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 2016 Impact

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



Businesses counseled in Michigan


Business starts


Jobs created & retained


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
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


Small Business Owners

Jeffrey Blohm, Blohm Creative Partners
Jennifer Kluge, CEO, Corp! Magazine
Jerry Singh, RTI Laboratories
Carla Walker-Miller, Walker Miller Energy

Catherine Gase, U.S. Small Business Administration
Fred Molnar, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Constance Logan, U.S. Small Business Administration District Director

SBDC Staff

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

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