Targeted support to small businesses in Greater Kalamazoo

Greater Kalamazoo Business Resources Network Awarded $50,000 Grant for “Scale Kalamazoo”

The award will help fill a void among small business owners for critical training and coaching activities that many need, but most don’t gain from day-to-day business operations.

Success starts here

South Haven Economic Development Group Launches 2022 Business Training Opportunities

The City of South Haven, in partnership with the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake MIchigan College and Greater Kalamazoo Business Resources, is offering a series of business workshops and informational roundtables to help local small businesses grow. 

The sessions are designed to help the budding entrepreneur, the early start-up or the existing business improve their business acumen, marketing, and operations, and find new sources of funding and investment to support growth.

Each session will be hosted at Lake Michigan College – South Haven.

For more information: Email Debi Howe or call 269-207-0747.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Kalamazoo

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Kalamazoo is a local office of the nation’s leading community development support organization, working in Kalamazoo neighborhoods. We help make neighborhoods stronger!

Setting a big goal can be daunting, but help is here. We’ve just launched 11 new courses. 

  • Money mindset: Removing blockers
  • Customer journey: Map the steps to success
  • Effective funnels: How to turn leads into sales
  • Email marketing: Creating a winning strategy
  • Social media marketing: Keeping the conversation going
  • Boost your business: Leveraging technology for productivity and profit
  • Pay yourself
  • A/B testing: Optimizing through experimentation
  • Optimizing eCommerce logistics
  • Digital tools for financial readiness
  • Navigating online loans

City of Kalamazoo programs through the United Way

The City of Kalamazoo is still offering programs through United Way for small business owners. Click the buttons below to learn more about the programs and their eligibility requirements.

Small businesses in the City of Kalamazoo area may be eligible for reimbursement of up to $2,500 for health and human safety costs associated with COVID-19. Applications have reopened and grant funds can be used for COVID-19 related costs. For more information, contact Molly Trueblood.

Southwest Michigan PTAC 2022 Class Schedule

The Southwest Michigan PTAC team is ready to assist you with your government contracting needs.

This training is available to businesses in Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties of Southwest Michigan.

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