Free workshop on starting a business

Jan 6, 2012

A free, two-hour introductory seminar teaches entrepreneurs about market research, market readiness and more!


Starting a businessEntrepreneurs who have been thinking about starting a business, or recently started one, are encouraged to attend a free “Fundamentals of Starting a Business” workshop offered by the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center.  Classes are offered periodically at Kettering University in Flint and the Lapeer campus of Mott Community College as well as other locations around the state.

The two-hour introductory seminar covers readiness to be in business, market research and making sure there is market potential for new products or services, detail on the steps and process of starting a business, and will provide information and tools to start writing a business plan.

The following classes are scheduled in Flint: Tuesday, Jan. 17, 9-11 a.m.; Thursday, Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 21, 9-11 a.m.; Thursday, March 8, 1-3 p.m. and Tuesday, March 20, 9-11 a.m.  The following are scheduled in Lapeer at MCC: Monday, Jan. 23, 9-11 a.m.; Monday, Feb. 13, 9-11 a.m. and Monday, March 12, 9-11 a.m. 

Although there is no fee for a “Starting a Business” workshop; advanced registration for each individual is required.  Online registration and workshop information is available at:  Search the “Business Startup” topic and scroll through the schedule to find “Fundamentals of Starting a Business” for preferred locations.

The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center is part of a statewide organization funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U. S. Small Business Administration.  MI-SBTDC provides no cost counseling, training, information-based planning assistance, and resources for any new ventures, existing businesses, expanding businesses, and innovative technology ventures.  More information on MI-SBTDC can be found at or by calling the Flint regional office at 810-762-9660, or the Lapeer satellite office at 810-667-0080.