GRAND RAPIDS, MI — The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce that Julie Oldham has been awarded the prestigious Michigan SBDC State Star Award for her exceptional dedication and invaluable contributions to the small business community in the state of Michigan.

Julie Oldham is a highly esteemed business consultant serving throughout the state of Michigan, specializing in analyzing companies’ financial performance and providing strategic analysis, succession planning, information on international exporting, and SBA loans. With her expertise and commitment, Julie has played a pivotal role in helping numerous small businesses thrive and overcome challenges to achieve their growth objectives. She connects with the numerous resource partners in the state of Michigan such as SBA, MEDC, Automation Alley, US Commercial Service, APEX, Van Andel Global Trade Center, EXIM Bank, and Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Throughout her remarkable career, Julie has been recognized for her outstanding achievements and exceptional work ethic. She has been honored with multiple awards, including the “Out of the Box” award for achieving the highest amount of capital formation in the history of the SBDC. Additionally, she has been associated with the SBDC Excellence and Innovation Award to the Michigan SBDC Southeast Region by the Small Business Administration Michigan District office. Julie was also named the “Outstanding Oakland County Volunteer of the Year” by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council and received the “Excellence Award” and “Going Above and Beyond Award” by SBDC Michigan. Her exceptional contributions were further acknowledged when she was named “SBDC Consultant of the Year” by the Small Business Administration.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized for my work as a consultant for small businesses.  I’m thrilled to be a part of the journey for all these incredible small businesses.”

The Michigan SBDC State Star Award recognizes individuals who have made a significant impact on small business growth and success in the state. Julie Oldham’s exceptional skills, unwavering dedication, and extensive knowledge have made her an invaluable asset to Michigan’s small business community. Her achievements and contributions exemplify the spirit of entrepreneurship and inspire others to pursue excellence.

Each year, America’s Small Business Development Center (ASBDC) Network recognizes top performers nationwide at its Annual Conference. A special presentation honoring the ASBDC 2023 State Stars will be held during the national conference this September.

The Michigan SBDC provides no-cost consulting, business education, market research and technology commercialization to new and existing businesses throughout Michigan’s 83 counties. Michiganders looking to start or grow a business can connect to free export services, market research, cybersecurity resources and business education through the Michigan SBDC.

For more information about Julie and the Michigan SBDC, visit


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About the Michigan Small Business Development Center 

The Michigan Small Business Development Center’s mission is to provide no-cost consulting, business education, market research and technology commercialization to new and existing businesses throughout Michigan’s 83 counties. Michigan SBDC services are available through the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

The Michigan SBDC is committed to fostering and sustaining a culture of inclusion through equitable outreach and service to Michigan’s diverse business community. Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services of their nearest Michigan SBDC office by visiting

The Michigan SBDC is hosted on a state level by Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business. Regional hosts include Saginaw Valley State University, Grand Valley State University, Western Michigan University, Mid Michigan College, Michigan Technological University, Kettering University, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College and Lansing Community College.

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