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Starting a Business Workshop Offered October 22 in Benzonia


Individuals considering self-employment or in the beginning stages of starting a business will have access to a wide variety of helpful information at a Starting a Business Workshop being offered in Benzonia by the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in cooperation with Grow Benzie, and the Benzie County Chamber of Commerce. The workshop is being held October 22 from 9:00 a.m. to11:30 a.m. at Grow Benzie, 5885 Frankfort Highway (M-115).

The workshop will be taught by SBDC Small Business Consultant Betsy Evans and will help aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, and evaluate market and sales potential for their products or services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning will be introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started. 



There is no charge to attend the workshop, but pre-registration is required. Register online.

The SBDC 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 Networks Northwest. For more information, go to: or contact Tricia Stevens at 231-922-3780 or



  • Coming from Frankfort? Take M-115 (East), and look for the Grow Benzie sign on your right. We are about 5.6 miles from downtown Frankfort.
  • Coming from Traverse City? Take M-31 (South) to Benzonia. Turn right on M-115. We are about 1.4 miles from M-31. Look for our sign on your left.
  • Coming from Bear Lake? Take M-31 (North) to Benzonia. Turn left on M-115. We are about 1.4 miles from M-31. Look for our sign on your left.




Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.

Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager