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MARCH 2017

Government Contracting 401
How to Market Your Business to the Federal Government

23 March 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

NO CHARGE

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Macomb Community College
MTEC
7900 Tank Ave.
Warren, MI 48092

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Macomb PTAC

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The U.S. Government is the largest buyer of goods and services. Selling to government agencies can be a rewarding experience. But how do you market your goods and services to the Government?

Government Contracting Marketing 401 educates you on how to market your business to government agencies.

TOPICS COVERED

Situation Analysis
Developing effective marketing materials
Networking wand people to know

MARKETING STRATEGIES COVERED

Capabilities Statement
Flyer Content
Additional Value Add
Graphics
A Better Business Card
Company Website/Social Media Platforms
The Elevator Speech

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MDOT 37th Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Small Business Conference

26-28 March 2017

NO CHARGE

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Double Tree Detroit Hotel
5801 Southfield Fwy.
Detroit, MI 48228

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

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Know Your Numbers
Using Your Financial Statements to Better Manage Your Business

29 March 2017
8:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

$10
Veterans NO CHARGE

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SBDC Capital Region Office
Lansing Community College
Suite 110

309 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Center

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Experienced business owners and key staff who want to have a better understanding of how to use their financial statements in business decisions.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Identify opportunities and challenges with your balance sheet and income statement
Discuss the proven ways to increase your company’s cash flow
Apply breakeven analysis to improve decision making
Understand and plan the working capital to support your growth
Strengthen the partnership with your lender

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Small Business, BIG Threat
Is Your Business Protected?

29 March 2017
10:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Baker College of Flint
Technology Center
Room S128-130

1050 W Bristol Rd.
Flint, MI 48507

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PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration
Michigan Small Business Development Center
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
PTAC Region 6
Baker College

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IS YOUR BUSINESS PROTECTED?

Take our no-cost cyber security assessment at smallbizbigthreat.com and register for a seminar and in-depth panel discussion.

Every business is at risk of cyber attack

Small businesses are most at risk for cyber attack because they are not aware of the cyber threats that exist for their small business. Learn best practices for protecting your small business and talk to a panel of cyber security experts.

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Financial Managment

29 March 2017
2:00-5:00 PM

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Schoolcraft College
Radcliff Center
Room 320

1751 Radcliff
Garden City, MI 48135

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Center

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Become familiar with the basics of financial management. Topics covered include: how to apply the information from key financial statements to help you manage your business; accounting language, including debits and credits; preparation of the balance sheet and profit and loss statement; cash flow analysis; and break even with specific small business examples.

RECOMENDATIONS

CES2 1542 • Starting a Business prior to taking this class.

SIMPLE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Registration is a two-step process
Please complete Steps 1 & 2 below:

Credit card payment is required when registering
Please have your credit card on hand

STEP 1

Register for seminar via Schoolcraft College’s WebAdvisor

Go to webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu (or enter the URL in your browser window)
Click on Continuing Education (Non-Credit)
Click on Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes
Insert CES2 1546

If you experience problems registering, contact the Admissions and Enrollment Center at 734-462-4426, during business hours:

Monday & Thursday
8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

STEP 2

Register with the MI-SBDC

Click on Financial Management
Click on Register for this event online
Enter your email address

If you are already in our database it will ask you for a password

If you do not know your password, click on the Send Verification Code button to have it sent to you

Confirm Registration information and click Register


Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program
Sales Leads And Markets Training

30 March 2017
9:00 AM-5:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Velocity Collaboration Center
6633 18 Mile Rd.
Sterling Heights, MI 483147

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Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program

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Do you want to know how to identify your company’s critical sales needs? Are you targeting the right markets? Is your lead management process producing results? If you are not sure you have the right approaches to Sales, Leads and Markets, let us help you!

The Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program (DMAP) at the University of Michigan offers assistance to businesses that have been impacted by defense downsizing. DMAP is funded by the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to potentially implement projects and training events for businesses that are or have been in the Defense Supply Chain.

The Sales, Leads And Markets Training event (SLAM), a one-day, no-cost training event focuses on tools, techniques and strategies to develop leads and long-term customer relationships. You will also learn to use a decision matrix to identify potential markets, and how to sell to commercial and non-defense markets. We are coming to your area soon! Watch this space for more information.

