First Ever SBA Small Business Outreach Tour Travels to 15 Michigan Cities


Detroit, MI – The U.S. Small Business Administration, along with Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, is pleased to announce the SBA Small Business Outreach Tourwill travel the state beginning August 10th in Mt. Pleasant and ending in Detroit September 30th.  The tour is the first ever to be conducted by SBA and will connect small business owners to the help they need. 

“The tour is a coalition of small business resources working in collaboration to provide information and assistance that directly impacts small businesses and their opportunity for business expansion,” said Gerald Moore, District Director for SBA’s Michigan Office.  “Each day’s program is intended to highlight the resources available through the federal, state, and local agencies, as well as business organizations.   The concept of bringing resource providers to local communities of small business owners is a dynamic way to foster economic development in Michigan.” 

Experts will share their knowledge on exporting, financing, government contracting, social media, human capital, financial management, and successful small business owners will share their stories at the following locations:

  • Mt. Pleasant – August 10
  • Saginaw – August 11
  • Flint – August 11
  • Marquette – August 16
  • St. Ignace – August 17
  • Gaylord – August 18
  • Traverse City – August 19
  • Grand Rapids – August 24
  • Kalamazoo – August 25
  • Benton Harbor – August 25
  • Ann Arbor – August 30
  • Clinton Township – September 13
  • Waterford- September 19
  • Lansing- September 27
  • Detroit – September 30

Networking opportunities with the speakers and other attendees will be available during each stop.  There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited.  For registration information please click on