May 7, 2014 - Venture Plan Online Courses


This 8-week online workshop guides you through the business planning process.


You’ll have online access to small business experts, business planning

software, and a valuable pipeline of resources to help you complete your business plan. 



Both current and future business owners who need to develop or update their business plans. 


Upon finishing the course, you will have: 

•   A complete business plan 

•   Continued access to a SBDC business consultant in your area 

•   A pipeline of valuable resources to launch or grow your business 


This 8-week online program utilizes a variety of tools to facilitate the course and assist you in building and updating your business plan, including: 

•   Hour-long, live webinar sessions led online weekly by business and industry experts 

•   Video and textbook resources for additional learning 

•   Program-specific business planning software through Palo Alto•   

Consultant to work directly with you as you develop your business plan.




This course is being offered for only $149 (list price is $450).

The course is available at no cost to Veterans by calling 616-331-7370 or emailing


May 7, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Register at Venture Plan Online May Start


(runs May 7 to June 25, 2014)


*Registration is due one week prior to the start date of the course*


The Venture Plan Online course runs for 8 consecutive weeks.  Each session takes place on the same day of the week, during the same time slot as the chosen start date.

For more information call 616.331.7370 or email:  sbdc@gvsu



The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) enhances Michigan's economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies.  With offices statewide, the MI-SBDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to