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 2016 Impact
Learn more about how we've helped Michigan businesses along their growth and development journeys.
Businesses counseled in Michigan
Jobs created & retained
Million in capital formation
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.
Bob Thomas, Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Advisory Board Chair
Jim Baker, Michigan Technological University
Chuck Hadden, Michigan Manufacturers Association
Elissa Hillary, Local First
Ron Knipping, Rehmann
Robert McKee, PNC Bank
Erin O'Brien, CMU Research Center
Keith Brophy, MI-SBDC State Director
Jennifer Deamud, MI-SBDC Associate State Director
Tom Donaldson, MI-SBDC/Lansing Community College
Phil Tepley, MI-SBDC Tech Commercialization Director