Starting a Small Business: An Orientation Session for Perspective Entrepreneurs
Presented by MI-SBTDC Senior Business Consultant
Do you dream of starting a business but don't know where to begin? This session gives you the information you will need to start building a successful business strategy. Topics include sources of assistance, market research, financing, business partners, taxes, record keeping, and more.
Writing a Business Plan as if your Business Depended on it
Presented by MSU Product Center Innovation Counselor
It may seem silly to ask yourself, "What business am I really in?", but some businesses no longer exist because they never answered that question. The business planning process is a powerful tool to help you anticipate the opportunities and challenges you will face, before you face them. A business plan precisely defines your business, identifies your goals, and serves as your firm's resume. Learn the essential components of a business plan and how to approach gathering the information you will need.
Finance: What many small businesses don’t know will surprise you!
Presented by Chelsea State Bank Commercial Lending Services
Food, Farming & Business
Presented by Jane Bush
Agriculture is the largest growth sector in the Michigan economy today. The Food System Economic Partnership (FSEP) is taking a lead in SE Michigan to help farmers and those interested in value added agricultural products thrive in this challenging economy. Jane Bush, FSEP Business Counselor and successful farmer, will share what’s going right in Michigan. Learn from what others are doing, how they are succeeding, and where opportunities exist for new businesses.
Marketing Your Small Business
Presented by Terry MacEwen
In this session you will learn about the strategic background of marketing. You will be introduced to tactics that every small business should know and understand how to implement these tactics in your business. Terry MacEwen is a seasoned business adviser who provides entrepreneurs with awareness, education, and accountability to grow their businesses, improve their profits and free their time.
Grow Your Business:Free Counseling & Research Services