasure to share some of the lessons I've learned after serving two years as chair of one of the largest SME chapters, Oakland-Macomb Chapter 69 , located in Metro ... more
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  • The Business Insider: How to Start and Protect Your New Retail Company?
    The Business Insider: How to Start and Protect Your New Retail Company?
    The retail business is one of the significant fields of industry that helps the country's economy and presents additional workplaces for people. It's also a good line of business if you plan to start your own business in your city.  If you've wanted to start your own business but don't know where to start, you're in the right place. Here's a helpful guide ... more
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  • From The Desk Of..... Greg Harris
    From The Desk Of..... Greg Harris
    Hello! I am Greg Harris , your 2023 chair of the SME Member Council . The council was created in the fall of 2003 to lead the member engagement activities of SME's volunteer networks. We are responsible for helping this organization recognize and meet the membership’s needs in this rapidly changing manufacturing environment. We volunteer to help meet ... more
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  • Welcome To Our New Members: February 2023
    Welcome To Our New Members: February 2023
    Welcome to our new professional members, emerging professionals and postsecondary students who joined in February! Please feel free to visit the Member Directory to search by their name(s) and start connecting with them. PROFESSIONALS & EMERGING PROFESSIONALS William Norman, Additive Engineering Tech, Vermeer Blair Kauzlarich, ... more
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  • FHA Loans For Small Business Owners
    FHA Loans For Small Business Owners
    Introduction Small business owners often have a lot to worry about. You have to run your own business and make sure everything is running smoothly--and that can be difficult. But there are some things you can do to help yourself out: get an FHA loan ! How to Get an FHA Loan The process of getting an FHA loan is the same as it is for a conventional loan. You will ... more
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