Traverse City Record-Eagle

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July 7, 2013

Business in Brief: 07/07/2013

Business startup

TRAVERSE CITY — Individuals considering self-employment or in the beginning stages of starting a business will have access to a wide variety of information at a business start-up workshop being offered by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC).

“Venture Start: Business Start Up” will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at the Parsons-Stulen Building on Northwestern Michigan College’s Aero Park campus. Participants may bring a sack lunch.

The workshop is free, but registration is required. For details or to register, visit

Biz platform launch

TRAVERSE CITY — My Areas Best, LLC, will launch its “Business-Wizard” complete online business solution with a celebration Tuesday, July 9.

Business-Wizard is designed to provide local small business owners with a service and benefit platform to address all their business needs. It provides marketing and branding platform, full online listing, e-commerce services and solutions and more.

The launch celebration will be hosted from 5 to 8 p.m. at the West Bay Event Center.

Networking event

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce “Business After Hours” on Thursday, July 18, will be hosted by Pine Hill Nursery, 886 U.S. 31 North.

The public is invited to join local business people from 5 to 7 p.m. for light refreshments and networking. There is no charge. For details, call the Elk Rapids Chamber, 264-8202.

Entrepreneur training

BENZONIA — Grow Benzie is hosting a free, two-part seminar for anyone interested in making a food product and selling it from 5:30 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 17 at 5885 M-115 in Benzonia.

Jane Dosemagen, Jim Henley, and Ron Steiner from the Starting Block, an established incubator in Hart, Mich., will lead the training and will help guide possible local emerging food entrepreneurs to a healthy start.

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