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Owning a small business isn’t a job.
It’s a calling.

Our best advice? Don’t try to do it alone. Wherever you are on your entrepreneurial journey, the Michigan SBDC is here to help.


You can’t Google everything. When you need to talk with an expert, that’s where the SBDC comes in.Sean Gartland, Feast Gourmet Kitchen Shop

We offer no-cost consulting services.
Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed.

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Training and Events

Learn from our experienced team of small business experts wherever, whenever. Our business education library is full of both live and on-demand content to help you start and grow your business.

One-On-One Business Consulting

Our team provides support through the full lifecycle of your business: start, scale, and sell. Your Michigan SBDC consultant will meet you where you’re at and help you reach your goals through personalized business coaching.

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I Want to Start a Business

Partner with our certified small business consultants to learn everything you need to know about starting and operating a business in Michigan.

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I Want to Grow my Business

When you need the space to work ON your business rather than IN your business, the Michigan SBDC is here to help. Scale effectively with the help of our team.

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I’m Thinking of Selling my Business

If you’re looking to create a succession plan for business ownership or an exit strategy, our team is equipped to help you through this stage of the entrepreneurial life cycle.

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Learn from articles, resources, success stories and events meant for small businesses just like yours.

Does your business have a cybersecurity plan?

Learn best practices and take a free cybersecurity assessment.

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Michigan SBDC QuickBooks Webinar Series

If you could use some help when it comes to accounting, payroll, invoicing, inventory, budgeting, or with other financials, then we’ve got a free webinar series designed for you!

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COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

From information on the PPP & EIDL to updates on new grants and more, visit our COVID-19 resources page for the latest on small business support.

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awardees!

Join us in honoring small business owners and entrepreneurs across the state at the 18th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards!

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Owning a small business isn’t a job.

No school can prepare you for it. No book has the answers.
It’s an education of trial and error, risk and reward. It’s about having the courage to jump. But the wins are indescribable.

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We’ve helped others navigate. We can help you, too.
We’ll guide you with the right tools, questions, and advice. At just the right time. Whether you’re deep into your journey or just getting started. We’re here to help you find answers.

It’s a calling.