The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and small business startup tool for describing a company’s products, value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. It is recommend as a first step when starting a small business.
Mission: Drive impact by leading shared efforts that engage diverse people, ideas and resources. The Kalamazoo Small Business Loan Fund is intended to be a bridge loan to provide local businesses time and opportunity to take advantage of the current COVID-19 resources
The Michigan Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. Through personalized, one-on-one business consulting, we help small business owners with planning and growth strategies.
Through seminars, events, training and consultations, PTAC helps local businesses succeed in the government marketplace and assist them with government contracts. There are 11 locations throughout Michigan, including one in Kalamazoo.
Southwest Michigan First Chamber exists to connect businesses throughout the SW Michigan region. We believe that, by creating opportunities for businesses to come together, our local communities and economy will grow stronger through the heightened creation of jobs and innovation.
Located in the heart of Western Michigan University’s Business Technology & Research Park, the Innovation Center is a place to start and grow your life science, technology, or engineering venture and gain
support for the earliest startups to maturing companies.