Outreach Centers

The Seidman College of Business Outreach Centers significantly amplify the reach and impact of the college in the communities we serve. Collectively they play a critical role in helping to achieve our mission while assisting entrepreneurs; small, medium and large-size domestic and international businesses; government agencies, and non-profit organizations thrive. Our diversified business services and expertise range from helping people start new businesses to designing strategies to increase competitiveness.

Koeze Business Ethics Initiative

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The mission of the Koeze Business Ethics Initiative (KBEI) is to examine the role and influence of business in public life, to promote inquiry into ethical business practices and education, and to be a leading resource for business professionals, students, faculty, and administrators who seek to understand the relationship between business, the common good, and a life well-lived.

Building Location: Suite 1113
Phone: (616) 331-7468
Director: Michael DeWilde
Email: dewildem@gvsu.edu

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Van Andel Global Trade Center

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Since 1999, Van Andel Global Trade Center has been helping Michigan businesses succeed globally. Whether you are thinking about entering or expanding within a new global market, figuring out customs compliance and international regulations, or looking for overseas suppliers to complement your global supply chain, VAGTC is ready to provide export/import/culture training, international market research as well as import/export projects to support your organization's global growth.

Building Location: Suite 1054
Phone: (616) 331-6811
Director: Sonja Johnson
Email: vagtc@gvsu.edu

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Family Owned Business Institute

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The mission of the Family Owned Business Institute (FOBI) is to champion and serve family owned businesses through scholarship, education and advocacy.

Building Location: Suite 3065
Phone: (616) 331-7359
Director: Ana Gonzalez
Email: fobi@gvsu.edugonzaana@gvsu.edu

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Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

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The Richard M. and Helen DeVos Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) is dedicated to developing best practices in entrepreneurship education and community engagement that enhance and impact the creation of new ventures and opportunities.

Building Location: Suite 1127
Phone: (616) 331-7256
Director: Shorouq Almallah
Email: cei@gvsu.edu

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Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - State Headquarters

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The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides no-cost consulting, business education, secondary market research, and technology commercialization services to Michigan’s new business ventures, existing small businesses, growing businesses, and innovators.

Building Location: Suite 1020
Phone: (616) 331-7480
State Director: J.D. Collins
Email:  SBDCMichigan@gvsu.edu

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Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - West Michigan Region

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The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides no-cost consulting, business education, secondary market research, and technology commercialization services to Michigan’s new business ventures, existing small businesses, growing businesses, and innovators. The West Michigan region serves Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola and Ottawa counties. 

Building Location: Suite 1081
Phone: (616) 331-7370
Director: Ed Garner
Email: sbdc@gvsu.edu

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All outreach centers are located within the L. William Seidman Center at Grand Valley State University.

50 Front Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504