Loan Packaging, Marketing, Entrepreneurial Workshops, Counseling…and much more to support our local businesses.
Starting a Business Workshop!
December 11, 2013
9:00 am to 12:00 pmFrontal Lobe Coworking 110 E. Grand River Ave. Howell, MI 48843
No Cost (Reservations are required because of limited space. This workshop will close at 10 attendees.)
This course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.
Speaker(s): Nancy Johnson, MI-SBTDC Livingston County Satellite Director
Co-Sponsor(s): Frontal Lobe Coworking in downtown Howell
The business of business is creating customers. The profit of a company measures how effectively that is done. This workshop reviews what is needed to start-up a successful business.
For more information about Frontal Lobe Coworking, click here.
To register online through the MI-SBTDC statewide site, click here.
SBA Announces New Measures to Get Small Business Loans into the Hands of Veterans …
Starting January 1 and for the rest of the fiscal year, SBA will be setting the borrower upfront fee to zero for all veteran loans authorized under the SBA Express program, which supports loans of up to $350,000.
Our nation’s veterans are highly-skilled and highly-trained leaders in their communities, and so it makes sense that after serving their country veterans would become entrepreneurs and small business owners. Our job at the SBA is to make sure that veterans have the tools and capital they need to start and grow a business. Of all SBA loans that go to veterans, 73 percent are $350,000 and below. The SBA Express Loan Program, which supports loans under $350,000, is SBA’s most popular loan delivery method, with nearly 60 percent of all 7(a) loans over the past decade being authorized through the program. Since the program’s inception, it has also been one of the most popular delivery methods for getting capital into the hands of veteran borrowers. This announcement also comes not long after we announced that for FY 2014, fees on loans for $150,000 and under are set to zero. These initiatives make the loans cheaper for the borrower, another way SBA is looking to serve small business owners as they look for ways to access capital.
Testimonial from Venture Plan Graduate, Rich Millis of Endoxa Consulting:
Rich Millis has successfully managed customer experiences for nearly 30 years – 20 of those years at Trader Joe’s – one of the few companies in the marketplace today to master the art of wowing customers. As an executive at Trader Joe’s he was instrumental in crafting and executing the customer experience vision in countless stores across 11 States. Endoxa Consulting was founded with the express purpose of reintroducing customer-driven strategy and tactics to organizations who have lost their way. Endoxa Consulting helps businesses execute customer-centric change which inspires
loyalty and draws raving fans!
Rich Millis launched his new business in April, 2013.
For more information about Endoxa Consulting, LLC, go to www.endoxaconsulting.com.