Northwest MI-SBDC Small Business Summit
Busy business owners so often struggle to find time to work on their businesses or maybe even implement an idea that’s been rolling around in their heads. We also know that business owners want useful and tangible information to help them grow their businesses for the long-haul. The inaugural Northwest MI-SBDC Small Business Summit in Traverse City is an action-packed, one-day conference featuring nearly a dozen break-out sessions. This event is intended for entrepreneurs who have recently launched a new business or existing small business owners interested in resources and ideas for how to take their businesses to the next level. Agenda: 7:30 Check-In and Light Breakfast 8:00 Welcome & Introductions 8:20 Goal Setting Part I (Sponsored by Venture North) 8:50 Transition 8:55 Breakout Sessions Round I Getting Financed Doing Business with the Government Wrap-Around Services for your Workforce Needs 9:55 Break 10:10 Breakout Sessions Round II Introduction to Exporting/STEP Program Understanding Your Data Small Business, Big Threat LITE: Cybersecurity 11:10 Transition 11:15 Tax Planning by The Harris Group 12:10 Lunch 1:00 Breakout Sessions Round III Get Your Business Online with Google Taking the eCommerce Plunge Know Your Numbers LITE 2:00 Break 2:10 Lender Panel Discussion with: TBA Credit Union Venture North Chemical Bank Northern Initiatives 2:55 Goal Setting Part II (Sponsored by Venture North) 3:25-3:30 Wrap-up & Adjourn Join us for a full day of interactive workshops, in-depth learning, and networking opportunities to fuel your continued success!
Co-Sponsor(s): Networks Northwest, Northwest Michigan Global Trade Alliance, Harris Group, Venture North, Northern Initiatives, Chemical Bank, TBA Credit Union, Northwest Michigan Works!, Northwest Michigan PTAC
Fee: $ 95.00
Preregistration is required for this event