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.
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 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.
September 11, 2014 | Andy Hayes | If a company asks you today “Where can I set up shop in your community?” are you prepared to answer? Knowing your communities’ available sites and amenities is essential for growth.
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Date: Sep 30, 2014
Location: 219 North 4th Street; Niles, MI 49120
Date: Oct 1, 2014
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
- 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