Michigan State University Extension believes that fostering entrepreneurship and community support are key strategies for creating jobs and transforming the state’s economy and global presence. MSU Extension addresses entrepreneurship from both a community and individual perspective. MSU Extension helps foster communities that are supportive of entrepreneurs and part of a knowledge economy.
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.
September 26, 2014 | Diane Smith | Mayra Martinez and her family built a successful restaurant and full service catering business. Upcoming plans include branching into food processing. The lessons Mayra learned in the process and her words of advice for other packaged food entrepreneurs.
September 24, 2014 | Kathy Jamieson | Learn how to get involved in the world’s largest celebration of innovators and job creators.
September 24, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Most entrepreneurs want to grow and become a large regional chain, but first you must learn the ropes and polish your skills.
September 24, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Good employees will make the entrepreneur’s job less stressful and more productive.
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.
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Date: Oct 22, 2014
Location: Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Community College, L'Anse, MI
Date: Oct 22, 2014
Location: Michigan Works Office, 2389 South M-76, West Branch, MI 48661
Date: Nov 4, 2014
Location: Kellogg Center, 55 S. Harrison Ave., East Lansing, MI 48824
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- Cottage Food Law
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- 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