March, 2013
Livingston SBTDC
Programs, Events, and Impact
Artisan's Bench
Artisan's Bench in Downtown Brighton on Ladies Night Out!
MI-SBTDC:   Innovate. Grow. Access Capital.
Nancy Johnson
Nancy Johnson
Satellite Director
Preparing for our 4th business planning program  for start-up and early stage businesses!     Thank you to our new community sponsors for their support of this program growing strong local businesses. 

Venture Plan starts March 15, 2013.   We are putting together a group of individuals who want to work ON their businesses.   If that is you or if you know someone who would benefit from this program, let them know about this opportunity.    

The MI-SBTDC is running Venture Plan statewide through a grant from Michigan State University making the program available for $90.
Venture Plan Business Six-week  Program
For Start-up and Early Stage Businesses
 Key Objectives:
  • Clarify your business concept
  • Understand your market and competition
  • Plan your financial needs to avoid cash flow problems
  • Structure your business operations for efficiency
  • Work your marketing plan
Dates:   3/15; 3/22; 4/12; 4/19; 4/26;  5/3
Times:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location:  Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce

Cost:   $90 (funded by Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) through Michigan State University)

A Few of our Success Stories
From our business planning programs
The Wooden Spoon
The Wooden Spoon 
675 W. Grand River Brighton, MI
The Wooden Spoon 
Steve Pilon
Restaurant Start-up, Capital Formation, Expansion and Growth, Jobs
Steve is a 2010 graduate of FastTrac and client since 2006.
Susan Dorbeck
Susan Dorbeck
Susan's Drapery Designs

Susan Dorbeck
Business Expansion, Jobs, Capital Formation

Susan is a 2012 graduate of 
FastTrac New Venture.

Visit Susan's Drapery Designs!
Kathleen McKay
Kathleen McKay
Kathleens Cookies
Kathleen McKay
Business Start-Up, Expansion, Jobs, Capital Formation
Kathleen is a 2010 graduate of FastTrac New Venture.

LEG UP! on March 13th
LEG-UP! hosts Susan Dooley, who will present how to effectively communicate and connect with your audience.  Over the course of 12 years, she has helped 3000 individuals in Metro Detroit develop stronger selling skills and differentiation in the marketplace.
When:   March 13, 2013
Time:     6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where:  Cleary University, Johnson Center


LEG UP! is a partnership of all county chambers, Cleary University,  Livingston SBTDC, SCORE, and county libraries.  LEG UP! meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Cleary University, Johnson Center, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.      

Learn more 

Livingston SBTDC Economic Impact  

Capital Formation     $2,954,125.00
Loans Received            $1,612,624.00
Loans Applied              $1,692,624.00
Sales Increase               $4,615,875.00
Thank you for the support the Livingston SBTDC has received from this community.   It is a privilege to serve you.

Warmest regards,
Nancy Johnson
Livingston SBTDC

Livingston County Venture Plan
Thank you to our Sponsors!! 
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1st national
Michigan Works!  Livingston Service Center
Elite Insurance  
Frontal Lobe  
Howell Area Chamber of Commerce  
Ann Arbor SPARK  
Hartland Chamber of Commerce
Brighton Chamber of Commerce  
Links to Sponsors

Ann Arbor SPARK

Hartland Chamber of Commerce
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