Business Workshops

Starting a Business

You have a passion … a hidden talent. Do you know what it takes to turn that skill into a successful business? Attend this seminar if you are an entrepreneur, new business owner, innovator or a ‘closet’ business person. Prepare to be informed, motivated, and focused on your business plan for action. The seminar is FREE and information – PRICELESS!

This seminar is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory seminar helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company; as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to get started.

For more information about the Michigan Small Business Development Center business resources and other seminars, go to or call (989) 686-9597. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

This same seminar is offered multiple times and at different locations across the Great Lakes Bay Region to accommodate most everyone’s schedule. You’re invited to find us on facebook at

Speaker: MI-SBDC Business Consultant and Hoyt Library Reference Librarian


 Schedule for 2015


  • Thursday – January 22 -5:30 pm
  • Wednesday – February 18 – 1:00 pm
  • Thursday – March 19 – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday – April 15 – 1:00 pm
  • Thursday – May 28 – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday – June 24 – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday – August12 – 1:00 pm
  • Wednesday – September 16 – 1:00 pm
  • Thursday – October 22 – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday – November 18 – 1:00 pm