While thousands of small businesses throughout the state have had to reinvent themselves to meet their customers’ needs, we’ve been doing the same. On the surface, you’ll notice a new logo, a new website, and new resources. But at our core, we’re still the same trusted source for small businesses throughout the state.
I’m also excited to share with you the announcement of our Uplift Michigan program! This hybrid model of entrepreneurship development through cohort-based training and business consulting provides hands-on assistance to underrepresented populations across Michigan. This holistic approach is designed to strengthen small business sustainability through well-rounded education and coaching that empowers entrepreneurs to learn the skills necessary to successfully operate a small business and thrive.
In this edition of SBDC Connect, I invite you to learn more about Uplift Michigan, get familiar with our new brand, and view a few updates from the field.
– J.D. Collins, State Director, Michigan SBDC