Schoolcraft College MI-SBDC
Business Development Center - Jeffress Center
Livonia

Phone: (734) 462-4438
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ABOUT US:         

Schoolcraft College’s Business Development Center is the home of the Michigan Small Business Development Center and Procurement Technical Assistance Center. The Center was created in 1985 to serve the special needs of the business community and to provide a single point of contact for companies seeking assistance.

Our Mission:  To facilitate community economic development through a continually improving program of business services

SBTDC SERVICES:

The MI-SBDC at Schoolcraft College provides training, counseling and market research to new and existing businesses in Western Wayne and Southwest Oakland counties.



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Events

Starting a Business

Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
As an introductory session delivered in a workshop format, the course helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products. The basics of business ownership are introduced, along with resources available to help launch new ventures in Michigan.
Speaker: SBDC staff and industry experts.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Have you been considering business ownership as a career change, a supplemental income source or an additional layer of retirement security? Have you stopped short of looking into franchising because you think it's all fast food, or it's all too expensive? If so, this free informative seminar may be for you. Mark Cory, franchise owner and placement specialist with FranNet, will bust some common franchise myths, and enlighten you on the wide-range of categories and investment levels available today. He’ll also discuss the various entry strategies available in the world of franchising, ranging from single unit owner/operator to semi-absentee investor to regional developer. You'll learn whether franchising could be a path for achieving your goals, and if so, how to go about finding the RIGHT fit for you! Following is a brief outline of the topics covered in the FranNet seminar: • General discussion of the reasons that compel individuals to start their own business in the first place. • A comparison of the pros and cons of starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business or starting a franchise. • How franchising can provide a desirable alternative to traditional employment by reducing the risk of ownership to an acceptable level through proven business systems, comprehensive training and ongoing support. • Basic information on franchising, including the range of industry categories, entry and long-term strategies, investment levels (starting as low as $50K) and fees. • The legal regulations governing franchising that protect the buyer. • A strategic approach to defining your personal business model, quantifying your returns and safely researching and selecting the business opportunity that's right for you. • Growth trends and choices in franchising that offer stability and success in weak and strong economies. • A brief overview of FranNet's no-fee, no-obligation consulting service is also provided.
Speaker: Mark Cory of FranNet
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 5 sessions ending Tuesday, May 16
This money savings series is a real value and includes the following 5 classes: Starting a Business Writing a Business Plan Marketing Your Business Financial Management Business Legal Issues
Speaker: SBDC staff and industry experts.
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
As an introductory session delivered in a workshop format, the course helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products. The basics of business ownership are introduced, along with resources available to help launch new ventures in Michigan.
Speaker: SBDC staff and industry experts.
Thursday, June 08, 2017 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
As an introductory session delivered in a workshop format, the course helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products. The basics of business ownership are introduced, along with resources available to help launch new ventures in Michigan.
Speaker: SBDC staff and industry experts.

Business Plan

Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Designed for individuals who want to increase their chances for successful self-employment, the course covers business planning in detail. Specifics of marketing and finance, legal and regulatory issues, operations, and information based planning and management are key components of the workshop. The first steps for creating a business plan draft will be included along with a demonstration of the MI-SBTDC online business plan tool.
Thursday, May 04, 2017 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Designed for individuals who want to increase their chances for successful self-employment, the course covers business planning in detail. Specifics of marketing and finance, legal and regulatory issues, operations, and information based planning and management are key components of the workshop. The first steps for creating a business plan draft will be included along with a demonstration of the MI-SBTDC online business plan tool.
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Location

18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
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