Carol Lopucki

Carol Lopucki

Carol Lopucki is state director of the Michigan SBDC — the Small Business Development Center at GVSU. That’s an organization with a long name that provides a long list of services for our community’s small businesses. Many West Michigan companies, and across the state, have taken advantage of the SBDC to grow or launch a business. Over 12,000 in 2012!

ARTICLES

Is exporting right for your business?

November 30, 2013
Have you considered exporting your goods or services? Are you currently exporting and want to increase your export sales or expand into new markets? If you answered yes to either of the questions, you are like many other small businesses in Michigan. Read More

What's your company's forecast?

September 30, 2013
Have you found the perfect crystal ball to accurately predict your company’s future? Read More

Do you have a strategic plan?

June 13, 2013
When was the last time you looked at your strategic plan? Do you have a strategic plan? Read More

Do you have a business plan?

April 29, 2013
Do you have a business plan that maps out the success of your business? Read More

Is your small business ready for Obamacare?

March 29, 2013
Here’s a brief summary of Obamacare to expand your level of awareness — aimed at encouraging you to seek out additional resources. Read More

Do you know your company's numbers?

February 28, 2013
Knowing your company’s financial numbers is a crucial component of managing and growing your business. Many times, business owners rely on accountants to manage their numbers, and business owners don’t dive in and own the numbers — which will ultimately make or break a business. Read More

Is your business due for a checkup?

February 1, 2013
It’s exciting that grbj.com is launching this blog for dialogue among the West Michigan small business community. Have you started off your new year with a good health examination of your business? Read More