Technical Assistance

We offer technical assistance in the following areas in order to help you reach milestones, achieve goals, and apply/pitch for additional funding.


Mentoring and Coaching

Mentoring and Coaching

 

 

Depending on what you need, we'll assign you to a student mentor who knows exactly how to help you. Over the past year, our students have raised over $106,000 in prize money from business pitch competitions in the area and around the country.

Business Plans

Business Plan Writing

 

 

One of the first things you'll have to do, if you haven't already, is create a business plan that you can show to other people. This is an essential step to help you understand who you are and what your business is going to do; it also adds more fuel to the fire to help you create a business case that you can then pitch.

Financial Planning

Financial Planning

 

 

How much is it going to cost to start your business? What will the flow of money look like when you are actually in business? To find out if it's worth starting in the first place, we've got to look at scalability. How's this going to work long term?

Branding

Branding

 

 

So you've got a viable business idea. It's time to get moving! Branding really sets the tone for your business. If done wrong, can really hinder your success. If done correctly, however, sets you up for even greater business success. Our team has the right mix of people to help you get started the right way.

Social Media

Social Media

 

 

With your brand set up right, it's time to blend that in to your social media outlets. We can help with that, and in giving you the direction and tools you need to grow your business in this area.

Marketing Material

Marketing Material

 

 

With branding set up, social media ready, it's time to give you the physical tools to really sell your business. From flyers and brochures, to business cards and banners, you'll be prepared to go out there and do business.

Website

Website Building

 

 

The website is one of the final pieces that you will need before you really start selling or pitching for funding. Our team will make sure that this essential step is taken care of properly for you.

MicroLoan

MicroLoan

 

 

Ranging from $1,000-$5,000, email cei@gvsu.edu for the application process. Since, the number of loans we can give out is limited,  make sure that you know exactly what milestones/goals you would like to achieve.





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