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Tuesday, September 29 

Goldman Sachs – 10,000 Small Businesses

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10kSB) program is a $500 million investment to help small businesses create jobs and economic growth.  Wayne State University, in partnership with Oakland and Macomb Community Colleges, presents GS10kSB that is impacting Michigan companies by offering business and management education, business support services designed to address the specific needs of each individual participating business, and access to capital.  Participating Michigan companies have outpaced the GS10kSB program’s national averages, realizing increased revenues and job creation six months after completion!  Are you prepared to take your business to the next level?  Does your business have potential to grow?  Learn more about the program, criteria, and scholarship opportunity.

Great Lakes Women’s Business Council Orientation & Services

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Formerly known as Center for Empowerment and Economic Development (CEED), Great Lakes Women’s Business Council still offers the same exceptional services.  Learn more about our services in this orientation that includes CEED Lending, available to small businesses and Michigan Women’s Marketplace that offers a wealth of services to women businesses by joining online for free.  Join us to learn more.

Michigan Unified Certification Program and Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn how certification status as a WBE or MBE firm can grant you Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) status for the Michigan Department of Transportation.  Contract opportunities available in trucking, landscaping, engineering, office equipment & supplies and more.  You can see the directory at www.michigan.gov/mucp.  There is no fee for this process; why should you not become certified?

WBE Orientation & Services for New & Prospective Members

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

What are the benefits of WBENC Certification and what next steps should I take once I am certified?  Dive in with this session to learn what it means to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and how to leverage your WBE certification to gain opportunities and exposure.  Discover the tools needed for business growth!