TROY — Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, is now offering its Finance Advisory Solutions consulting program to non-members at no charge.

The program was developed by Automation Alley’s Finance Committee — a member-driven group of finance professionals dedicated to serving the needs of second-stage companies in particular.

The “Finance Advisory Solutions” consulting program is available to second-stage companies seeking financial consulting. Companies can meet with experts to discuss capital needs, growth capital opportunities and tips for navigating financial resources. They can also uncover financing solutions with the help of industry experts who can provide the inside scoop on the latest opportunities.

Applicants are asked to fill out a one-page form to start the process. Once submitted, the form is reviewed by the Finance Committee to determine which consultants would be most beneficial for the applicant. A meeting will then be scheduled between the applicant and a small panel of consultants with the goal being to determine strategic finance options.

“The Finance Committee brings together leading banking and financial experts devoted to giving companies access to capital markets in a fast and efficient manner,” said Committee Co-Chair Bob Anderson of Dawda, Mann, Mulcahy & Sadler, PLC.

The committee’s mission is to identify financial needs of small businesses and provide innovative financial solutions for further development and growth. Focusing on second-stage and mature businesses, the committee strives to respond with focused, aggressive initiatives and to provide quality programs to help businesses successfully achieve their financial goals.

The financial consulting program is the first of those initiatives.

The Finance Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. at Automation Alley Headquarters in Troy and is open to Automation Alley members.

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Since its founding in 1999, Automation Alley has expanded to include nearly 1,000 businesses, educational institutions and government entities from the City of Detroit and the surrounding eight county region. Automation Alley promotes regional prosperity through entrepreneurial and exporting assistance, workforce development and technology acceleration.

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