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12/19/2012 Press Release
First Step to Starting a Business - Attend Free Seminar & Receive a Free Guide

Venture Start – Starting a Business

MIDLAND, MI – The Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center Great Lakes Bay is pleased to offer the Venture Start – Starting a Business seminar at the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library at 1710 W St Andrews in Midland on Thursdays from 6 to 8:30 p.m. January 3, February 7, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July 11, September 5, October 3, and November 14.

This seminar, formerly titled Fundamentals of Starting a Business, is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment and those who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with other necessary steps to getting started.

For more information about MI-SBTDC business education workshops and to register online, go to or call 989.686.9597. Pre-registration is required. Seminar sponsors are Grace A, Dow Memorial Library, Midland Area Chamber of Commerce, Midland Tomorrow, Midland County Clerk and the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center Great Lakes Bay hosted by Delta College Corporate Services.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access business resources online at or regional services of the Great Lakes Bay (serving Arenac, Bay, Huron, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, and Tuscola counties) by visiting or calling 989.686.9597.  Find us on Facebook

About Michigan SBTDC
The MI-SBTDC is a partner program of the U.S. Small Business Administration and provides one-on-one confidential, no-cost business counseling services by certified business consultants, business education, information-based planning and technology commercialization to new and existing businesses throughout Michigan’s 83 counties.

The MI-SBTDC is located at the Grand Valley State University, Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  As host of the MI-SBTDC State Headquarters, the Seidman College of Business oversees the eleven-region MI-SBTDC network.  Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services of their nearest MI-SBTDC by calling 616.331.7480 or visiting