Category Archives: Partner Resources

Last Chance to Get on the FastTrac® – Sign Up Today!

Fast Trac® New Venture®  Entrepreneur Workshops This intensive entrepreneur training is co-sponsored by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Centers (MI-SBTDC) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).  Fast Trac® New Venture® will lead entrepreneurs from evaluation of a current business or concept … Continue reading

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Research Information / Business Resource Centers

MI-SBTDC Secondary Research The underlying success for businesses of all sizes is information. We have access to a variety of resources which can provide crucial information regarding small business. Characteristics of industries Site Ring Analysis for specific locations Market and … Continue reading

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New options open the door for first time borrowers

It is no secret that uncertainties in our national banking climate have filtered down to local markets including Northwest Michigan. Our region has many banking alternatives, but we’re hearing from private and public sources that the lending parameters many banks had … Continue reading

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Small Business Financing Roundtable

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Book Review: Small Giants

Small Giants Companies That Chose to Be Great Instead of Big It’s hard to think of a book that has been mentioned to me more often in the past five years than Small Giants. Realizing how important it is for … Continue reading

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Questions about Tax Incentives? Here are the answers…

Learn About: Hire Act, Health Care Tax Credit, Online Resources Thursday, October 14, 2010 8:00 am – 12 noon (continental breakfast served at 8am) Michigan Works! Service Center Conference Room 1209 S. Garfield Avenue, Traverse City Download/view/print Registration Flier or Register … Continue reading

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Registration is now open for TWO business plan competitions…

Two business plan competitions are heating up, the proven GLEQ and the new “Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition.”  The new program focuses heavily on prizes and exposure.  There are a total of $1 million in awards, and the awards will be … Continue reading

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