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APRIL 2017

BP 101
Business Start-up the Essentials

03 April 2017
8:45 AM-12:00 PM

$30

SCORE Detroit

Credit Union One
400 E. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI, 48220

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SCORE Detroit

This is Detroit SCORE's introductory workshop. It includes a short self-evaluation, creating your legal entity (business structure), information on non-profits, creating a management team and financing your venture.

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Capital Raise Meetup

04 April 2017
9:30-11:00 AM EST

NO CHARGE

Velocity Center
Macomb-OU Incubator
6633 18 Mile Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48314

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb-OU Incubator
MEDC
Fifth Third Bank

If you are a startup or early-stage, growth-based business looking for funding, come meet and listen to capital expert, Mike Brennan. He will detail the various capital sources in Michigan and talk about how to properly position your company to be qualified for private funding, including private equity, the angel network and venture capital, and/or public funding, including grants, pre-seed, micro-loans and venture match.

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How to Do Business With the VA
Webinar

04 April 2017
11:00 AM EST

NO CHARGE

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SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Mr. Pak Sa Dewhurst

Mr. Pak Sa Dewhurst will educate prospective small business vendors on how the VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Network Contracting Office (NCO) does business that stems from a philosophy that “In order for the Government to do business with prospective businesses, they must know how WE do business first”. The briefing covers various topics concerning day-to-day operations to include, but not limited to, agency's mission and operating locations; defining contracting's and other roles.

Pak Sa Dewhurst is a Small Business Liaison located in Kettering, Ohio. He represents the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) 23,000 employees throughout the Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) 10 who operate and support 12 VHA medical centers and 61 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio on small business concerns.

Pak is assigned to the Network Contracting Office (NCO) 10 who directly supports 170 government contract professionals at 12 locations acquiring supplies, services, construction, medical sharing, prosthetics and leasing efforts. Pak retired from active-duty as a commissioned officer from the United States Air Force with over 23 years of professional experience including his last nine years in federal contracting as a warranted contracting officer and contracts manager procuring commodities, services, information technology, construction, weapon systems, research and development and with numerous contingency contracting deployments abroad.

He successfully identified, developed and instituted numerous business programs for local vendors and customer education initiatives for requiring agencies throughout the U.S., Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa. Pak has a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science, Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Administration from Tiffin University and has a FAC level 3 certification in Contracting and DAWIA level 1 certification in Program Management.

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Business Plan Serie
Three Workshops

05-12-19 April 2017
8:45 AM-12:00 PM

$100
For Series

SCORE Detroit

Michigan Business &
Professional Association

27700 Hoover Rd.
Warren, MI, 48093

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Detroit

This series of three workshops provides the essentials for preparing and writing your business plan. It includes Research, Sales Planning, Start-up Costs, Financials and Writing a Plan for Funding.

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Financing Roundtable
Small Business Lending

06 April 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

NO CHARGE

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Eastpointe City Hall
Council Chambers
23200 Gratiot
Eastpointe, MI 48021

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Administration
Michigan Small Business Development Center

The roundtable gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. A team of experts will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants. The roundtable is taught by experienced lenders with expertise in small business and SBA financing. Thousands of clients have attended the roundtables since 1998. The roundtable is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Introduction to Intellectual Property and Midwest USPTO

06 April 2017
12:00-1:30 PM

NO CHARGE

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Suite 2900
300 River Place Dr.
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? The Midwest Regional USPTO in Detroit, Michigan hosts an introduction to intellectual property concepts followed by a tour of Midwest Regional Office resources every first Thursday of each month. This session is for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, students looking for beginner information on intellectual property concepts.

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Stepping FORWARD
A Celebration of Your Business

06 April 2017
5:00-9:00 PM

NO CHARGE

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Northbank Center
Ballroomr
432 N Saginaw St.
Flint, MI 48502

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PRESENTED BY
PTAC Region 6

Please join Region 6 PTAC for a celebratory event for entrepreneurs throughout the region and the State of Michigan.

