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.
October 29, 2014 | Yvonne Wichtner-Zoia | How prepared are we for the international visitor?
October 28, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Residents of the Berrien County Juvenile Center enjoy more fresh fruits and vegetables through the Michigan Farm to School Grant Program and Andrews University CSA.
October 27, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Increase sales and grow your business by understanding your customer.
October 23, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Energize your entrepreneurial spirit in just 54 hours.
October 7, 2014 | Jim Isleib | New topics of interest to beginning farmers and experienced farmers considering new enterprises will be offered in 2015. Recordings of past topics are now available.
October 6, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Great Lakes Energy’s Economic Development Loan Program might be the alternative lending answer to your business financing question.
October 6, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Marketing and branding are important ways to let the consumer know who your company is and what type of product or service they can expect. It is your promise to them.
October 3, 2014 | Mark Hitchcock | Iosco county team liked what they saw in Petoskey in 2012 and committed to bringing the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference to the Sunrise Coast.
October 2, 2014 | Dennis Pennington | Increased interest in tile drainage in agricultural fields raises tax questions.
October 2, 2014 | Frank Gublo | In order to produce safe food products, you must take care when choosing kitchen tools and appliances.
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Date: Nov 3, 2014 - Nov 17, 2014
Location: Allegan County MI Works!, 3255 - 122nd Avenue, Allegan, MI 49010
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Location: Kellogg Center, 55 S. Harrison Ave., East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: Dec 3, 2014
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- Land Use Education Services
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- MSUE Wind Power
- 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