The Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center continues to provide small business assistance statewide through the Entrepreneurial Series training program. These low-cost classes return to the MI-SBTDC location in TechTown after a hiatus in 2010.
These courses assist small business owners in evaluating their business ideas, building implementation plans and effectively growing their businesses. Displaced workers, early buyouts and early retirements have created a new opportunity for small businesses to start and flourish in throughout the state.
“The courses we provide are vital to the success of growing businesses and to start-up companies,” said Wendy Thomas, regional director of the MI-SBTDC office in TechTown. “We are excited to be offering these classes at TechTown once again. We also offer follow-up individual counsel at no cost to the participants as their businesses grow.”
The Entrepreneurial Series consists of the following courses:
* Fundamentals of Starting a Business
* Fundamentals of Writing a Business Plan
* Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business
* Fundamentals of Finance
* Fundamentals of Business Legal Issues
* Pre-Business Research
The courses, which run two to three hours, are presented by experienced business professionals or current small business owners with pertinent expertise. These workshops are designed for those looking to start a new business or those in the early stages of a business launch that need specific assistance.
Register online or call (313) 967-9295. The classes are held in TechTown, located at 440 Burroughs St., Detroit.
In 2010, the MI-SBTDC trained 7,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs in 600 training courses, representing training delivered in 83 counties throughout the state.
MI-SBTDC is a statewide business assistance program that provides one-on-one counseling, training and research support for Michigan small businesses. The Southeast Michigan Region serves Wayne, Oakland and Monroe counties is headquartered at the Eastern Michigan University College of Business in the Center for Entrepreneurship with full service locations at TechTown in Detroit, Schoolcraft College in Livonia, the Monroe Industrial Development Corporation and Oakland County Business Center.
More at www.misbtdc.net/events.aspx.