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Become a Certified Business | Business First Series

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

Free

Do you run a woman-, minority-, or veteran-owned business enterprise?

Join Southwest Michigan First and our session speakers to learn the steps required to take advantage of these opportunities: If your company is owned, 51 percent or more, by a woman, minority, and/or veteran, it is eligible to become certified in the state of Michigan. By becoming a certified business, you can access additional contracting opportunities with major corporations, educational and governmental institutions, potential grant funding, and more! Not only can this certification give you a greater chance of attracting and securing business, but it can also enhance your efforts to diversify and market your services to a broader audience.

On October 21, Southwest Michigan First’s Business First Series discussion will feature experienced leaders who have supported organizations in the certification process. Our guests will walk us through the process of becoming certified as a woman-, minority-, or veteran-owned business enterprise and provide an overview of opportunities available to certified businesses. Please come prepared with questions because there will be ample time for Q&A.

Session Speakers

  • Albert Louis |Director of Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Services at Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Veronica Johnson | Director of Certification at Great Lakes Women’s Business Council
  • Cherise Gary | Certification Specialist at Great Lakes Women’s Business Council Southwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

About Southwest Michigan First’s Business First Series

Become a Certified Business is part of a series of free business discussions hosted by Southwest Michigan First. These sessions are designed to strengthen and grow businesses of all sizes in our community by focusing on the topics most important right now—financial planning, brand presence, utilizing technology in the day-to-day, culture, and much more. These virtual Zoom sessions bring together the knowledge of experts and foster discussion between community leaders and small business owners. Learn more about Southwest Michigan First.

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Date:
October 21
Time:
9:00 am - 10:00 am EDT
Cost:
Free
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