The Michigan SBDC provides counseling, training and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition and innovate.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic wellbeing by providing counseling, training and research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies.

With our headquarters at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, 11 regional offices and more than 20 satellite offices, we provide entrepreneurs and business owners with convenient access to counseling and training throughout Michigan.

Our Team

We all have one thing in common at the SBDC—we love Michigan businesses!
Learn more about the team members committed to making a difference for small businesses like yours. 

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Our Partners

We partner with some great companies and organizations that love small business as much as we do. 

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Our 2015 Impact

Learn more about how we've helped Michigan businesses along their growth and development journeys. 

 

5,171

Businesses counseled in Michigan

347

Business starts

3,984

Jobs created & retained

$233

Million in capital formation

Advisory Board

Our advisory board is comprised of those who understand Michigan’s economy and are spurring it toward success: small business owners and representatives from local chambers of commerce, educational institutions, professional associations and economic development organizations.

Program Partners

Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board Chair
Erin O'Brien, CMU Research Center
Chuck Hadden, Michigan Manufacturers Association
Jim Baker, Michigan Technological University

 

Small Business Owners

Jennifer Kluge, CEO, Corp! Magazine
Jerry Singh, RTI Laboratories
Jeffrey Blohm, Blohm Creative Partners

Staff: SBA/MEDC/SBDC
Keith Brophy, MI-SBDC State Director
Jennifer Deamud, MI-SBDC Associate State Director
Phil Tepley, MI-SBDC Tech Commercialization Director
Tom Donaldson, MI-SBDC/Lansing Community College 
 

Catherine Gase, U.S. Small Business Administration
Fred Molnar, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

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