MUSKEGON, Mich. — Business owners in Ottawa and Muskegon counties will have the opportunity to talk with and learn from industry experts about owning a small business at an event hosted by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC).
MI-SBTDC's "Evening with the Experts" is set for Thursday, October 15. Consultants and experts in business law, taxes, finance and marketing will present information in their areas of expertise.
“This is an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, business-to-business networking and having our local small business service providers come together to support entrepreneurs," said Dante Villarreal, regional director of the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center.
The evening is designed for both new business owners and existing business owners. New business owners will hear tips for managing company financials, identifying target markets, gaining visibility, and legally structuring a business. The existing business owner will hear bankers describe the commercial loan process and will participate in a well-business checkup. There will be an opportunity for open discussion with the bankers.
Following the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the experts to discuss their business. There will also be an opportunity to network with other small business owners.
The event is Thursday, October 15, from 6-9 p.m. at Grand Valley State University's Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) located in downtown Muskegon. The cost of this event is underwritten by the MI-SBTDC. Preregistration is required; call (616) 331-7370 or send an e-mail email@example.com.
The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center provides counseling, training and market research for Michigan's new business ventures, existing small businesses, expanding new businesses, new technology companies, and innovators. The MI-SBTDC is located at the Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As host of the MI-SBTDC State Headquarters, the Seidman College of Business oversees the twelve-region MI-SBTDC network. Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services of their nearest MI-SBTDC by calling (616) 331-7480 or visiting www.misbtdc.org.