Small Business Development Center

The Michigan Small Business Development Center™ (MI-SBDC™)MI-SBDC Logo Blue RBG
provides consulting, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate.  

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Services for Every Business Stage

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Pre-Venture

Are you in the beginning stages of starting a business?  Join other entrepreneurs to learn about available resources and evaluate the market potential of your product/service at our monthly Jump Start Your Business seminar. For course descriptions and registration information, please visit our events page.

Established

The first two years of a new business can be challenging. Connect with other small business leaders to learn what it takes for a young company to grow and succeed. The series includes:

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  • Jump Start Your Business

  • Marketing Magic for Your Business

  • Business Legal-EASE

  • Understanding Financial Management

For course descriptions and registration information, please visit our events page.

For a complete listing of seminars offered by MI-SBDCs throughout Michigan, visit: https://clients.sbdcmichigan.org/events.aspx.

Consulting

One-on-one meetings with experienced business consultants are available to assist small business owners in the process of building viable business plans, establishing strategies for growth and survival, creating practical marketing approaches, dealing with unexpected challenges, and generating realistic financial goals, and much more. To request consulting, submit our Online Request for Consulting.

Research

The underlying success for businesses of all sizes is information including the size and characteristics of industries, the marketplace, competition, foreign trade, and customer demographics.  If you are interested in obtaining market research information, please fill out our Online Request for Consulting.

E-newsletter

If you are interested in receiving our monthly SBDC newsletter, please email sbdc@schoolcraft.edu with 'Monthly Newsletter' in subject line.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) lead center is located at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids.  With 11 regional offices and more than 20 satellite offices, we provide entrepreneurs and business owners with convenient access to consulting and training throughout Michigan.

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The Michigan Small Business Development Center is a statewide network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Regional Hosts.  All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis and available to individuals with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance by contacting Schoolcraft College at: (734) 462-4438.