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SBDC to Provide Online Workshops for Business Planning

This 8-week online workshop guides you through the business planning process. You will have online access to small business experts, business planning software, and a valuable pipeline of resources to help you complete your business plan. Flexible start dates are provided for your convenience.



Both current and future business owners who need to develop or update their business plans.



Thanks to support from Fifth Third Bank in Northwest Michigan, your local SBDC business consultant Walt Muellenhagen will provide personal business consulting during the term of your online course.





Upon finishing the course, you will have: 

  • A complete business plan
  • Continued access to an SBDC business consultant in your area
  • A pipeline of valuable resources to launch or grow your business



This 8-week online program utilizes a variety of tools to facilitate the course and assist you in building and updating your business plan, including:

  • Hour-long, live webinar sessions led online weekly by business and industry experts
  • Video and textbook resources for additional learning
  • Program-specific business planning software through Palo Alto
  • Consultant to work directly with you as you develop your business plan



The course is being offered for only $149 (list price is $450). The course is available at no cost to Veterans by calling 616-331-7370 or emailing


Don't let this incredible opportunity pass you by! 

 REGISTER TODAY - click on the start date that works best for you!



February 4, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM 

March 5, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

April 1, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

May 7, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

June 3, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


*Registration is due one week prior to the start date of the course*

The Venture Plan Online course runs for 8 consecutive weeks. Each session takes place on the same day of the week, during the same time slot as the chosen start date.



Related Info:  SBDC Northwest Region




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