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Parsons Farm Selected as SBDC Small Business of the Year

Parsons Farm near Charlevoix has been owned by the same family since 1898 and is in the process of transitioning from the 4th to the 5th generation of the family. The SBDC is helping with that transition and an expansion of the business.
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Culinary Oil Business Growing With Help From Michigan SBDC

Grand Traverse Culinary Oils produces canola and sunflower oil from locally grown, non-GMO seeds. Owner Bill Koucky says the business wouldn't be where it is today without the help he's received from the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center.  
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Cadillac Culvert Wins MI-SBDC Best Small Business Award

Cadillac Culvert is one of twelve companies from around the state of Michigan that has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. Watch the video to find out more about how the new business owners were helped by the SBDC. Click for more about this story: Cadillac Culvert


SBDC Helps with Farm Succession Planning

A Farm Transition Workshop in Leelanau County focused on strategies for passing the farm on to the next generation. Michigan Small Business Development Center Business Consultant Annie Shetler was one of the workshop presenters. She talked about the importance of including succession planning in a business plan. 
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Our Township greatly benefits from Network Northwest's experience, depth of knowledge and understanding. Because they work with so many diverse communities in our ten-county region they understand the local land-use issues and are already working on solutions by the time we realize we need some help.

Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission