We support Michigan entrepreneurs by providing expertise and resources.

Our Services

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Business Plan Development

Your business plan serves as an important roadmap for developing your business. Download our template for guidelines on how to build a meaningful plan. Or request some of our completed samples to see how other entrepreneurs have approached theirs. Our consultants are also available to meet with you and review your plan to ensure it’s realistic and complete.

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Market Research

Get the information you need to make decisions that drive economic growth in your business. Market research will help you understand where your audiences—and industry competitors—are so you can effectively market your business online and offline. Click here to see what Market Research is available to you!

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Raising Capital

Whether you’re a potential or existing entrepreneur, you’ll find our SBDC specialists are a helpful resource for understanding the range of loans, grants and financing options available to you. Their extensive experience in accounting and banking can benefit you in many ways: from preparing loan packages to analyzing financials to annual budgeting.

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Business Workshops

Our no-cost and low-cost training sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about running and growing your business. From securing financing to writing a business or marketing plan to using social media effectively, numerous workshops are offered across the state. Veteran and active military registration is also available at no cost.

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Technology Commercialization

We help entrepreneurs bridge the gap between technology development and commercialization. Our Tech Team consists of consultants with a proven track record, focusing on three key areas: access to capital, access to resources, and strategic planning and execution. If you’re a technology company, we’d love to connect you with the resources you need.

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Financial Management

Our specialists have extensive experience in accounting and banking and offer many benefits to you: from preparing loan packages to analyzing financials to annual budgeting. Our Financial Management Analysis program is also a one-on-one, confidential counseling process designed to strengthen your financial literacy and improve your ability to access capital.

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Export Strategy

If you’re targeting an increase in export sales for your business, our SBDC Export Specialist Team includes experienced counselors with Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) and Small Business Administration (SBA) international business certifications. From identifying and penetrating new markets to loan packaging and strategic planning, we can help!


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Strategic Planning

Our business consultants can help you design growth strategies and make solid business decisions to realize your goals. Our strategic planning services will help you optimize business performance and put you on the road to success.

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Human Resources & Organizational Development

People are the heart of your small business.  Our HR/OD specialists provide assistance in strategic HR management to help you attract, retain, and engage a productive workforce.  We can assist you with evaluating and building a comprehensive and compliant HR function through workforce and compensation planning, culture and performance management, team-building, and leadership development.

Wherever you are in your business development journey, we'd love to help.