Strategies for Growth …

Starbuck Machining is a family owned business, started by father-son team Richard and Aaron Starbuck in April 2002. The Michigan SBDC helped Richard and Aaron with their business plan, acquiring capital to grow, and they have attended numerous SBDC business workshops.  Since their launch in 2002 they have grown the company to employ 27 individuals. Read More

Pure Bliss Salon and Day Spa …

Pure Bliss Salon and Day Spa received the E Team Rising Star Award presented by the Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce. The award is designed to highlight "bright spots" of growing businesses in Genesee County!  The SBDC worked with Pure Bliss Salon to raise the capital they needed to expand the business.  Pure Bliss Salon employs 50 employees. Read More

Unfolding the American Dream of Homeownership …

What started out as a “wouldn’t it be great if we could” idea has blossomed into a newly formed company that will transform the home building industry and allow more consumers the opportunity to build their dream home for 30% less than current construction.    Read More

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Josh Kent began AlpineWEB in 2004 as a solution to Northeast Michigan’s website hosting needs. Kent worked with the Northeast Michigan Region SBDC to develop a growth strategy for his business, and has since seen a significant increase in sales.


Helping Your Business Succeed

“I realized that if I wanted to keep growing my businesses I would need a line of credit. Al [Bacon, SBDC Finance Specialist] really helped me speak the banker’s language.  With his help I was able to put together a loan package, and receive that loan.”

Alison Barnett, Leaps and Bounds Therapy Services Owner

"I’ve been pursuing an MBA through U-M’s Ross Business School and when I sought general business information on starting AutoBike, the folks at the Center connected me with Kayo Ramirez, one of the SBDC’s technology consultants. You could say that Kayo has been with us almost since day one. Next to the four of us, he is one of the most important resources we have.”

Sean Simpson, AutoBike Co-founder