A Step-by-Step Approach to Writing a One-Page Business Plan

Writing a one-page plan is highly useful because it forces you to be very focused and clear in your statements. As a result, it enables you to see quickly in a glance what you need to know to keep moving your business forward in the right direction.

Starting a Business

  Are you considering self-employment, or at the beginning stages of starting a business? Join us for a one-hour long accelerated walkthrough of our “Starting A Business” course. This introductory webinar covers the process of evaluating market potential for your products or services, startup costs and financing options, plus initial steps for writing a business […]

Small Business 101 Webinar Series

In partnership with Consumers Credit Union, Small Business 101 webinar series focusing on the financial aspects of running a business. Consumers Credit Union experts and local business leaders will discuss how successful entrepreneurs can dive deep into the topics of Banking Basics, Securing Capital, and Planning for Growth. You can learn more about each session […]

Hiring In Today’s Tight Labor Market

Buy Local Kalamazoo Virtual Lunch & Learn In this one- hour webinar you will get tips on how to: Make your job irresistible to the best candidates Write an employment ad that communicates your culture and brand to attract A players Identify B & C Players and push them Up or Out Engage your team […]

Connect with Customers and Manage Your Business Remotely

Thursday, June 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. ET Discover Google Workspace tools that can help you work and manage your small business remotely. Plus, get insights on more online and timely resources for small businesses. We’ll break the workshop into 4 parts: How to update critical business information online Keeping customers informed Conducting virtual meetings Accessing […]

MIX-er at Landscape Forms

MIX brings together our region’s innovators for mixers, seminars, and workshops to grow our creative community. For this IN-PERSON event, we are bringing back the popular “Discover Design” session during which our featured host will guide guests through how the pandemic influenced change business in ways they could never imagine. The team will dive into […]

Small Business 101 Webinar Series

In partnership with Consumers Credit Union, Small Business 101 webinar series focusing on the financial aspects of running a business. Consumers Credit Union experts and local business leaders will discuss how successful entrepreneurs can dive deep into the topics of Banking Basics, Securing Capital, and Planning for Growth. You can learn more about each session […]

What’s My Business Worth?

Only 2% of business owners know the true value of their business. Yet, whether you are 10 or even 15 years from exiting your business, knowing what your business is worth is essential to a successful exit. By the end of this session, you will: Understand the importance of a business valuation Learn what information […]

Sustainable Community Discussion

Join Southwest Michigan First and a local consortium of sustainability-focused businesses will work to develop a blueprint to help businesses across the region focus their sustainability efforts. This discussion is intended to realign the local vision and tone, as well as introduce new organizations to the impact and value possible when focusing on best practices […]