Thursday, September 04, 2003
MEDC Co-Sponsoring Workshops on Growing Successful Businesses
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) will co-sponsor four half-day workshops around the state designed to help women achieve business success. The Women’s Economic Development Outreach (WEDO) will co-sponsor the sessions.
“Women-owned businesses are a driving force behind the ongoing success of Michigan’s economy,” said Sabrina Keeley, acting CEO of the MEDC. “These workshops supply valuable information for women who want to succeed at building and maintaining their own businesses.”
The workshops will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, followed by informal networking and optional roundtable discussions with panelists and speakers. The workshops are designed to present an overview of the resources available to women entrepreneurs through federal, state and local government programs, as well as the private sector. Participants will hear presentations by experts on business financing, certification, contracting, management, mentoring and goal setting.
The WEDO Workshops are scheduled as follows:
- September 8: Freedom Hill County Park, Sterling Heights
- September 9: Southfield Public Library, Southfield
- September 10: Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Ann Arbor
- September 12: Lakeside Treatment Center, Kalamazoo
Admission is free of charge. Those wishing to attend may register for any of the events online at www.org/wedo.asp or by calling (888) 622-4249. Early registration is advised.
WEDO is a coalition of private and public resource partners working in collaboration to assist women-owned businesses.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.