Resources to support your business growth
Getting the capital you need can be key,
but money doesn't solve everything.
In addition to securing financing, we also have an extensive network of service providers for technical assistance (legal, payroll or accounting services). Our connections within the community are our secret weapon to your business challenges.
Professional Service Providers
Our Professional Service Provider Program ensures that clients have referrals and access to business technical assistance during the application process and throughout loan repayment. Our partners are committed to the economic vitality of our region and believe that a strong economy starts with strong businesses.
Not sure where to start or have a special request? Give us a call at 231-995-7115.
Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bank features Empower U® a program for employers to improve financial health and planning for themselves and their employees. Each 30 minute segment is taught by an experienced Fifth Third professional and has a specific topic covering several course areas.
The Small Business Development Center offers numerous counseling services for all business stages. Services include business plan development, market data and research, financing your business, technology commercialization, strategic planning, workshops and more. Visit SBDC’s event page for online or in-person workshops specializing in marketing, financial management, and more.
SCORE provides free business coaching in many areas, including starting a business, financials, marketing, business development, operations, legal help and more. SCORE also has planning resources such as business plan templates and financial planning templates. Additionally, they offer workshops and other learning events free of charge.
Traverse Connect is the lead economic development organization for the Grand Traverse region, which supports area businesses through a combination of business attraction and retention strategies, talent development efforts, and strategic coordination among partner agencies. Traverse Connect now serves the region as one organization supporting business growth and development, alongside partner organization Venture North Funding and Development.