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From startups to growing companies, our mission is to help your business dreams become a reality.

Growing Companies
Piper & Gold owner smiling in office

Piper & Gold

"I knew how to run a program and organization but managing a business was...

Growing Companies
Trenary Home Bakery Cinnamon Sugar crates

Trenary Home Bakery

"I don't see myself as the owner of this business, the Upper Peninsula owns...

Growing Companies
Mid-Michigan Upholstery & Awning fabric rows

Mid-Michigan Upholstery & Awning

"I learned early on that you can't limit yourself; especially, in business."

Startups
Midtown Fresh Market owner in front of fresh flowers and welcome sign

Midtown Fresh Market

"From setting up meetings with city and state officials to connecting us with local...

Growing Companies
Massman Trucking family generation in front of truck

Massman Trucking, Inc.

"I was blown away to learn they could assist us step by step as...

Advanced Tech Companies
Akervall Technologies product with Inc 500 America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies award

Akervall Technologies, Inc.

"I am an accidental entrepreneur, my background is in media and advertising."

Startups
Barrel and Beam Golden Partager packaging

Barrel + Beam

"The SBDC played a huge part in helping us take the business from concept...

Startups
Bob's Butcher Shop smiling in shop

Bob’s Butcher Shop

"I think what sets us apart is our customer service—we really put our money...

Growing Companies
The Butters Hygienics Co packaging

The Butters Hygienics Co.

The Butters Hygienics Co. was born from a collusion of necessity and curiosity. The...

Growing Companies
Kelly Osborn with her whole family

Kelly Osborn

Kelly Osborn and her husband started their latest catering endeavor at the very beginning...

Advanced Tech Companies
ATLAS and Bergman men standing and smiling together

ATLAS Space Operations

ATLAS simplifies satellite communications. Their global ground network of antennas provide space-based data and...

Advanced Tech Companies
Intecells, Inc. Staff Member in Lab

Intecells, Inc.

Battery manufacturing uses a decades old wet process to make Li‐ion battery electrodes. Intecells...

Startups
Ty Gray-EL, Ty Gray-EL LLC Owner

Ty GrayEl LLC

In the midst of COVID-19, Ty connected with the Michigan SBDC to take advantage...

Growing Companies
Golden Choice Wedding Mugs

Golden Choice

When veteran and Michigan small business owner, Gregg Masters, took over Golden Choice, Inc....

Startups
Landmark Taphouse and Grille Logo

Landmark Taphouse & Grille

With some coaching from the MI-SBDC and a lot of hard work, this small...

Startups
Sunrise Bliss women drinking from mugs

Sunrise Bliss

Located in Petoskey, Michigan, Sunrise Bliss has created a niche in the homegoods corner...

Startups
Danielle McLaren, The Craft Loft

The Craft Loft of St. Clair

Danielle knew that she wanted to excel in entrepreneurship, but needed some guidance to...

Growing Companies
Cherry Hill Barber Shop Staff

Cherry Hill Barbershop

The owner, Lisa Sourbeck, started working at Cherry Hill Barbers in 1998 as a...

Startups
Up North Gift Co Staff at Sales Counter

Up North Gift Co

Without any business degrees or training, Janet and Pat Lipzinski had plenty of ideas...

Advanced Tech Companies
Akervall Technologies product with Inc 500 America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies award

Akervall Technologies, Inc.

"I am an accidental entrepreneur, my background is in media and advertising."

Advanced Tech Companies
ATLAS and Bergman men standing and smiling together

ATLAS Space Operations

ATLAS simplifies satellite communications. Their global ground network of antennas provide space-based data and...

Advanced Tech Companies
Intecells, Inc. Staff Member in Lab

Intecells, Inc.

Battery manufacturing uses a decades old wet process to make Li‐ion battery electrodes. Intecells...

Growing Companies
Piper & Gold owner smiling in office

Piper & Gold

"I knew how to run a program and organization but managing a business was...

Growing Companies
Trenary Home Bakery Cinnamon Sugar crates

Trenary Home Bakery

"I don't see myself as the owner of this business, the Upper Peninsula owns...

Growing Companies
Mid-Michigan Upholstery & Awning fabric rows

Mid-Michigan Upholstery & Awning

"I learned early on that you can't limit yourself; especially, in business."

Growing Companies
Massman Trucking family generation in front of truck

Massman Trucking, Inc.

"I was blown away to learn they could assist us step by step as...

Growing Companies
The Butters Hygienics Co packaging

The Butters Hygienics Co.

The Butters Hygienics Co. was born from a collusion of necessity and curiosity. The...

Growing Companies
Kelly Osborn with her whole family

Kelly Osborn

Kelly Osborn and her husband started their latest catering endeavor at the very beginning...

Growing Companies
Golden Choice Wedding Mugs

Golden Choice

When veteran and Michigan small business owner, Gregg Masters, took over Golden Choice, Inc....

Growing Companies
Cherry Hill Barber Shop Staff

Cherry Hill Barbershop

The owner, Lisa Sourbeck, started working at Cherry Hill Barbers in 1998 as a...

Startups
Midtown Fresh Market owner in front of fresh flowers and welcome sign

Midtown Fresh Market

"From setting up meetings with city and state officials to connecting us with local...

Startups
Barrel and Beam Golden Partager packaging

Barrel + Beam

"The SBDC played a huge part in helping us take the business from concept...

Startups
Bob's Butcher Shop smiling in shop

Bob’s Butcher Shop

"I think what sets us apart is our customer service—we really put our money...

Startups
Ty Gray-EL, Ty Gray-EL LLC Owner

Ty GrayEl LLC

In the midst of COVID-19, Ty connected with the Michigan SBDC to take advantage...

Startups
Landmark Taphouse and Grille Logo

Landmark Taphouse & Grille

With some coaching from the MI-SBDC and a lot of hard work, this small...

Startups
Sunrise Bliss women drinking from mugs

Sunrise Bliss

Located in Petoskey, Michigan, Sunrise Bliss has created a niche in the homegoods corner...

Startups
Danielle McLaren, The Craft Loft

The Craft Loft of St. Clair

Danielle knew that she wanted to excel in entrepreneurship, but needed some guidance to...

Startups
Up North Gift Co Staff at Sales Counter

Up North Gift Co

Without any business degrees or training, Janet and Pat Lipzinski had plenty of ideas...