PETOSKEY, MI –Individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment, will have the opportunity to attend a Starting a Business workshop Thursday, March 9 in Petoskey. The workshop is being offered by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with North Central Michigan College, and is being held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Room 536 of the North Central Michigan College Student and Community Resource Center, 1515 Howard Street.
The workshop will be facilitated by SBDC Small Business Consultant, Kathleen Bagley. She will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company and evaluate market and sales potential for their products or services.
This comprehensive 2.5 hour workshop also incorporates the SBDC’s fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. This workshop is a requirement prior to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one.
There is no charge to attend the workshop, but pre-registration is required by contacting the SBDC at 231-922-3780. Online registration is also available at sbdcnorthwest.org.
North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.
About Michigan SBDC
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) provides expert business assistance to help Michigan businesses raise capital, develop business plans and export strategies, and commercialize technologies. The Northwest Michigan Regional office is hosted by Networks Northwest and serves the ten county region including: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee, and Wexford counties.
The Northwest Michigan SBDC’s contributing partners are Baker College, North Central Michigan College, and Venture North. For more information, go to: sbdcnorthwest.org.
The Michigan SBDC State Headquarters is located at Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids. Michigan small business owners may access the Michigan SBDC services by contacting 616-331-7480 or SDBCMichigan.org.