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Ann Arbor Spark

Starting Your Own Business

Friday, July 20 2018 at 8:30am - 4:00pm

Looking to start a business? Join Ann Arbor SPARK and our community partners to learn about personality traits that impact entrepreneurialism, creating a marketing plan for your business, legal, accounting, and risk considerations, product development, business plans and financing options. Attendees have an opportunity to get advice from a variety of business experts and organizations that are available to support new ventures.


8:30am Continental Breakfast & Registration
9:00am Welcome, Overview & Participant introductions
9:15am How to go from Start-Up to Small Business Success Story
10:15am Break
10:30am Product Development / Intellectual Property / Crowdfunding
11:15am Financing Your Business
12:15pm Lunch
12:15pm Ask the Expert and Individual Coaching
1:15pm Setting Up Your Business & Mitigating Risk – Legal, Accounting and Insurance Considerations
2:00pm Your Marketing Plan on a Napkin
3:00pm Business Plans
3:30pm Getting Connected to Local Resources

Registration ends 24 hours before the event.

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215 West Michigan Avenue