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Business Model Canvas

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and small business startup tool for describing a company’s products, value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances. It is recommend as a first step when starting a small business.
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United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

Mission: Drive impact by leading shared efforts that engage diverse people, ideas and resources. The Kalamazoo Small Business Loan Fund is intended to be a bridge loan to provide local businesses time and opportunity to take advantage of the current COVID-19 resources
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Sisters in Business

The mission of Sisters in Business is to create a space for women of color to connect, collaborate, and build community to sustain, grow and maximize their vision.
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Michigan Small Business Development Center

The Michigan Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. Through personalized, one-on-one business consulting, we help small business owners with planning and growth strategies.
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Michigan Electronic Library

The Michigan Electronic Library provides all Michigan residents with free access to online full-text articles, full-text books, digital images, and other valuable research information at any time.
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Michigan Women Forward

We are devoted to the economic and personal well-being of Michigan women and girls. Women and girls are empowered to be leaders, inventors, dreamers, and doers.
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Michigan Works Southwest

Creating meaningful transformation in the people, businesses and communities we serve by connecting job seekers, employers, training partners and educators.
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SW Michigan PTAC

Through seminars, events, training and consultations, PTAC helps local businesses succeed in the government marketplace and assist them with government contracts. There are 11 locations throughout Michigan, including one in Kalamazoo.
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Southwest Michigan First Chamber

Southwest Michigan First Chamber exists to connect businesses throughout the SW Michigan region. We believe that, by creating opportunities for businesses to come together, our local communities and economy will grow stronger through the heightened creation of jobs and innovation.
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WMed Innovation Center

Located in the heart of Western Michigan University’s Business Technology & Research Park, the Innovation Center is a place to start and grow your life science, technology, or engineering venture and gain support for the earliest startups to maturing companies.
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