Own a Business, Own Your Future - Small Business Resources
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If you're interested in earning academic credentials by pursuing LCC's Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate of Completion, please read the curriculum guide for this certificate.
For students interested courses such as BUSN 160 (Starting a Business), BUSN 161 (Writing a Business Plan), and/or LEGL 150 (Legal Issues for Small Business), there are eight-week classes available. To enroll in a specific class at LCC, you will need to sign up on www.lcc.edu through StarPort.
For further information regarding the Entrepreneurial Studies
Certificate of Completion or related course offerings, please call
483-1179 or e-mail
If you're interested in small business counseling or specific small business seminars available through the Region 8 Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Lansing Community College, call (517) 483-1921 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SBTDC counseling is a great choice if:
- You own your own business, and it is your sole source of income.
- You own your own business, and it is NOT a home-based business.
- You own your own home-based business that generates revenues of more than $10,000 per year.
- You plan to buy an existing business and are already in negotiations with the seller of that business.
SBTDC seminars are generally the best choice if:
- You own your own home-based business with revenues less than $10,000 per year.
- You need specific help with marketing, finance, legal issues, or e-commerce to help build the business.
- You started a new business within the last year and have generated little or no revenues so far. You need specific help with marketing, finance, legal issues, or e-commerce to help build the business.
- You don't own a business yet but plan to in the near future.
- You have significant working experience in the industry that your business will be in (i.e., you plan to open a restaurant, and you've been a restaurant manager for five years).
- You need a comprehensive business plan.
- You are ready to launch a new business soon, but you need basic information about taxes, employees, legal entity (i.e., corporation or LLC), licensing, and other business startup issues.
We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with all of your business start-up needs. Your interest in starting a successful business is appreciated. If you have any questions, call 483-1857. To register by phone, call (517) 483-9853 or e-mail email@example.com.
Accelerating Michigan Entrepreneurs (AME) is dedicated to helping business owners set strategic direction, develop leadership skills, grow their businesses, and establish relationships with other companies. They use online communication tools and their web portal (https://www.accelmich.org/) to provide mid- to long-term counseling and coaching that result in solutions for small businesses in Michigan.
Please review the Benefits tab on their website for a complete description of benefits and check out the AME brochure to get a complete list of their services. AME's purpose is to increase the vitality and strength of Michigan's small business community.
This program is a partnership between the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
Telephone Contact: (810) 347-2046
The Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan, formerly known as The Lansing Community Micro-Enterprise Fund (LCMF), was founded in 1989 as a micro-enterprise assistance and loan fund program to entrepreneurs in Mid-Michigan. Its mission is to facilitate the development of new and growing micro-enterprise in low and moderate income areas of the city of Lansing.
A micro-enterprise is a small business with up to five employees, requiring $35,000 or less in initial capital. The Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan supports its clients and students with services as they become self-sufficient and capable of participating in the economic mainstream, contributing to a stronger community.
In addition to providing funding, the Institute has expanded its services to now offer continuing education, business plan development, and networking opportunities to hard-working entrepreneurs as they build sustainable new businesses in the region.
Own a Business, Own Your Future
Phone: (517) 483-1578