About the Business Development Center (BDC)

Are you an entrepreneur that’s ready to launch a new business? Maybe yours is an established company ready to grow to the next phase, or you’re simply seeking assistance to help improve office efficiency and workforce skills. Whatever your motivation, the Business Development Center (BDC) at Schoolcraft College was designed to help you take your operation to the next level of excellence. Whether you need to develop the workforce, explore opportunities for growth, research and analyze the market or evaluate financial or legal issues, the BDC can help.

We Help in all Areas of the Business Cycle

Workforce Development

  • Employee retention
  • Training and development
  • Counseling
  • Incumbent worker training
  • Layoff aversion
  • Leadership development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Quality improvement

Growth Opportunities

  • Market diversification
  • Market expansion
  • Marketing strategies
  • Sales strategies
  • Project management
  • Government contracting assistance
  • Government registration assistance
  • Operational and production efficiency

Research, Analysis, and Planning

  • Gap analysis
  • Benchmarking
  • Business plan preparation
  • Readiness assessment
  • Market research
  • Strategic planning
  • Future vision

Financial and Legal Issues

  • Capital infusion
  • Financial analysis
  • Legal structures
  • Financial planning
  • Succession planning
  • Comprehensive referral service