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Resources for Diverse Populations

The Michigan SBDC is committed to fostering and sustaining a culture of inclusion.

We work on this every day through equitable outreach and service to Michigan’s diverse small business community. This page contains resources specifically for underserved populations throughout the state which include but are not limited to; people of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and rural communities.


What the SBDC did for me was help me focus on what my business actually is, where my profit margins will be, and where my audience is.Ty Gray-El, TyGrayEl LLC

Business Education On-Demand Webinars

Our no-cost and low-cost training sessions offer the opportunity to learn more about running and growing your business. From securing financing to writing a business or marketing plan to using social media effectively, numerous workshops are offered across the state. Veteran and active military registration is also available at no cost. Check out our on-demand webinars.

These free resources can help you start and scale your business.

Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business


Business Plan Outline


Business Model Canvas


Business Plan Executive Summary


Budgets and Financial Forecasting


Not Sure Where to Start?

No-cost one-on-one business consulting is available to you.


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