Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition

Business Plan Competition For Mason County Based Businesses $50,000 prize Applications due by July 31, 2017 One lucky entrepreneur with a viable business idea or with less than $100,000 in sales annually will win $50,000 in prize money in a “Shark Tank”-style competition in front of a live audience Sept. 15. And the only catch […]

SBA Hosts Financing Basics Webinars   The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Michigan Small Business  Development Center is pleased to a free Small Business Financing Webinars Tune in on any of the following dates:  April 26, 2017 Time:  Noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT May 10, 2017 Time:  Noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT May 31, […]

Rules for small business success

Rules for small business success By Kathleen L. Mechem, President Organizational Solutions LLC 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 […]

Pitch Competition

Three Opportunities for Entrepreneurs to Compete for Prizes  in Ypsilanti Pitch@WCC  Pitch@WCC is geared toward students and the community to strengthen entrepreneurial skills and advance business concepts, improving success at the event and beyond. The event takes place at Washtenaw Community College, located at 4800 E Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, MI‎, on April 20, […]

2017 National Small Business Week Nominations

  The countdown is on! Are you a small business owner with an amazing success story to tell? If so, submit your nomination today for the 2017 National Small Business Week awards. All nominations must be mailed or hand delivered to the nearest SBA Office no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on January 10, 2017. […]

Michigan eLibrary Business Gateway Has a New Look 

Michigan eLibrary Business Gateway Has a New Look Resources to Assist Entrepreneurs in Growing a Business Including a Video Series Small Business owners: Check out the newly-designed Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Business Gateway to access powerful online tools that can help you gather information to start and grow your business. The MeL team at the Library […]

ACE’17

DON’T MISS THE  ENTREPRENEURIAL ENERGY….   Join the Michigan Startup Ecosystem Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017  at the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship (ACE’17)! At  Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel

11th Annual V.E.T. Conference in Flint, MI

Date:  November 10, 2016 | 8:00 am EST – 1:00 pm EST Location:  Holiday Inn Flint – Grand Blanc, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI,48507 Join us for the 11th Annual V.E.T. Conference. Network with: Tier 1 Buyers Federal, State and Local Government Procurement Officers Public and Private Corporations Public and Private Universities Veteran Business Owners Over […]

ANNOUNCING ACE 2017 and MICHBIO 2016

Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship Westin Southfield Detroit Southfield, Michigan 48075 United States AND MichBio Conference & Expo Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites 100 W Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI  49007 Wednesday, September 28, 2016 7:30am – 5:30pm   ACE 2017 S A V E — T H E — D A T E – Thursday, January […]

Opinion: The challenges and opportunities of starting a small business

Opinion: The challenges and opportunities of starting a small business By Kathleen Mechem | Business Review MLive.com While the rewards and satisfactions of starting and owning your own small business are many, there are equally as many challenges to be confronted at first and along the way. It is hard and demanding work. First in […]

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