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Appendix C Small Business Development Centers (MI-SBDC) Michigan SBDC’s are part of a national network of small business development centers funded primarily by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Michigan SBDC is also funded in part by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) as well as support from local partners. Michigan SBDC provides counseling, training, and research to assist small business to launch, grow, transition, and innovate. There are offices located throughout the state to provide assistance to new ventures, existing businesses, growth companies, and advanced technology companies that have fewer than 500 employees. MI-SBDC core services include no-cost counseling, business education, market research, and advanced technology commercialization assistance. On a daily basis, a network of certified, experienced counselors with a wide range of expertise provides assistance in any aspect of starting, managing, or operating a small business including: Business planning; projecting, evaluating and managing cash flow; marketing initiatives including market research and SEO; strategies for growth; sales; exporting; operations; HR; process improvement; supply chain, accessing capital; as well as specialized assistance in advanced technology commercialization. Region and Phone Upper Peninsula (906) 280-5434 Northwest (231) 929-5060 Northeast (989) 590-7743 West Michigan (616) 331-7370 Mid-Michigan (989) 317-4623 Great Lakes Bay Region (989) 686-9597 I-69 Trade Region (810) 762-9660 Capital (517) 483-1921 Southwest (269) 387-6004 Greater Washtenaw (734) 477-8762 Southeast (734) 487-0355 Counties Served Alger, Baraga, Chippewa, Delta, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Luce, Mackinac, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon, Schoolcraft Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford Alcona, Alpena, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon Host Organization Michigan Technological University Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, Ottawa Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, and Isabella Grand Valley State University Arenac, Bay, Midland, and Saginaw Delta College Corporate Services Genesee, Huron, Lapeer, Sanilac, Shiawassee, St. Clair, and Tuscola Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Kettering University Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw Macomb, Oakland, Wayne Western Michigan University 76 Networks Northwest Grand Valley State University Mid-Michigan Community College Lansing Community College Washtenaw Community College Eastern Michigan University