Category Archives: SBTDC

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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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Book Review: The Coming Jobs War

The Coming Jobs War: What every leader must know about the future of job creation Written by Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, Reviewed by Chris Wendel “The global war for jobs will determine the leader of the free world and if … Continue reading

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Small Business Administration to Hold Traverse City Press Conference (Friday 11/18)

SBA Official and Local Small Businesses Will Highlight SBA Assistance  DETROIT – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office will host a press conference on November 18, 2011 at the Northwest Michigan College Aero Park Campus, Parsons-Stulen Building, 2600 Aero … Continue reading

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Using the 8P’s to build your Marketing Plan

 by John Watkins of Watkins Marketing Back when I had an advertising agency in the early 1990’s the  company stationary had printed on the bottom of each sheet:  Have a  Plan…  Work the Plan… Succeed! I believe even more today … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Boring Meetings Suck”

Boring Meetings Suck Get more out of your meetings, or get out of your meetings By Jon Petz 3 ½ out of 4 stars $22.95, available at most local bookstores Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2011 Reviewed by … Continue reading

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Feasibility comes before full blown Business Plan

It starts with an idea, but a thick business plan document with hours of work doesn’t have to be the next step. This may seem counterintuitive to some but two elements of feasibility may trump the longer process of writing … Continue reading

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Special Report: Mompreneurs in Northern Michigan

They’re Not Finding Jobs They Want, so They’re Creating Their Own Here’s a link to the full story and the video, including footage with Chris Wendel, Regional Director of the Northwest Region of the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development … Continue reading

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