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restructuring for your business, so you can focus on results.

09
Sep 14

Small Business Resources Day in Kalamazoo

Free Small Business Resources &     Information Day September 26 – Haworth College of Business Location 3110 Schneider Hall Haworth College of Business WMU (Rm. 1455) Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI  49008 Time 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register go to:  Resource     & Information Day For more information contact the SBDC: 269-387-6004 Agenda […]

04
Sep 14

  Business Use of     Your Home – Webinar Presented by IRS Small Business/Self Employed Division   September 10, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. EST This FREE one-hour webinar is for: • All Tax Professionals • Bookkeepers • Small Business Owners • Small Business and Trade Associations Topics include: • Simplified and Regular Option for claiming […]

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Jul 14

Rules for small business success

Rules for small business success December 15, 2011 To grow your start-up or small business, and to grow as a person and professional, you will need to take all of the challenges that come your way and turn them into opportunities. The success of your business depends upon it. The following are some rules for […]

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Jul 14

Rules for Small Business Success

Rules for small business success December 15, 2011 To grow your start-up or small business, and to grow as a person and professional, you will need to take all of the challenges that come your way and turn them into opportunities. The success of your business depends upon it. The following are some rules for […]

03
Jun 14

The National Ombudsman

                                                               Who is the National Ombudsman? The Office of the National Ombudsman   assists small businesses facing unfair or excessive federal regulatory   compliance or enforcement issues such as repetitive audits or investigations,   excessive fines, and retaliation. […]

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Apr 14

Michigan Celebrates Small Business

Michigan Celebrates Small Business The tenth annual awards ceremony for Michigan Celebrates Small Business on May 6 will feature the not-to-be-missed networking reception and the Award Ceremony.  Governor Snyder will give the opening address at this black tie optional event featuring the 50 Companies to Watch. Small business owners and supporters come from all across the […]

02
Mar 14

Giving in Battle Creek

Giving to make Battle Creek a better place to live by Jane C. Parikh Women in Battle Creek, a city of 52,000 residents, are quietly making a difference with their dollars. Their philanthropic efforts are supporting childcare for low income residents, arts programs and the work of nonprofits. They go about the business of allocating […]

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Feb 14

EY Entrepreneur of the Year

EY Entrepreneur of the Year.  The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program is awarded to those who seek to manifest their ideas, moving the economy forward and creating good in their communities.  They’re all around us — maybe you’re one of them. Entrepreneurs are nothing if not diligent, often relentless in pursuit of their dreams. But […]

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Feb 14

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium 2014

Michigan Growth Capital Symposium Call for Presenting Companies – Application Deadline April 1 The 33rd Michigan Growth Capital Symposium will be held on June 17&18, 2014 at the Marriott Resort, Ypsilanti, Michigan. Presenting Company Applications for companies seeking Seed, A and B Rounds of funding are now being accepted online at www.MichiganGCS.com. More details can […]

04
Jan 14

MI-SBTDC

Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC). The MI-SBTDC offers a comprehensive selection of trainings and workshops statewide for Entrepreneurs – almost 100 each month. The topics are geared to those just starting their first business and also those experienced entrepreneurs looking for ways to improve and enhance their success. Topics include: Writing a Business […]

Welcome

In my 23+ years of economic and community development experience with the State of Michigan, and eight years leading the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce as its President and CEO, I have worked with thousands of Michigan businesses, communities, non profits and other organizations. My job has always been to assist businesses and organizations with programs and strategies to grow, expand and keep our communities economically strong and thriving.

Kathleen Mechem
President