Virtual Assistance from SBA Resource Partners During COVID19

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Small Business Programs Offered by SBA Resource Partners to Assist During COVID19

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SCORE is a funded resource partner of the SBA.  SCORE provides volunteer mentors to assist small business with free mentoring, training, and networking opportunities.  To connect with SCORE go to

Live Webinars
SCORE hosts free, LIVE webinars every week on small business tips and strategies. See our upcoming offerings. Read more

Next live SCORE webinar coming up:
A 3 Step Approach to Intentional Social Media Marketing
SCORE  Live Webinar
April 2,  1:00 p.m.
Register:  HERE

Recorded Webinars
Did you miss a SCORE live webinar? They are available to watch on-demand at your convenience.
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Virtual Mentoring
During the COVID19 crisis SCORE mentors are available via elecronic means.
Michigan Chapters:
Ann Arbor
Grand Rapids
Kalamazoo/Southeast Michigan
Traverse City
Petoskey Tip of the Mitt

COVID 19 Realated Webinars:

Navigating the Cash Flow Crunch - Register HERE
Human Resource Management During COVID19 -  Register HERE
Managing Your Freelance Business During COVID19 - Register HERE
Sustaining Your Restaurant During COVID 19, March 26, 2:00 p.m. - Register HERE
COVID19 Friday Conversations, Friday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. - Register HERE
COVID19 Conversations MEDC Services, Monday, March 30, 2:00 P.M. - Register HERE

On Demand Webinars - 
Can't make it to our weekly live webinars? Sign up for our on-demand webinar library and you will receive a link to access a set of webinars curated specifically for busy entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.
Register:  HERE

Upcoming webinars and trainings on various business topics go to:  Workshops

To reach out to the SBDC for counseling go to:  Request Counseling


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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a funded partner of the SBA.  The SBDC provides free business counseling, access to secondary market research and many in-person and online training opportunities.
To connect with an SBDC office near you go to:


VetBizCentral is an SBA funded Veteran Business Outreach Center serving Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana.  The organization provides assistance to  Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Members in the formation and expansion of their businesses through education, training, counseling and procurement.  To connect go to:  VetBizCentral

Upcoming Webinars

Essential FAR Performance Clauses for Federal Construction Contractors

Date May 14, 2020 Time 1:00—2:30 pm EST

In this webinar, attendees will learn how to:

  • Identify “constructive” or implied changes
  • Understand and comply with notice requirements
  • Distinguish between types of differing site conditions
  • Understand the difference between design and performance specifications
  • Differentiate between delay, disruption, and inefficiency, acceleration and suspension

Registration:  HERE

How Do We Drive Down Overhead?

Date: May 7, 2020  Time 1:00—2:30 pm EST

Presenter: Jenny Clark, Solvability

Known as the Oprah of Government Contracting,    Jenny will take you through "The Financial Side of GovCon" giving you the roadmap you need that will save you tons of time and money.   Price is always a component of any federal contract because agencies are dealing with more restrictive budgets. When your company starts out, you’ll bid anything and everything to get the revenue in, and some of those contracts may even be money-losers. But getting the wins creates momentum and brings relationships with customers who want to keep their successful contractors on their projects.

Registration:   HERE

Doing Business with the VA

Date: May 20, 2020 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST

Mr. Pak Sa Dewhurst will educate small businesses how the VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Network Contracting Office (NCO) does business which comes from a philosophy “   order for you to do business with us, you must know how WE do business first!”

Registration:  HERE

SBA resource partners stand ready to assist during difficult times.  Below is a list of virtual offerings and links to resources that can assist including workshops, counseling, mentors, templates, and other online tools.


 SBA now offers customized local emails for small business owners like you!  To receive info about SBA-related training and events exclusively in your area, take a moment to input your zip code at