NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCE FAIR
Thursday, May 4, 2023
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Center for Community Transformation
1530 Madison Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
Fair Starts In
We’re bringing you the resources you need to start or scale your business – all in one place. It’s like a job fair, but for businesses!
At this open-house-styled event, you can engage with over 40 business support organizations, the majority of which offer no-cost assistance. These agencies can help you with funding options, market research, business planning, networking, sales & marketing, social media, business certifications, contracting opportunities, energy assessments, and much more! Our goal is to help you (the time-limited entrepreneur) get direct access to the people you need to know to be successful.
Free Business Resource Guide
All registered attendees will receive an electronic version of our Business Resource Guide by email after the event. The guide will contain a brief description about each participating organization along with contact names, emails, phone numbers and website addresses. This is a must-have publication that will help you connect with the right person at the right agency. Why wait? Register now!
These fast-paced 30-minute mini-workshops will quickly get you up to speed on important areas for your business. No need to sign up to attend. Just pop into the workshop area at the designated time.
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Government Contracting 101
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Financing options for your business
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Small business marketing hacks: saving you time and money
One-on-One Onsite Consultations
If you need to talk with one of our resource partners about your individual situation in a more private setting, there will be a dedicated consultation area for you to do so. Use of the area is on a first-come, first-served basis, and consultations are limited to a maximum of 15 minutes.
Registration is Required, But This Event is Totally Free!
Another great event brought to you by the Michigan SBDC’s Uplift Michigan initiative,
a strategic movement designed to ensure equitable access for all diverse entrepreneurs across Michigan.