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Class in Petoskey Teaches Business Owners How to Develop a Business Plan

Class in Petoskey Teaches Business Owners
How to Develop a Business Plan


PETOSKEY, MI - The Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC), a program of Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, is offering a class in Petoskey to teach business owners how to develop a business plan. "Venture Plan: Six Week Business Plan," will start March 13 and will meet every Wednesday through April 24, with one week off for spring break. The classes will run from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Public Library, 500 East Mitchell Street.

The intense, six-week class is for highly motivated early-stage business owners creating a business. Participants will meet weekly with a Certified Small Business Consultant, guest speakers and other business owners. During the class participants will also spend time developing a winning business plan that will include start up costs, cash flow projections, market research, marketing strategy, and more. Participants may also meet with the instructor outside of class for individualized work on their business plan.

“Most business owners hold their plan in their brain, not on paper," said Mary Rogers, SBTDC Regional Director. "They never get around to writing the plan because they just don’t know where to start. This class takes the pressure off how to write the plan and creates a systematic process with a six week deadline for results.”

"Venture Plan: Six Week Business Plan" will cost only $90 per participant thanks to a $360 scholarship from Michigan State University. Pre-registration is required at For more information call 231-922-3780.

The MI-SBTDC is a statewide business assistance program that provides one-on-one counseling, training and research support for Michigan small businesses. The Northwest Michigan Regional office is hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.


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