Michigan small-business tour to connect owners with resources

Posted on July 18, 2011

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center are embarking on a statewide outreach tour.

Starting Aug. 10 in Mt. Pleasant, the tour aims to connect small business owners to help and resources.

The tour is the first of its kind to be conducted by the SBA and will offer experts on financing, government contracting, social media, human capital, and financial management, along with success stories from small business owners.

“The tour is a coalition of small business resources working in collaboration to provide information and assistance that directly impacts small businesses and their opportunity for business expansion,” Gerald Moore, district director for the SBA’s Michigan office, said in a statement. “Each day’s program is intended to highlight the resources available through the federal, state and local agencies, as well as business organizations.”

The tour concludes in Detroit Sept. 30.

The full itinerary:

Aug. 10, Mt. Pleasant

Aug. 11, Saginaw

Aug. 11, Flint

Aug. 16, Marquette

Aug. 17, St. Ignace

Aug. 18, Gaylord

Aug. 19, Traverse City

Aug. 24, Grand Rapids

Aug. 25, Kalamazoo

Aug. 25, Benton Harbor

Aug. 30, Ann Arbor

Sept. 13, Clinton Township

Sept. 19, Waterford

Sept. 27, Lansing

Sept. 30, Detroit

The SBA advises that while the event is free, seating may be limited. Visithttp://tinyurl.com/2011SBATourMI for registration information.