Michigan Small Business Development Center

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic wellbeing by providing counseling, training and research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies.

Michigan Celebrates Nominations Extended Through November 12

LANSING - Nominations for the Michigan Celebrates Small Business have been extended until Nov. 12. All Michigan businesses deserve to be celebrated, so the Michigan Small Business Development Center is leaving the nominations open for one more week. Don’t miss your chance to join some of the best second-stage businesses in Michigan in Lansing for

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business Recap

ROYAL OAK - The Michigan Celebrates Small Business event, just concluding its 14th year, concluded on May 3 honoring scores of business leaders, companies and associations. Joshua Marko, Special Projects Coordinator for the Michigan Small Business Development Center, discusses the Big Show on this segment of M2 Techcast. To listen, click on https://soundcloud.com/internet-advisor-755109612/m2-techcast-125-mich-small-bus-dev-center

MISBDC Launches 2030 Initiative To Help Small Business Deal With Technology

ROYAL OAK - Where are we headed in terms of small business development in the year 2030? The Michigan Small Business Development Center is working on that in its 2030 plan. How does drone technology impact business. Autonomous Vehicles. Cybersecurity. Artificial Intelligence all are under review by the MISBC. Jennifer Deamud, Associate State Director of

MISBDC Segment: Decypher Corp. Helping Businesses Transition From Manual To Automated Reports

ROYAL OAK - On the Michigan Small Business Development Center segment of M2 TechCast, CEO Keith Brophy interviews Andrew Agbay, founder and President of Decypher Corp of Berkley, Michigan, helping businesses transition from manual reporting to automated, meaningful reports. In the interview, Agbay answers these questions: What Decypher Corp does, and what makes his business

MISBDC Update: Akervall SISU Mouth Guards Win Awards, Offering New Products

ROYAL OAK - Sassa Akervall, Chief Operating Officer of Akervall Technologies, joins M2 TechCast on a segment co-hosted by the Michigan Small Business Technology Center’s Kayo Ramirez, an SBDC tech consultant. Akervall is the manufacturer of SISU Sports Mouth Guards. Made from non-compressible thermopolymer and only 1.6 mm thin, SISU Mouth Guards are engineered to

Deadline To Nominate For 2018 Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Nov. 15

LANSING - Nov. 15 is the deadline to apply for the 2018 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards that will be awarded next May at a gala held at the Lansing Center. You may nominate a company for the following categories: Michigan 50 Companies To Watch Michigan 50 Alumni Awards Small Business Innovation Award. The 2018 Michigan Celebrates

Traverse City Event: How Technology Is Impacting Business, Education, Economic Development

ROYAL OAK - Matt McCauley, COO of Networks Northwest, describes an interesting event coming up on Dec. 5 in Traverse City that will bring together the entire state to offer a conversation around how business, economic development and education are dealing with the impact of technology on their industry sectors. The interview is conducted by

Nominations Are Open For Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala

LANSING - Nominations for the 2018 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards program are officially open, including the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award! Why nominate a company for MCSB? Awardees of the program receive significant statewide exposure and gain the honors of a program that they may proclaim to customers and peers. Submitting a nomination

How Emerging Technology – Such As Autonomous Vehicles – Will Impact Banking

ROYAL OAK - How are traditional business lenders anticipating changes in the banking industry to accommodate emerging technologies like autonomous vehicles? Mark Brant, Market President at First Community Bank, answers some of these questions in an interview conducted by Keith Brophy, State Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center. Brophy explores with Brant what

MISBDC Update: Dataspeed, One Of The 50 Companies To Watch Winners

ROYAL OAK - Paul McCown, the Chief Financial Officer for Dataspeed, is one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch winners this year. He will receive his award Thursday night at the gala in Lansing. Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center, interviews McCown - along with M2 TechCast Co-Hosts Mike