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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.

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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 free consulting services for small business owners throughout Michigan.

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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.

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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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Michigan SBDC Comeback Kit

Has the COVID-19 pandemic left you wondering “what’s next” for your small business?

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Small Business Development Center Expands Services to Aid COVID-19 Recovery

The MI-SBDC has expanded its no-cost services to reflect the needs of small businesses continuing to be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Webinar on Removing Barriers for Under-Serviced Communities

This webinar hosted by the Michigan SBDC and US Black Chambers equips entrepreneurs who are persons of color with helpful resources.

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Owning a 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.

Because owning a business isn’t a job.
It’s a calling.