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

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 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 […]

ACE- January 26, 2016 – Southfield Keynote Speakers: Ted Serbinski – Managing Director at Techstars Hajj Fleming – Founder of Brandcamp University The Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurs (ACE) event is Michigan’s premier business showcase for launching entrepreneurs and introducing Michigan business startups and exhibitors to the growing Michigan entrepreneurial community.  More than 750 attendees are […]

ACE’16 – Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship, January 26

ACE’16 – Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship, January 26 Don’t miss the winter’s largest networking event for startup entrepreneurs. Exhibit Table – Register now for a display table. ACE’16 showcases ventures that are technology oriented, web based or intellectual property centric and looking for investment. If you fit this profile, don’t miss out. Register today. Friday, […]

Small Business Administration seminar on what the Affordable Care Act means for small businesses

Join the Small Business Administration and Small Business Majority for a seminar focusing on what the healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, means for small businesses. Event Details: December 9, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Grand Valley State University 163 Madison Detroit, MI  48226 Cost:  Free RSVP: This event is hosted by […]

11th Annual Entrepreneurship Scorecard

11th Annual Entrepreneurship Scorecard shows continued gains . . . This week the MiQuest Growth Economics group released the 11th annual Entrepreneurship Scorecard showing that the state continued to improve the environment it offers to small business entrepreneurs. According to Dr. Graham Toft, author and statistician of the Scorecard, there has been a “. . […]

Becoming Your Own Boss

Becoming your own boss has its challenges October 27, 2011 Reprinted with permission of Business Review In my 32 years’ experience at the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce, I worked with thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs including many start ups and potential business owners. Some were successful and […]

SBA Loan Programs

    SBA Loan Programs Have you heard the news? It’s been a record-setting   year for small businesses that have received SBA-backed loans!  So if you’re starting or expanding your business, check   out how SBA’s loan programs can help… What is an SBA loan? Keep in mind – while SBA doesn’t make   […]

  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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