SBTDC Seminar Schedule
The Small Business and Technology Development Center is a statewide network of twelve regional offices providing services for small businesses emerging and growing throughout the state. The local satellite office, housed at the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce, is a satellite office of the Capitol Area MI-SBTDC. The local office is available to assist individuals in starting a new business or expanding an existing business in Shiawassee County.
MI-SBTDC offers personalized research and one-on-one consultations free of charge to its clients. Trainings, workshops and seminars are often at low or no-cost and are available both locally and regionally. The mission of the SBTDC is to provide high-quality services to small businesses resulting in higher success rates, increased employment and economic growth. The SBTDC is part of a larger effort to promote economic development in Shiawassee County.
Training and consultation topics include:
- Accounting/cash flow
- Business planning
- Cash flow
- Growth strategies
- Legal issues
- Marketing initiatives
- Sales strategies
Research services* include:
- Research to determine market size
- Competitive analysis
- Demographics (state, local, specific topics)
- Industry data and trends
*Research is available through Seidman College of Business Services at Grand Valley State University.
Our network provides a full range of services and tools for small businesses emerging and growing in Michigan's 83 counties. We have formed our organization into four teams dedicated to provide expert assistance to the individual needs of Michigan's small business.
The MI-SBTDC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and matching funds from local network partners in each region.