Monday, October 16, 2023

Oct. 27 workshop aims to support rural business owners


“Accessing Capital and the Challenges of Owning a Rural Business” is Friday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus.

Business leaders or people interested in going into business on their own are invited to attend to learn about resources that are available to their business and how to access capital through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

The event will feature:

  • Local partners that provide resources and counseling to rural business owners.
  • A town hall style discussion with leaders of the SBA and USDA on the challenges of doing business in a rural market.
  • Presentations from the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on training and counseling services, SBA and USDA on capital access programs.
  • Meet the lenders to explore financial options, including lenders representing more than 10 local financial institutions.

Admission is free but pre-registration is required. Visit for more information and link to online registration. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees.

This program is provided by U.S. Small Business Administration with presentations by Michigan Small Business Development Center and United States Department of Agriculture, hosted at Montcalm Community College.