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Grow Your Michigan Small Business

The stresses of the startup phase are long gone, but growth can bring growing pains. Grow smartly with the help of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI SBDC).

Receive No-Cost Assistance With Growing Your Small Business

When you need the space to work ON your business rather than IN your business, the Michigan SBDC is here to help. Our team is equipped with expertise and resources to accelerate your business’s growth at a healthy pace.

Tools & Resources for Small Business Growth

Discover the following helpful tools and resources for growing your small Michigan business.

Focus Four™: Vision, Strategy, Execution & Cash Flow

Explore the Michigan SBDC’s Focus Four™ program to help grow your small business with the four pillars of business success.

Learn About Focus Four™ 

Cybersecurity Assessment

Take the Michigan SBDC’s cybersecurity assessment to test your knowledge on cyber security threats and solutions.

Take the Assessment

Customized Market Research & Reporting

Learn more about the ways the Michigan SBDC can help your small business grow with specialized market research to better target your audience.

Discover Market Research

The Value Builder System

Measure your small business’s value and identify areas your business can improve with the Michigan SBDC’s value builder system.

Learn About The System 

Why Work with Michigan SBDC to Grow Your Small Business?

Whether you’ve been open for a year or are a well-established business, getting an outside perspective from our team of experts can help you reach your next level of success. Our no-cost and low-cost services include strategic planning, financial analysis, human resources assistance, marketing strategy, and more.

Set up a Meeting to Learn More

Our certified small business consultants offer no-cost one-on-one counseling services for individuals ready to grow their small Michigan business. Request a small business consulting meeting today.

Request Small Business Consulting 

Register for Training and Events

Our no-cost and low-cost training sessions provide the opportunity to learn more about running and growing your business. Locate training and workshops online or near you.

Explore Small Business Training

I am so grateful for the help of the SBDC. They've provided practical and actionable tools and opportunities that have helped me grow my business.Missy Bobo, Thumb Roast Coffee

Have an advanced tech business?

If you have launched a company to commercialize an advanced technology, our small business Tech Team can help you achieve success. Talk to expert consultants with first-hand experience in innovating, launching, commercializing, funding and executing successful small business tech start-ups.

Meet the Team

Business Accelerator Fund
This fund is available to Michigan’s Smart Zone Business Accelerators to support their advanced technology clients’ path to commercialization, company success, and economic impact.

More about BAF

Our consultants with firsthand Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) experience provide expert proposal review. We work in partnership with BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Counseling to support businesses seeking SBIR/STTR funding.

Get Help With Proposals

Emerging Technologies Fund (ETF)
Your business might be suited for commercialization funding to match federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer awards for up to $25,000 for phase I and $125,000 for phase II.

Apply Online

The SBDC Tech Team is a fantastic team that is very enthusiastic and helpful. They are extremely talented in preparing business plans, strategy, and navigating funding opportunities inside and outside of MEDC programs.Gary Meyers, AKTV8

Have questions about our services for growing businesses?

Contact the Michigan SBDC for more insight about our small business growth services and strategies to chart your path forward.

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