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Small Business Assistance


The SBDC has 11 Regional offices and 30 satellite offices throughout Michigan. We work jointly with the Northeast Michigan Regional Office to provide small businesses with access to counseling, training, technical assistance, research

The Otsego County Economic Alliance (OCEA) works closely with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide tools and resources that will help your business succeed.
and advocacy.

Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, we can help. Our SBDC Representative Dave Emmel can provide free, personalized, one-on-one assistance in areas such as:


  • Developing a business or a marketing plan

  • Financial analysis

  • Skills management

  • Problem solving 

  • Building management skills



To meet with an OCEA or SBDC Representative call:


Lisa McComb, Executive Director (OCEA)
(989) 731-0288 Direct Line 



Mike Nunneley, Certified Business Consultant (SBDC)

(989) 329-1336  or


Or visit the Michigan Small Business Development Center at:






Become a Volunteer... Help Make Dreams Come True        


Are you passionate about entrepreneurship?

SCORE is always on the lookout for people that are committed to our goal of fueling small business success. SCORE volunteers provide confidential business mentoring services, both in person and online. 


As a SCORE Volunteer you can:


  • Share your success and expertise through mentoring

  • Lead workshops and seminars

  • Provide online or telephone mentoring directly from your home or office

  • Serve in a leadership capacity with SCORE

  • Serve in another capacity at SCORE (Marketing, IT, administration, finance, fundraising, HR, etc.)

  • Have flexibility with your volunteer time


 You may visit their official website at


Michigan Works

2927 D And M Dr, Gaylord, MI 49735

(989) 732-3886


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