KEYNOTE

Gloria Larkin, TargetGov

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BP 102
Business Start-up Marketing

10 April 2017
8:45 AM-12:00 PM

$30

SCORE Detroit

Credit Union One
400 E. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI, 48220

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PRESENTED BY
SCORE Detroit

Once you have a business concept and legal entity you need to set up your Marketing Program because people don't just walk in the door. We'll cover the full range of marketing issues that will help you build a complete program.

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Know Your Numbers
Learn how to use your financial statements to better manage your business

11 April 2017
8:30 AM-12:30 PM EDT

$25

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Schoolcraft College
Jeffress Center
Room 103

18600 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Cente

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Experienced business owners and key staff who want to have a better understanding of how to use their financial statements in business decisions.

TOPICS INCLUDE

Identify opportunities and challenges with your balance sheet and income statement
Discuss the proven ways to increase your company’s cash flow
Apply breakeven analysis to improve decision making
Understand and plan the working capital to support your growth
Strengthen the partnership with your lender

SIMPLE REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Registration is a two-step process
Please complete Steps 1 & 2 below:

Credit card payment is required when registering
Please have your credit card on hand

STEP 1

Register for seminar via Schoolcraft College’s WebAdvisor

Go to webadvisor.schoolcraft.edu (or enter the URL in your browser window)
Click on Continuing Education (Non-Credit)
Click on Register and Pay for Continuing Education Classes
Insert CES2 1558

If you experience problems registering, contact the Admissions and Enrollment Center at 734-462-4426, during business hours:

Monday & Thursday
8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

STEP 2

Register with the MI-SBDC

Click on April 11, 2017 March 15, 2017
Click on Register for this event online
Enter your email address

If you are already in our database it will ask you for a password

If you do not know your password, click on the Send Verification Code button to have it sent to you

Confirm Registration information and click Register


Trademark Tuesday

11 April 2017
12:30-1:30 PM

NO CHARGE

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Suite 2900
300 River Place Dr.
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The Midwest Regional USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with the Trademark Assistance Center (TAC) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. During this virtual meeting with TAC, participants will learn about the trademark registration process and be able to ask questions of experts through our video teleconferencing capability. The Trademark Assistance Center, located in Alexandria, Virginia, provides general information about trademarks. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of trademarks. Get the most out of Trademark Tuesday by checking out Basic Facts About Trademarks: What Every Small Business Should Know Now, Not Later prior to the event.

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Small Business, BIG Threat
Is Your Business Protected?

13 April 2017
2:00-4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Washtenaw Community College
Gunder Myron Building
Room 118

4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-4800

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PRESENTED BY
Michigan Small Business Development Cente

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Anyone needing assistance filing their LLC or DBA.

ABOUT

Ready to launch your business as a sole proprietor or LLC? Been putting off the paperwork? Then you need this hands-on walk through. Attorney Shonna Hawkins will be available to assist with the necessary documents needed to form and register a business including Articles of Incorporation and Employer Identification Number (EIN).

IMPORTANT

Please come prepared with one or more names for your business. Please click HERE to search for existing business names registered with the State of Michigan.

The numbers of available computers will be limited. If you have a laptop, please bring it to the event. Wireless internet access will be available.

GUEST SPEAKER

Business Attorney-TBA

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Patent Wednesday

19 April 2017
12:30-1:30 PM

NO CHARGE

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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Suite 2900
300 River Place Dr.
Detroit, MI 48207

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PRESENTED BY
Midwest Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The Midwest Regional USPTO hosts an interactive question and answer session with our community outreach staff on patent process and resource navigation every third Wednesday of each month. This event is intended for individuals with a beginning to intermediate level of knowledge of patents. Get the most out of Patent Wednesday by checking out the Patent Process Overview prior to the event.

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Nonprofits Start-up Series
Your First Fund Development Plan

20 April 2017
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

NEW Center
1100 North Main St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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PRESENTED BY
New

MORE INFO: 734-998-0160


Government Connect

26-27 April 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE
17 March, 2017

NO CHARGE

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Macomb Community College
Expo Center
14500 E Twelve Mile Rd.
Warren, MI

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PRESENTED BY
Macomb PTAC

The Macomb Regional PTAC, in collaboration with the NDIA Michigan Chapter, will work with Government Small Business representatives to identify opportunities at the 8th Annual Michigan Defense Exposition (MDEX).

