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Nov 16 2020

SBA News: Weatherization Grant, Virtual Small Business Market Place, Doing Business with Transit Agencies and more


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Join us Small Business Saturday at the SBDC Virtual Marketplace

Saturday, Nov 28, 2 - 4 p.m.

Support Michigan businesses of color during Small Business Saturday by joining us for the Michigan SBDC Virtual Marketplace on Facebook Live hosted by Roland Martin: featuring businesses of color across Michigan.

Meet over 40 Michigan small businesses of color to learn about their products and services available to you. The Michigan SBDC has partnered with the SBA and the Michigan Economic Development Center to bring you this special Facebook Live event hosted by Roland Martin to help you celebrate supporting businesses of color this holiday season and beyond.


Upcoming SBA and Partner Trainings

  • 6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs
    Nov. 18, 11 a.m.; Register
  • Doing Business with Transit Agencies
    Nov. 18, 10 a.m.; Register by emailing 

    Kathleen Jones or  Ann Williams by 2 p.m. Nov. 16

  • Connecting with Suppliers/Buyers for Your Small Biz
    Nov. 18, 1 p.m., Register
  • Types of Patent Applications and How to File 
    Nov. 18, 12:30 p.m.; Register
  • Putting COVID-19 vaccine research in perspective with USPTO
    Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m.; Register
  • Learn about Intellectual Property
    Nov. 23, 5:30 p.m.: Register
  • Business Financing Roundtable - Northwest Region
    Dec. 2, 9 a.m.; Register
  • Forming Your LLC or DBA, Do It Now
    Dec. 14, 2 p.m.; Register


State of Michigan Weatherization Grant

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The Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity is providing federal CARES Act funds to help those small businesses hit hardest by COVID-related closures and capacity restrictions expand their capacity. 

Funds may be used for a business to construct temporary structures such as canopies and igloos or purchase portable heaters, and more.

Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants, with a goal to award a minimum of 10 grants in each of Michigan's prosperity regions. 

Learn more here.


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All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. This article does not constitute or imply an endorsement by SBA of any opinions, products, or services of any private individual or entity.