Are you underwhelmed on your present job, but overwhelmed by the thought of starting your own business? There is no need to panic; starting your own business is not a shot in the dark if you know where the resources are. Or are you considering going into business for yourself as opposed to working for someone else?
According to the SBA (Small Business Administration), there were 805,902 small businesses in Michigan in 2010. The question becomes, “How do I stand out from the crowd?” Simple, the keys to success are access to resources (free and paid), community involvement and access to capital.
Entrepreneur Exchange Group, LLC is a company that connects people to the information they need to expand and establish their own companies. Our mission is to help create 10,000 jobs over 5 years, by connecting existing and aspiring entrepreneurs to the resources, information and business professionals they need to succeed.
First, we are publishing a “Resource Guide” for entrepreneurs that will include federal, state and local agencies that assist entrepreneurs to succeed in the business world. We will market the guide through social media, email marketing and strategic partners that provide the guide to their clients.
It will also include listings of organizations and institutions in the Metro Detroit area that provide training and classes for individuals seeking to obtain the skills they need to launch a business.
Second, we are planning a “Getting Back to Business” Conference in March, 2013 that will offer workshops for existing businesses and start-ups in social media, market research, accounting and much more. The conference will also host a “How to Be Bankable” panel with lenders from traditional and non-traditional finance institutions.
Third, we network and collaborate with business organizations and entrepreneurs in the Metro Detroit area to build a community of support and resources. Fourth, we are working with Kiva Detroit to offer micro-loans to deserving entrepreneurs. Lastly, our website, www.entrepreneurexchangegroup.com provides informative articles on finance, social media, market research and practical tips that ranged from pitching your company to Daymond John of ABC TV Show “Shark Tank” to obtaining a business loan.
We profile successful entrepreneurs varying from hair care manufactures to high tech companies. We want to show that entrepreneurs are overcoming obstacles to not only start their own companies but to grow them as well.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get your company, organization or institution listed in our guide. Include your name, company name, service or product and contact number to be reached by our sales representative. Mention this post and get 15% off advertising and listing price.