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Ann Arbor Spark

Starting Your Own Business

Friday, April 20 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


Cost = $25

Registration ends 24 hours before the event.

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SPARK East 215 W. Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti
MI United States 48197