The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC Northwest Region), administered by Networks Northwest, is one of 12 offices statewide, providing services and support to the Michigan small business community in the areas of counsel, training and research. Our office is located in the Northwest Michigan Works! building, 1209 S. Garfield Avenue, in Traverse City.
Our web address is: SBDCNorthwest.org
Sweet-Thunder Exhaust is SBDC Business of the Year
John Crawford worked closely with the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center to purchase and expand Sweet-Thunder Chambered Exhaust Systems in Cadillac. With help from the SBDC Sweet-Thunder increased sales by 36 percent in Crawford's first year of ownership.
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Culinary Oil Business Growing With Help From Michigan SBDC
Grand Traverse Culinary Oils produces canola and sunflower oil from locally grown, non-GMO seeds. Owner Bill Koucky says the business wouldn't be where it is today without the help he's received from the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center.
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Cadillac Culvert Wins MI-SBDC Best Small Business Award
Cadillac Culvert is one of twelve companies from around the state of Michigan that has been selected to receive the Michigan Small Business Development Center’s Best Small Business Award. Watch the video to find out more about how the new business owners were helped by the SBDC. Click for more about this story: Cadillac Culvert
SBDC Helps with Farm Succession Planning
A Farm Transition Workshop in Leelanau County focused on strategies for passing the farm on to the next generation. Michigan Small Business Development Center Business Consultant Annie Shetler was one of the workshop presenters. She talked about the importance of including succession planning in a business plan.