Make It Real

Do you want to start a business? Do you have a great idea that you think will thrive? Do you wonder what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Join us for Make It Real! A Convenient Entrepreneurial Training Series.

The Series includes a collection of videos and microlearning resources focused on 6 entrepreneur topics along with individual coaching and in-person workshops based around your business industry.

Beginning January 8th and every other week following, we will release a new topic online. This is the ultimate convenient online training for you when and where you want. And when you have questions or need to talk to someone, we are here for you.

Register below to check in with an Entrepreneurship Center Coordinator if you have more questions or ideas following the series!



Anyone is welcome to come to any or all sessions. But viewing all sessions is strongly encouraged! Those who view and attend our in-person workshops are eligible for a special giveaway prize at the end of the series!


A series of micro-videos providing guidance for your entrepreneurial projects, individualized coaching, and special interest-based workshops.


Online videos and worksheets will be shared with you twice a month with a short survey. Consultation Appointments can be held virtually or in-person at The Entrepreneurship Center!


Winter 2024 Dates: Bi-weekly content every Monday + In Person Workshop/Events

Jan 8

Intro Entrepreneur Session (Module 1)

What does an entrepreneur do? – Learn techniques to generate, develop, and communicate new ideas. See what other entrepreneurs do.

Business Planning (Module 2)

Developing your Business with a business plan module + Templates

Jan 17

Monthly Workshop

Funding and Microloans Lending and Funding Workshop with Michigan Women Forward, Lake Trust Credit Union, and Lysa Davis.

Jan 22

Customer Differentiation (Module 3)

Learn ways to identify and nurture your exact customer groups.

Marketing/Storytelling (Module 4)

Learn ways to communicate to the market that will generate potential customers.

Feb 5

Digital Marketing (Module 5)

Where and how do you reach your customers online?

Feb 19

Legal (Module 6)

Basic info on setting up and running your business.

Feb 22

Taxes and Bookkeeping Workshop

Join us for a special taxes and bookkeeping presentation with our guest presenter Briana Williams from Beyond Tax USA, LLC.

Location: Morris Lawrence Building Room 150
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Mar 4

Accounting (Module 7)

Basic info on the financial status of your company.

Mar 18

Lending/Funding (Module 8)

Looking into different financing options for your business.

Mar 27

Digital Marketing Workshop

Learn about SEO, social media and content marketing from Communications and Marketing Specialist Laura O' Connor!

Location: Morris Lawrence Building Room 150
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Apr 1

Pitch Deck (Module 9)

Basic info on building a pitch deck.

Apr 25

Monthly Workshop

Networking, Tradeshows, and Public Relations.

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