Items Tagged with 'Michigan Small Business Development Center'


Exec named state director of Small Business Development Center

December 20, 2018
A local executive is the new leader of the Grand Rapids-based Michigan Small Business Development Center. Read More

Partners hosting Cyber Security Conference downtown

October 15, 2018
A group of partners are producing the Michigan Cyber Security Conference downtown this week. Read More

Partners presenting webinar series on business ownership

May 1, 2018
The state’s business development center and a bank are launching a webinar series this week for business owners. Read More

Business confidence remains high

Survey says small businesses statewide feel mostly hopeful; analysts say optimism in West Michigan rises despite talent crunch.

July 7, 2017
A new survey shows that despite continued pressure on retail and a talent crunch across industries, Michigan small business owners are seeing mostly sunny skies this summer. Read More

Company acquires winery

May 31, 2017
A winery in the region has been acquired. Read More

What’s keeping you up at night?

Organizations launch comprehensive research project on small business needs.

February 26, 2016
It’s been 25 years since a combination of partners did the last comprehensive assessment on the needs of Michigan’s small businesses. Read More

Cyber security is more about you than technology

February 26, 2016
Congratulations, you are now the key to something. You are absolutely essential — mission critical. Without you, it will fail. What am I talking about? Read More

GVSU and WMU develop supply chain assessment tool

It’s free to small businesses here that turn to the SBDC for help.

January 30, 2015
The Michigan Small Business Development Center at Grand Valley State University and Western Michigan University have jointly developed an online supply chain assessment tool free for small businesses. Read More

Michigan entrepreneurs are ‘energized’

There wasn’t as much encouragement a few years ago for people trying to start a business.

June 20, 2014
The staffs at the Michigan Small Business Development Center and at Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women, another key supporter of small business start-ups in the region, use the same word — “energy” — in describing the environment today surrounding entrepreneurs eager to take the plunge. Read More