Business Resource Clinics

The Business Resource Clinics, comprised of small business support organizations and resource providers, are designed for business owners to access the resources, support, and opportunities needed to grow. The sessions are structured to allow the business owner to hear a presentation on specific resources and tools that best addresses their unique needs and to connect directly with the people who can assist them.


      Title Description Speakers Company



    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Business Development Resources for Veterans and their Families

Come and learn of business development services for veterans, active duty, guard and reserve members in the formation of their businesses.

Abron Andrews  VetBiz Central
Federal Business Development Program Come and learn of the various SBA federal procurement programs that will help you gain a competitive edge with federal contracts: 8(a), HubZone, and WOSB/EDWOSB. Thomas Vargo  U.S. Small Business Administration
International Trade Resources Come learn of services available through the International Trade program (foreign offices, small business services, legal support, international website development, etc.) Alyssa Tracey Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) International Trade Program
COVID-19 Recovery Services Learn about Great Lakes WBC’s newest initiative, COVID-19 Recovery Program. This session will provide an overview of the 1-on-1 Coaching, MentorWE Groups, and Web-based Training. You will learn of the requirements and how you can engage in the services.

Benita Tyler |  

Lori Wesby 

Great Lakes WBC
Who is the SBDC and what do we do?  The Michigan SBDC provides consulting training and research to assist small businesses to launch, grow, transition, and innovate. Come learn about the services and programming available to assist your businesses. Rita Hillman  U.S. Small Business Administration
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Demystifying the Michigan Unified Certification Process  The one stop process for certification into the USDOT, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program for Michigan Department of Transportation, Detroit Department of Transportation and Wayne County Human Relations.  Get frequently asked questions answered, like why can’t they accept your certification from other entities, and how long does it take?   Ann Williams  Michigan Department of Transportation
Preparedness For the Busy Small Business Owner The Small business owner will discover assistance available to assist in understanding tax compliance, capital preparedness, and accounting services. Andre Snipes |  Maria Mendez | Rachel Campbell Accounting Aid Academy
How To Market Your Business to Federal, State, and Local Governments In this session you will learn more about the services offered to assist small businesses in contracting with the public sector.

Delphine Abraham 

PTAC - Schoolcraft College
Explore, Connect, Thrive with MichBusiness

Join us to explore all the ways your business can benefit from MichBusiness’ timely programs. Learn about our compliance and insurance programs, discount offerings, professional development experiences (peer discussion groups, webinars and leadership training programs), and up-to-date, topic-focused education that is designed to help you successfully navigate today’s many legislative and socio-economic changes.


Therese Smith MichBusiness
Detroit Means Business

Come and learn of a remarkable program to assist Detroit-based businesses, Detroit Means Business, which provides Detroit’s small businesses access to essential tools to prepare them to operate safely and successfully amid COVID-19.


Lashawna Manigault |Tenecia Johnson  Detroit Economic Growth Corp (DEGC)
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Connecting, Learning and Growing on Michigan Women’s Marketplace Learn how you can be a part of a premium online community for women business owners. The community offers education and training, access to resources and business tools, event calendar, and a business directory.  All at no cost to the business owner. Sherry Cummins  Great Lakes Women Business Council
Discover SCORE

The Small business owner will discover the services available such as mentoring and training.

David Broner | Angela Mitchel SCORE
Local Resource for Budding Small Businesses Operation HOPE provides financial dignity programming and coaching to equip business owners with the financial knowledge and tools to create a secure future. Come discover the resources available through the small business development and credit & money management programs. Xana Williams  Operation HOPE
Market Research and Data Reports through SBDC SBDC has access to a number of large industry and market research databases that can help you better understand the trends and developments that shape your business environment. Come learn of the detailed reports and tools we can provide you to take advantage of a constantly changing business environment.  Jamaal Ewing  Michigan Small Business Development Center