By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
SOUTHGATE – Whether starting a business or growing an existing one, the Veterans Small Business Assistant Program, at the Downriver Community Conference, 15100 Northline, helps veterans turn ideas and dreams into reality.
Workshops and one-on-one counseling offer help with legal counsel, navigating the benefit maze, and providing insurance, lender and other resource advice.
Helping veterans is “what we are all about,” counselor Jonell Jackson said.
A workshop on “Small Business Certification and Contracting with the Government” runs 9 a.m. to noon June 19, with Dustin Frigy of the Michigan Defense Center presenting key information.
The workshop, which helps veterans learn about the potential of the federal contract Bid Targeting Software, helps businesses develop online profiles and identify potential contracting opportunities. It helps businesses recognizes opportunities which are a good fit for a firm and provides grant funding to hire professional proposal writers.
To register, call 734-362-3442 or go to dccwf.org/economic_dev_business.php.
Other upcoming programs include a 1 to 3 p.m. June 27 Marketing Tips for Your Small Business workshop, an 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18 Business Plan Workshop, and a 1 to 4 p.m. July 30 Financing Roundtable on business capital.
For more information about the DCC Veterans Small Business Program, call 734-720-7851 or go to dccwf.org/veterans_smb.php.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected])