Business Workshops

Register for Business Workshops

The SBDC offers many options for entrepreneurs to learn more about running a business.  The no-cost or low-cost training sessions cover a broad range of topics, including starting a business, securing financing, writing a business or marketing plan, and using social media for your business. Veteran and active military registration is available at no cost throughout the state. Check out our statewide calendar and registration information for training sessions offered by the SBDC:  MI-SBDC Business Workshops

Startup Workshops

Here is a series of five basic workshops for entrepreneurs in the startup phase.

  • Start a Business
  • Writing a Business Plan
  • Marketing Your Business
  • Financial Management
  • Business Legal Issues

Advanced Workshops

A wide variety of workshops that go beyond the basics are offered throughout the state. Each SBDC region presents workshops in their area of expertise in these categories:

  • Business Plan
  • Financial and Accounting
  • Customer Relations
  • Government Contracting
  • Internet and Social Media
  • Legal
  • Management
  • Marketing and Sales

Online Business Training

The SBDC offers a variety of online training to help businesses grow:

  • Start Smart Online: 6 week business plan course delivered online – to launch your business quickly
  • Advanced workshops in Marketing, Finance and Online tools are also presented online.

Partner Training

The following links will take you to information about training events provided by our partner organizations that support our mission to enhance Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research, and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses, and innovative technology companies.

Getting to Yes!
In as little as 7-8 weeks, this challenging fast-track program will help you to complete your loan package and submit it to a variety of lenders of your choice.

SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation
Basic overviews to intensive workshops to prepare emerging companies to secure federal funding through the Small Business Innovative Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.

SBA Learning Center
Information for training sessions sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Contract Connect
Your guide to doing business with the State of Michigan.

Business training opportunities for Veterans in the State of Michigan.