Helping small businesses grow.

Work on your business, not just in your business.

The South Haven Region Business Hub’s Growth Series is designed for organizations between 3-5 years old who want to grow. The process starts with technology called the Growth Wheel that identifies gaps and sets up a customized milestone-based plan for the organization to follow.

Free: 11 Workshops, One-on-One Mentoring, Business Coaching

Along with one-on-one individual mentoring during the 20 weeks participants will attend in-person workshops focusing on additional processes for consistency and growth not identified through the Growth Wheel.

Program and Eligibility

Qualifications for Participants

  • Minimum 3 years in Business
  • $100,000 in Sales
  • At least one full-time employee
  • Own a business in Van Buren County

This is a free program.

Participants must sign an agreement that they are dedicated to the program and will attend sessions and meet with their Mentors on a regular basis as needed to meet the 30-60-90- day plan status.

Outcomes of the Growth Series

  • Financial documents (business, financial, marketing) that are lender ready.
  • A strategic marketing plan.
  • A mentor to guide you throughout the Growth Series.
  • Opportunity to receive up to $10,000 in vendor services.
  • Access to multiple small business resources.

After attending the Growth Series, you will gain more knowledge about the following:

  • Understand your customers—pinpoint what your customer wants and how to adapt to their needs.
  • Business solutions in starting small—test your solution by starting small and adjusting as needed.
  • Getting, keeping, and growing customers—build relationships through messaging and marketing.
  • Revenue, pricing, and distribution—figure out your logistics and how you’ll make money.
  • Legal and accounting—understand the systems and structures you’ll need to support your business.
  • Finance modeling—determine your costs and whether your business model is financially viable.
  • Funding and raising capital—know your options for finding the funds you need to grow sustainably.
  • Growth plan and goal-setting—gain momentum and leave with a strategy for achieving your goals.
  • Celebrate—Reflect on your journey and celebrate your success. Your future starts now!

All South Haven Region Business Hub programs or co-sponsored events are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Arrangements for persons with disabilities are made when requested two weeks in advance.