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Michigan Efforts Hope to Spark Small Business Growth

Published on Jul 22, 2011


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Many small business owners have enterprising ideas, but no idea how to incorporate them in their business plan. Aiming to provide guidance and expertise to small business owners, the Small Business Association’s Small Business Outreach Tour will travel to 15 Michigan cities to lecture small business owners on various topics. “The concept of bringing resource providers to local communities of small business owners is a dynamic way to foster economic development in Michigan,” said Gerald Moore, district director for SBA’s Michigan office. Beginning August 10th in Mt. Pleasant, small business owners can learn about exporting, financing, government contracting, social media and more. Those small business owners interested in attending can register for free online. The tour will conclude in Detroit on September 30. Another initiative to spark small business in Michigan is a free training program offered to veterans who are interested in launching a new business venture. Held at Grand Valley State University, the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center will house the training program, according to the Holland Sentinel. Aspiring veteran entrepreneurs will be trained on the essentials of internet business, running a restaurant, succession planning, the retail survival guide, and how to become a successful contractor, according to the news provider.