Helping small businesses. It's what we do!
The Small Business & Technology Development Center, affiliated with Lansing Community College, provides no-cost counseling, low or no-cost training and market research assistance for entrepreneur startups, existing or expanding businesses and innovative technology ventures in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.
Why do some businesses get approved for a loan and others are denied? This program gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. A team of experts will explain the lending process, introduce SBA loan programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants. You will learn: What are the three things you absolutely must do before you apply for a business loan? What are the five criteria banks use to evaluate your loan application? Best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business. Free.
309 N. Washinton Sq. Suite 115
Lansing, MI 48933
Small Business & Technology Development Center
309 N. Washington Square, Suite 115
Lansing, MI 48933
Low or no-cost training and networking events on a wide range of topics including: Starting a Business, Writing a Business Plan, Marketing Your Business, Business Legal Issues, Business Research, Business Taxes, How to Get a Loan and many more.
Click here for the 2013 training calendar: SBTDC Capitol Region Training Calendar
No-cost, one-on-one counseling on any aspect of operating, growing or launching a business including: developing growth strategies, preparing a business plan for financing, determining cash flow issues, defining & quantifying marketing initiatives, developing sales & marketing strategies and specialized counseling available for growth companies & manufacturers.
SBTDC clients have access to research resources through Grand Valley State University's research department. A service provided through the MI-SBTDC Capitol Region office.
Annual Achievements: In 2012, the Capitol Region counselors assisted 442 clients with their small business endeavors and are ready to help you. Our 62 cutting edge seminars were attended by over 868 entrepreneurs and our business counselors assisted small business owners to create 130 new jobs. The Capitol Region Team helped 33 new business start-ups and helped secure over 13 million in commercial loans and other capital.