EMU Office of Business Partnership
Spotlights Small Business Support Opportunities
YPSILANTI Eastern Michigan Universitys College of Business is bringing its business outreach programs together under one support network, the Office of Business Partnership (OBP). Entrepreneurs, small business owners and service providers will be able to explore EMUs new offerings and existing programs alike at an open house, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 4:30-6 p.m., 3rd floor Atrium, 306 Gary M. Owen Building.
The College of Business currently supports seven initiatives geared to support economic development in Southeastern Michigan. These programs include:
- The Center for Entrepreneurship at EMU
- The Michigan Small Business Development Center Region 9 Headquarters (serving Wayne, Oakland and Monroe counties)
- The Michigan Small Business Development Center Biz Resource Center (BRC) Operated in partnership with the Michigan SBDC at Washtenaw Community College
- The Michigan SBDC Technology Business Initiative
- The Ypsilanti U.S. Export Assistance Center
- The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Smart Zone-Ypsilanti Center
- The EMU/Ypsilanti Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC) Economic Development programs
Bringing our business outreach programs together will promote easier
access to our services by our business partners, students and faculty,
said Earl Potter, dean of EMUs College of Business.
A short program beginning at 5:15 p.m. will include presentations
by Potter, Michigan Small Business Development Center State Director Carol Lopucki
and EMU President Sam Kirkpatrick. Light refreshments will be served. Those
planning to attend are asked to call 487-0350.