Michigan State University Extension and the MSU Product Center—Food Ag Bio focus on assisting entrepreneurs who develop and commercialize high-value, consumer-responsive products and businesses. The MSU Product Center’s Innovation Counselor Network includes professionals trained to assist entrepreneurs in the agriculture, natural resources and bioeconomy sectors. Counselors can assess the developmental phase, identify markets, innovate new products, help make critical decisions and guide them from concept to launch. MSU Extension educators can provide business counseling to entrepreneurs in any sector, including those who want to start a business as well as current business owners who want to expand.
September 18, 2014 | Paul James Werner | It is hard to compete on price when you are starting a new business. Instead, compete on customer service, quality and your unique selling proposition.
September 18, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Start a food enterprise in Michigan with assistance from the Michigan State University Product Center.
September 18, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Employers cannot always get what they want, but if they try providing the proper leadership, they might just get what they need.
September 17, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Competition comes in all forms, from many different industries and from substitute products.
September 17, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Conserving cash is one of the most beneficial business acumen skills.
September 17, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Some folks prefer to go it alone by starting their own company and some workers unfortunately disqualify themselves with falsehoods on job applications. However an opportunity exists with many recent “retirees” being willing to return to the workplace.
September 15, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Greg Morano shares his success story of growing his food sales. Find out how he uses placement, relationship, pricing and demos to increase sales.
September 11, 2014 | Hal Hudson | Production recordkeeping is an important task for any vegetable or crop farm, whether small, medium or large in size.
September 11, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Starting and growing a business in food, agriculture and natural resources is one focus of Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference. Learn about the role of community leaders, and how entrepreneurs are important to your community.
September 11, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Are you reaching your capacity in food processing and need someone else to make it in larger quantities? Learn how to shop for a co-packer to ensure you make an informed decision that will help your business grow.
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Date: Sep 29, 2014
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Location: Muskegon County Building, 133 East Apple Avenue, Room 203, Muskegon, MI 49442
Date: Oct 7, 2014
Location: University Center, 80 Livingston Blvd., Gaylord, MI 49735
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- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- Land Use Education Services
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
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- Oil and Gas
- Road to Independence Workshop
- Specialized Meat Processing Variance Training
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- 2014 Statewide Ballot Proposal
- Food system organizations in Michigan
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MI Health Matters Resources
- Michigan State University Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center
- MSU Product Center—Food, Ag, Bio
- Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
- Planning & Zoning Center at MSU
- The Starting Block