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Open Your Own Business

Is it your dream to open your own business?  The Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Allegan are pleased to partner with the Michigan Small Business Development Center in presenting SBDC’s Starting And Operating  A Small Business series.  Learn from experts about the issues and questions facing prospective and existing entrepreneurs.  This is a FREE event.

Information to be presented at these sessions is both general and State of Michigan-specific: Assessing your entrepreneurial readiness; steps and process for starting business; different forms of business organization; key elements of a business plan; complying with federal, state, and local tax obligations; basics related to management, hiring, marketing, social media, and more.

Already own your own business?  Has it been awhile since you looked at your business plan or marketing strategy?  These sessions are packed with useful information to further your success.  Not only that, your expertise as a successful business person in Allegan will aid those considering following your lead – a mentorship, per se.  Please join us.

  • Starting A Business – This is session is being presented twice.  Choose either the April 12 or April 19 session.
    • APR 12, 7:00 PM
    • APR 19, 9:00 AM
  • Writing A Business Plan – APR 26, 7:00 PM
  • Marketing – MAY 3, 7:00 PM
  • Social Media – MAY 10, 7:00 PM
  • Financial ReportsMAY 24, 7:00 PM (Please note: This is a date change from May 17 as previously scheduled.)

All sessions are held at the Griswold Auditorium located at 401 Hubbard St in Downtown Allegan (Map).

There is definitely something in the air.  Allegan properties are in high demand, investment is on the rise, and the retail suites soon available at 136 Brady Street and the Shops at The Penny’s Block on Locust Street may make this the perfect time to strike out on your own and be your own boss.    From writing a business plan to your Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Celebration at your grand opening, this series will provide the tools and resources you need.

Registration is appreciated but is not required.  We want you there: We want your friends there.  Please help us spread the word.  Register Here




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