Thinking of starting your own business, but not quite sure where to begin? We've got you covered. This video series is a crash course on things you might have questions about or didn't realize you should be thinking about. The options below provide more information to help you achieve your ultimate entrepreneurial goals.
Austin Dean from BBCetc explains the various sources of "free" money and grants that can help you as you start raising capital for your venture.
Patti Glaza, Managing Director of Invest Detroit, gives advice to entrepreneurs on the types of capital they can choose to raise and how to ensure they're ready to raise it.
Joseph Morrison, Senior Associate at Bodman Law, describes how to build your team of trusted advisors and what to look for when selecting an attorney.
U-M Economic Growth Institute President, Paula Sorrell, explains how to interact with your early customers and partners and provides tips on avoiding common mistakes.
Amy Cell, President & Chief Matchmaker at Amy Cell Talent, describes what to consider as you're growing your venture including mentors, non-disclosure agreements, and building culture.
Michael Cole, President of the Technology Industry Group at the Bank of Ann Arbor, explains the types of business banking loans and the criteria used to make decisions on those loans.
Stew Nelson, Account Executive at Kapnick Insurance, provides advice to entrepreneurs on how to choose an insurance provider as well as the different types of insurance to be aware of.
Managing Director of Michigan eLab, Doug Neal, describes how to develop your MVP to meet early customer needs and the importance of finding early adopters.