Consumers Energy is offering free, unlimited use of a great new business planning tool – SizeUP – that can help you better understand the market for your products or services, size up your competition, and gain insight about customer buying and spending habits.
The MEDC collaborates with local economic development partners, like the AEDC, to foster business and economic growth in Michigan. The MEDC provides resources and incentives for business wanting to relocate, start, or grow in Michigan.
KCC operates the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC) in the Fort Custer Industrial Park in Battle Creek, MI. An innovative training facility, it also houses KCC’s Industrial Trades and Workforce Solutions programs. Combined, these programs can provide employers in various industries customized training to meet their businesses’ specific needs, quickly and efficiently. Many of these same programs can be held at the Eastern Academic Center (EAC) located between Albion and Marshall, in addition to existing EAC programs including welding, mechatronics, and CNA certifications. EAC is also the host site for the Eastern Calhoun Early College-Marshall Public Schools collaborative program.
The Small Business Development Center provides no-cost counseling, low or no-cost training and market research assistance for entrepreneurial startups, existing or expanding businesses, and innovative technology ventures in the Greater Albion Area. The SBDC also offers online webinars – mostly FREE! – for experienced, new, or want-to-be entrepreneurs.
Michigan WORKS! Southwest connects employers with job seekers, training partners, educators, and other resources to help their businesses train and educate new or current employees.
The Southwest Michigan Procurement Assistance Center is a non-profit organization whose services are free of charge. The PTAC assists businesses in successfully identifying, obtaining and performing on contracts with federal, state and local government agencies.
The Center provides personalized consulting and training services to Michigan manufacturers to increase their profitability and accelerate business growth. Leadership development, process innovation, operational excellence, and managing your digital presence, are just a few of the services they offer. The Center also offers many no and low cost informational webinars about trending topics in business and workforce development.