The Center for Empowerment and Economic Development
2002 Hogback Road, Suite 12
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Michelle Richards, Executive Director
Tel: (734) 677-1400
Fax: (734) 677-1465
Website: www.miceed.org
or www.miwomen.com

CEED assists small business owners and entrepreneurs in all aspects of business, from our Business Planning and Development series, to our Microloan program , where we offer non traditional loans funded by the SBA. Our women's initiatives include the Michigan Women's Business Council and the Michigan Women's Marketplace, Michigan's premier online women's business community. We also host the largest women's business conference in the state annually.

Prangley, Marks & Co,
Bridgewater Place, 11th floor
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Carol Lopucki, Executive Director
Tel: (616) 458-4783
Fax: (616) 774-9081

EXCEL! Grand Rapids offers start-up and advanced business skills training. They concentrate on the established woman business owner who is ready to expand her business. They offer classes in Grand Rapids as well as in surrounding areas.

EXCEL! Midwest Women Business Owners Development Team
600 W. Lafayette
Detroit, MI 48226
Mary Burt, Executive Director
Tel: (313) 961-4748
Fax: (313) 961-5434

EXCEL! Detroit is managed by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO Detroit Chapter). They provide the following training programs: Bank Loan Seminar; Business Partnerships - Settling the Power Struggle; Are you an Entrepreneur?; Marketing Basics; Finance Series - Part 1; Writing a Business Plan; Finance Series - Part II. They offer counseling and mentoring through NAWBO members.

Michigan Jobs Commission/Department of Career Development
Victor Office Center, 7th Floor
201 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48913
Tel: (517) 373-9808 or (866) 694-6257
Website: www.michigan.gov/mdcd

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