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Success Through Business Incubation

Calendar of Events - Michigan Business Incubator Association

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Events in the month of September 2019
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9/9/2019
Marketing Mondays

How To Get Your Business In The Media

Presented by: Muskegon Times

Gaining press coverage plays an important role in marketing a small business--but how do you do that? Journalists get a flood of press releases every day, and getting the media to pay attention to you can be an art form in and of itself. Here's how you can figure out what your business is doing that's newsworthy, how to pitch those stories to the press, and how to build an ongoing relationship with the media.

Join us for the Lunchtime Series every second Monday of the month (lunch included)!

DETAILS

COST:  $10 per person (includes lunch)

RSVP:   @Eventbrite.com  (search Marketing Mondays)

              NO WALK-INS, NO EXCEPTIONS


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9/10/2019
Medical Entrepreneur Speaker Series presents Dr. Salah Huwais

The Medical Entrepreneur Speaker Series is an opportunity to hear about four medical companies founded and led by doctors. These medical professionals have been invited to tell their stories—the science behind their technologies, the development of the products and the businesses, and their personal journeys as entrepreneurs.

This FREE event on September 10 will feature Salah Huwais, DDS, the founder & CEO of Versah. As a practicing periodontist in Jackson Michigan, Dr. Huwais created Versah in order to provide dental implant clinicians with an improved and unique way to prepare osteotomies for implant placement. Tonight Dr. Huwais will tell his story and answer audience questions. Refreshments will be provided.

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9/11/2019
MEDC SmartZone Meeting

The quarterly meeting of designated Michigan SmartZones.

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9/11/2019
MEDC Gateway Grant Meeting

The quarterly meeting of Gateway Grant participants.

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9/12/2019
Legal Lunch-and-Learn: Legacy and Longevity

Legacy and Longevity: instruments for preserving wealth and preparing for liquidation events

You've put everything you have into your business. How do you reap the rewards? Join attorney Sara Nicholson for an exploration of the various ways you can retain as much financial benefit as possible when the time comes to exit your company.

This event is part of a lunch-and-learn seminar series sponsored by Warner Norcross+Judd Seminar Series. The event is free but capacity is limited. Register now!

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9/17/2019
 -9/19/2019
Great Lakes International Innovation Summit

The theme of this year's conference is "Don't Underestimate the Power of Being Underestimated." The sessions will focus on serving under-represented entrepreneurs, those groups of individuals, including minorities, women, veterans, youth, LGBTQ, immigrants, people with disabilities, and those living in poverty, who often have a difficult time accessing entrepreneurial assistance.

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9/17/2019
MBIA Member Meeting

This MBIA member meeting will coincide with GLIn2. This event is open to MBIA members and interested potential members. There is no fee to attend and lunch will be included. The topic for this member meeting will be “Using the Business Model Canvas.” Participants will practice using the business model canvas by designing one for MBIA as an entity.

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9/19/2019
1 Million Cups Kalamazoo

Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. Through the power of volunteers, 1 Million Cups has grown to more than 180 communities.

Entrepreneurs, innovators, funders and other interested community members are invited to attend this SPECIAL 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY MEETING on from 8:00 to 9:00 AM at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Avenue.

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9/20/2019
SBDC Workshop: Meet the Lender/SBA Roundtable

New entrepreneurs and existing small business owners will have an opportunity to meet with a variety of local banks and credit unions to discuss their business plans and funding needs at one session. Spend 10-15 minutes with each lender to see if they are the right match for your business concept. If you need assistance with business plan preparation or review, please contact the MI-SBDC at (269) 387-6004.

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9/24/2019
5X5 Night Muskegoin Heights

5 x 5 Night is back!   Tuesday, September 24th, beginning at 5pm.   5 creators will pitch their ideas for a chance to win  $5,000 - no strings attached. Join us for our September 5x5 Night.  The public is welcome to attend.

5 Votes!

5 Ideas!

5 Minutes!

5 Judges!

5,000 to the winning pitch!


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9/26/2019
Managing Your Business Using Financial Metrics

Are you feeling overwhelmed, like your business is out of your control? Are you searching for ways to be more efficient and effective when managing your business? Would you like to feel less stressed? If so, this FREE workshop series is for you. The WMed Innovation Center is pleased to offer four workshops led by business coach Denny Bowersox. Come to one or come to them all—each workshop is an independent offering.

Understanding financial ratios and statements is a key management skill. Learn which financial tracking metric you should track so you can stay informed and make better decisions.

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