2017 National Small Business Week Nominations

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 […]

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 […]

SBA and AARP Offer Three Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Days in June

SBA and AARP Offer Three Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Days in June   Calling Encore Entrepreneurs! Today, the 50+ are working beyond traditional retirement age and choosing to stay active and engaged in the workforce.  With years of valuable work experience, maturity, and plenty of energy at their disposal, older workers are increasingly finding financial and personal […]

Boots to Business Reboot Starting or Growing a  Veteran-Owned Business?  Sign up for Boots to Business Reboot, an entrepreneurship training program for veterans and their spouses. Boots to Business Reboot is a two part training program that provides participants with an overview of     business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the  components of a business […]

Michigan Celebrates Small Business – Save the Date

Michigan Celebrates Small Business – Save the Date The premier small business awards program celebrates Michigan with over 60 small business owners recognized for their leadership and their business’ impact on their communities. The Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, the Contractor of the Year, Main Street USA, Small Business Innovation and the Small Business Administration […]

Economic Gardening Engagement

Economic Gardening Engagement Get a great deal and a spring board for launching into a new market, and all at no cost to you. If you are a Michigan for-profit, privately held company, generate between $500K and $50M in revenue, and have fewer than 99 full-time equivalent employees, take a look: A team of specialists commit […]

Calling Encore Entrepreneurs!

  SBA and AARP Offer Encore Entrepreneur Event April 29, 2015 in Lansing   Calling Encore Entrepreneurs! Today, the 50+ are working  beyond traditional retirement age and choosing to stay active and engaged   in the workforce.  With years of valuable work experience, maturity,  and plenty of energy at their disposal, older workers are increasingly finding financial and personal […]

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 […]

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