Small Business Development Center

small-business-development-center

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

Visit the MI-SBDC

Services for Every Business Stage

Pre-Venture

Launch Bus ImageAre 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  Launching Your New Business seminar.  For course descriptions and registration information, please
visit our  events page.

Established

EntrepreSmall Bus Leadership Photo
The first two years of a new business can be challenging.  Connect with other small business leaders in the Entrepreneur Series to learn what it takes for a young company to grow and succeed.  The series includes:

  • Small Business Leadership

  • Marketing Your Business

  • Business Legal Issues

  • 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. In addition to local resources, the MI-SBDC provides a full range of information services through the State Headquarters. If you are interested in obtaining market research information, please fill out our Online Request for Consulting.

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.

The Michigan SBDC is committed to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion through equitable outreach and service to Michigan's diverse business community.

Photo of Small Business Association SBA LogoMEDC_Logo_BlocksType-1[1]

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.