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Microsoft Windows has announced the end of the line for Windows 10. The latest Windows 10 release of version 22H2, which came out in October 2022, will be its last.  As of October 14, 2025 Microsoft will no longer push security updates to Windows 10 for most devices. On April 27, 2023 Microsoft announced this...

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The Michigan Small Business Development Center (Michigan SBDC) recently promoted Jim McLain to the position of Growth Team Manager. In his new role, McLain will manage the efforts and activities for eight state-wide Business Growth Team consultants, who help “second stage” business owners, or those defined as having 10-99 employees and...

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I was referred to the SBDC by SpringGR. I was a graduate of their program in 2019. Jamaal has really been helpful in developing my business plan, working on financials (like budgeting for the business and making projections). We also worked on the labeling for my products.

Shawndrika reached out to the SBDC in June of 2022 for business consulting, where she was assigned to work with Chris Vieau on her business.

Brad worked with Chris Curtis from the SBDC to register his business entity, build the business plan including financial analysis and market research.

Lydia contacted the Michigan SBDC in April 2021, where she was connected with Stacie Scherman. Stacie helped Lydia with financial planning as she started her business full-time.

Maggie's journey with the SBDC began in July 2022, where Maggie was assigned to work with Chris Vieau.

Hey Windows 10 users, it is time to say, “Goodbye Internet Explorer.” Everyone’s most favorite web browser will be removed from most Windows 10 devices starting today with the latest Microsoft Windows 10 update. Microsoft writes more about this switch and what is going to happen for all of you Internet Explorer 11 (IE) users....

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Dell reached out to the MI-SBDC and got connected with business consultant Lance Wolfe, who helped with getting the business set up.

That desire launched a thriving small business, thanks in part to the help of the MI-SBDC and business consultant Sam Augusta. Rector received one-on-one counseling and recently graduated from the Business Development Certificate Program, a collaborative program between the MI-SBDC and Northwestern Michigan College.

Along the way Croad and his colleagues met Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) business consultant Jeff Punches

That’s when she reached out to the Michigan Small Business Development Center and met business consultant Wendy Richardson.

Thank you to the MI-SBDC for giving us the opportunity to understand ourselves, what our business is, and then helping us grow that business and idea

We knew what we wanted to do. The MI-SBDC at Lansing Community College got us connected with partners such as the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)’s One and All program and Downtown Lansing Inc., which turned into grant funding,

The Wilkes reached out to the Michigan SBDC and met with consultant Shawn Preissle to refine their business plan, make sales projections and to implement accounting software.

Moving forward, Gorelishvili and Maghlakelidze plan to continue working with the MI-SBDC to review operational efficiency, financial performance against established targets and marketing.

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