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Ann Arbor Spark

Starting Your Own Business

Friday, May 18 2018 at 8:30am

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

Receive Valuable Insight and Counseling from Companies Specializing in:

Financing your Business

Insurance Considerations

Understanding Corporate Formation

Marketing your Business

Developing your Product and Intellectual Property Advice

Tax Considerations

Personal Development

Strategic Business Planning


215 West Michigan Avenue