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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.