SBDC Self-Guided Comeback Kit
The Michigan SBDC launched a self-guided starting point for business owners looking to determine whether to continue with their business or close. This course is designed for Michigan small business owners and entrepreneurs who are working to come back from the impacts and effects of the pandemic. This learning module will help small businesses to […]
MSU Center for Regional Food Systems/MGFF
Our vision is a thriving economy, equity and sustainability through food systems rooted in local regions and centered on food that is healthy, green, fair and affordable.
“My passion is to make our product in the U.S. and help secure local, Michigan jobs.”– Karen Smoots One winter day several years ago, when Karen Smoots’ son took off his wet winter gloves after school, she smelled a horrible stench. After some quick investigating she realized that the odor was coming from his gloves, […]
When Jamauri Bogan started Bogan Developments LLC in March 2020, it was fairly important to do it right…the importance of the project couldn’t be overlooked—“affordable housing for all.” Bogan Developments is a newly formed real estate development company focused on creating affordable housing for all. Jamauri’s real estate journey started in 2018 with several successful […]
Maria-Teresa Hernandez and Teresa’s Kitchen How do you go from making 100 tamales a week to making close to 700 tamales a week? You open a tamale business! That’s exactly what Maria-Teresa Hernandez did when she launched Teresa’s Kitchen in May of 2020. Hernandez, who says she suffers from depression, was actually seeking counseling when […]
Business Model Canvas
The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and small business startup tool for describing a company’s products, value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. It is recommend as a first step when starting a small business.
1 Million Cups
If you are an entrepreneur who wants to share your story with the Kalamazoo entrepreneurial ecosystem, it’s quick and easy to apply. Applying to Present is Easy! Complete and submit the application Next Opportunity: Wednesday, July 7, 8 a.m. Eastern Time at WMed Innovation Center 1 Million Cups is a free, nationwide program designed to […]
Global Clinical Connections
Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Global Clinical Connections is an international provider of clinical supply chain management services for companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. With an international presence in over 45 different countries Global Clinical Connections provides cost-effective services to small, medium, and large biotech and pharmaceutical companies who are: Developing drugs or biologics in Phase […]
Kalamazoo Small Business Loan Fund
The Kalamazoo Small Business Loan Fund, established in partnership with the City of Kalamazoo and supported by the Foundation for Excellence, is intended to be a bridge loan to provide local businesses time and opportunity to take advantage of the current COVID-19 SBA Loans, State, and Federal loan assistance programs. Guiding Principles of the fund […]
United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region
Mission: Drive impact by leading shared efforts that engage diverse people, ideas and resources. The Kalamazoo Small Business Loan Fund is intended to be a bridge loan to provide local businesses time and opportunity to take advantage of the current COVID-19 resources.