The Macomb Regional PTAC will schedule meetings between qualified suppliers and the government, providing potential solutions to fill requirements, saving time and resources. The Macomb Regional PTAC will manage all MDEX Government Connect planning, including the online application process, communication with the applicants, and onsite logistics. To apply, click on the 2017 MDEX Government Connect Supplier Application below by March, 17, 2017 close of business.

CONFIRMED AGENCIES

DLA Land—Warren
Selfridge Air National Guard Base
TACOM SBO
PEO STRI

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MAY 2017

Cyber Compliance and Risk Management
DoD Contractors

10 May 2017

NO CHARGE

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Michigan Manaufacturing Technology Center Logo

Mid Michigan Community College
1375 S Clare Ave.
Harrison, MI 48625

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PRESENTED BY
PTAC of Michigan
Michigan Economic Development Center (MEDC)
SBDC of Michgan
Michigan Manaufacturing Technology Center (MMTC)

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Construction Opportunities with the FAA

Our national PTAC organization sent through this inquiry from the FAA. The FAA is always looking for small business construction, janitorial, and landscaping vendors in the NAICS listed below.

If you are a business with these NAICS and interested in potentially bidding on FAA solicitations, please submit your company name and point of contact to Tony Oritz () and he will forward them to his counterparts in the Central and Western Service Areas as needed.

CONSTRUCTION NAICS

238120 Structural Steel & Precast Concrete Contractors
238210 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors
238220 Plumbing, Heating, & Air-Conditioning Contractors
238320 Painting and Wall Covering Contractors
238110 Poured Concrete Foundation & Structure Contractors
237130 Power & Communication Line & Related Structures Construction
238160 Roofing Contractors
236220 Building Construction
237990 Heavy Construction

SERVICE NAICS

561720 Janitorial Services
561730 Landscaping Services

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2017 Lockheed Martin Supplier Matchmaker

17 May 2017

NO CHARGE

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Macomb University Center
44575 Garfield Rd
Charter Twp of Clinton, MI 48038

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PRESENTED BY
Pure Michigan Business Connect
Macomb County Partnership
Lockheed Martin

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The Macomb County Partnership, in coordination with PMBC, is hosting Lockheed Martin in a one-day matchmaking and networking event. The day will focus on fulfilling the procurement needs of Lockheed Martin.

Small businesses, diverse businesses and other Macomb County suppliers have the opportunity to meet with Lockheed Martin's purchasing divisions looking to procure items from four general categories.

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JULY 2017

2017 Great Lakes Lenders Conference

26-28 July 2017

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MotorCity Casino
2901 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48201

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PRESENTED BY
Small Business Development Center

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2017 CONFERENCE AGENDA

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 PM Arrival and Registration - Grand Ballroom
5:00 PM Exhibitor Setup - Exhibit Hallway

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7:00 AM Exibitor Setup (Exhibit Hallway)
7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Session
9:45 AM Breakout Session 1
10:45 AM Break avvnd Exhibits
11:15 AM Breakout Session 2
12:15 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout session 4
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

8:00 AM Full Breakfast
9:30 AM Breakout Session 1
10:30 AM Break and Exhibits
11:00 AM Breakout Session 2
12:00 PM Lunch and Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM Breakout Session 3
3:00 PM Break and Exhibits
3:30 PM Breakout Session 4
5:00 - 6:00 PM Reception - Amnesia
7:10 PM Tigers vs. Kansas City (On Your Own)

Friday, July 28, 2017

7:45 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM Session - TBD
10:15 AM General Session - TBD
11:20 AM General Session - TBD
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns

MORE INFO: 616-331-7483

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


NEW CLIENT
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING

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The U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to complete the Request for Counseling (Form 641). This form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strictest of confidence.

To start the process, please click on the above e-CENTER button to access our electronic Request for Counseling form. After submission, a counselor will contact you shortly.

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