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Along the way Croad and his colleagues met Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) business consultant Jeff Punches

That’s when she reached out to the Michigan Small Business Development Center and met business consultant Wendy Richardson.

Thank you to the MI-SBDC for giving us the opportunity to understand ourselves, what our business is, and then helping us grow that business and idea

We knew what we wanted to do. The MI-SBDC at Lansing Community College got us connected with partners such as the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)’s One and All program and Downtown Lansing Inc., which turned into grant funding,

The Wilkes reached out to the Michigan SBDC and met with consultant Shawn Preissle to refine their business plan, make sales projections and to implement accounting software.

Moving forward, Gorelishvili and Maghlakelidze plan to continue working with the MI-SBDC to review operational efficiency, financial performance against established targets and marketing.

Ronnie Biddle specializes in resurfacing: restoring chrome trim for automobiles, removing graffiti from concrete walls, and revitalizing wood for cottages and homes.

Refill U.P. reached out to Michigan SBDC business consultant Daniel Yoder, who helped them get started with coaching, financials, record-keeping, market research, and funding.

Once Denslow decided to go all in, she sought counsel from the Michigan SBDC. Her trust in the organization grew as she worked with several consultants, most recently Jeff Punches.

“I can’t imagine having done this without Michigan Women Forward and Shannon Schwabe of the MI-SBDC,” said Wagar.

The Beavertown Tavern is famous for its big – rather, colossal – Hometown Burrito, and offers bar food, burgers and appetizers with a Tex-Mex feel.

We got connected with the Michigan SBDC because I had all these things going through my head, and I really had no way to sort them out.

Essner reached out to Michigan SBDC business consultant Marie Elliott for help with financial analysis, market research resulting in an increased social media presence, and securing a loan for relocating and purchasing a new building.

With the help of MI-SBDC consultants Harry Blecker and Shannon Schwabe, and with the support of Regional Director Janis Mueller, Fernandez and Jones got their business plan going, got the projected financials, and were able to connect with Capital Impact Partners to finance the entire project.

The founders of Action Glow, a Traverse City-based marketer and manufacturer of aftermarket, low profile, and lightweight lighting systems for the action sports enthusiast, will appear on ABC-TV’s reality show “Shark Tank” Friday, November 18, 2022 at 8 p.m. ET. 

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) recently promoted Beth Roszatycki to the position of Chief Client Services Officer.

When Kevin Parker and his family traveled the country visiting specialty food shops along the way, they simply fell in love with cheese.

Thank you to the MI-SBDC for allowing entrepreneurs like me the opportunity to connect with professional consultants who really focus on getting to know who you are and truly care about your experience and the growth of your company,

As Vintage in the Zoo grew, so did the partners’ need to scale bookkeeping and the back end of the business. A formal introduction to the MI-SBDC, through Western Michigan University, resulted in weekly one-on-one consulting meetings to help define their vision