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.
August 28, 2014 | Jim Isleib | Low cost land and a laidback lifestyle may seem appealing, but the basics of successful farming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are the same as everywhere else: careful planning, efficient use of resources, adaptability, commitment and good luck.
August 27, 2014 | Phil Tocco | With the amount of produce food safety paperwork generated by growers, it is easy to forget how long to keep something. Growers should know the standard minimum length to keep food safety records based on the Food Safety Modernization Act.
August 19, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Those who require Federal Food & Drug Administration certification to produce acidified and low acid foods, and/or acid foods in hermetically sealed containers may attend Michigan State University’s upcoming Better Process Control School.
August 14, 2014 | Dawn Earnesty | Eating lunch while working at your desk does not save on time, and could have more downsides than imagined.
August 13, 2014 | Diane Smith | Learn how to wholesale to restaurants to increase your food product sales.
August 13, 2014 | Diane Smith | Learn about your responsibilities when wholesaling with a cooperative, food hub or door-to-door company.
August 12, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Budgeting is essential to avoid both flying by the seat of the pants and potential financial embarrassment. Knowing expenses both variable and fixed along with market conditions can lead to expected profits.
August 11, 2014 | Diane L. Smith | Learn more about how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) affects your business and how the MSU Product Center offers food safety plan development assistance to small food processors.
August 11, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Consumers are using the Michigan Fresh website as a source for how to select, use, and preserve local foods.
August 8, 2014 | Paul James Werner | “Eighty percent of new businesses fail” is a long-standing myth.
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Date: Sep 19, 2014
Location: Belgiumtown Restaurant, W4346 Belgiumtown Rd Stephenson, MI 49887
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
- 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