Services for Every Business Stage
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 one our Starting a Business workshops or webinars. For course descriptions and registration information, please visit michigansbdc.org.
Our services include the following:
- Business Education
- Business Plan Development
- Market Research
- Small Business Big Threat
- Technology Commercialization
- Export Strategy
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.
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.
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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 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.