Starting Your Own Business

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Ann Arbor Starting Your Own Business SPARKLooking to start a business? Join Ann Arbor SPARK and our community partners to learn about marketing, legal, accounting, risk considerations, product development, business plans, financing options and personality traits that impact entrepreneurs. Attendees have an opportunity to get advice from a variety of business experts and organizations that are available to support new ventures. 

 9:00am              Continental Breakfast & Registration
 9:15am              Welcome, Overview & Participant introductions
 9:30am              How to go from Start-Up to Small Business Success Story 
10:15am             Break
10:30am             Product Development and Intellectual Property
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

Join us to connect with the following organizations and businesses that can help you launch your business: 

Entrepreneurial Service Organizations:

                Ann Arbor SPARK

                Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC)



Companies Specializing in:

                Financing your Business

                Insurance Considerations

                Understanding Corporate Formation

                Marketing your Business

                Developing your Product

                Intellectual Property Advice

                Tax Considerations

                Personal Development

                Strategic  Business Planning


Cost: $25.00

For more information and to register please visit our events page

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