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Entrepreneurial Training & Seminars 

Each quarter a number of entreprneurial and small business training events (primarily free) are held at The Underground Business incubator brought to you in conjunction with the MI-SBDC and Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County. 

To view a variety of current entrepreneurial classes available to help entrepreneurs and small business at the Underground Business Incubator and Service center, click HERE.  

Partners in Progress Networking Event

Date:          Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time:          4:30-7:00 PM
Location:    Fieldhouse Sports Bar and Kitchen (Marysville)

Please join us for a casual and fun business networking event hosted by local partners.  Participation, appetizers and drinks are complimentary thanks to the generosity of many area sponsors!

To learn more or register (CLICK HERE)


Eastern Michigan Manufacturing Association Meeting

Date:          Friday, June 7, 2019
Time:          7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location:    RESA campus in Marysville 

Future EMMA meetings:  September 13 (SC4 Welcome Center), December 6 (SC4 Welcome Center).  All EMMA meetings begin at 7:30 AM and typically conclude by 9 AM.   Questions regarding EMMA meetings or joining EMMA can be directed to Bruce Seymore (810.982.9511)


Government Contracting 101
Date: June 19, 2019
Time: 9am-11am
Location: The Underground, 301 Huron Ave., Port Huron, MI
Description: What does it take to become a successful government contractor? What services and resources are available to a small business pursuing the government market? If your company has been considering the field of government contracting, this workshop will give you greater insight to help you make the decision. Did you know the federal government purchases more than $450 billion of goods and services a year? Also learn about the services and support the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) has available to assist your company through the contracting process at no cost. Registration: http://www.ptassist.com/services/ptac_web_register.php?id=DF09D53627 


Building Your Talent Pipeline: 10 Practical Tools
Presented by EDSI Consulting
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
The Edison Think Tank, The Underground, 301 Huron Avenue, Basement, Port Huron, Michigan 48060
Free To Participate
RSVPs to bseymore@edascc.com


Export Focus Group Meetings

The EDA is conducting focus group meeting focusing on exporting. The purpose of these meetings is to provide area companies with the information need to grow your sales and help diversify your customer base through exports. Additionally, feedback provided by companies will be used to create custom International Trade programming for an Export Seminar to be held in Port Huron on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. A Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Export Assistance Consultant will facilitate the Focus Group meetings.

Companies should come prepared to share your company’s export related opportunities and challenges. Companies are invited to participate in the appropriate Focus Group Meeting depending upon their current status:

June 11, 2019: 8:30 am to 9:30 am: Companies that currently do not export and have less than 50 employees
June 11, 2019: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Companies that currently do not export and have more than 50 employees

For these sessions, participating companies will receive information on how to get started in exporting and available resources to guide your company into exporting.

June 12, 2019: 8:30 am to 9:30 am: Companies that currently export and have less than 50 employees
June 12, 2019: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm: Companies that currently export and have more than 50 employees

For these sessions, participating companies will receive information on available resources to assist your exporting efforts and how you can take advantage of those resources.

RSVP: Please send the contact information for the company participant to Bruce Seymore II, EDA, at bseymore@edascc.com.


Save the Date!
September 24, 2019
International Trade Export Seminar
Port Huron, Michigan
Location and time: tba

The EDA and the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are partnering to offer this informative and practical seminar on how to grow your business through exports. We are assembling a line-up of International Trade specialists to provide companies with the information needed to start exporting or to grow your current exports. Among the opportunities already lined up for the September seminar are one-on-one appointments with representatives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Foreign Trade Offices in Canada and Mexico.