Make It Real

Registration for Make it Real is now closed. Keep an eye on our newsletter and social media for more information on our Fall 2023 Make it Real event!

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, which includes:

  • A curated open access library of videos and microlearning resources focused on six entrepreneurship topics,
  • Individual coaching,
  • In-person workshops based around your business industry.


Anyone is welcome to register at any time over the course of the series January through April. But viewing all sessions is strongly encouraged! Those who view and provide input are eligible for special prizes.


A series of microlearning resources providing guidance for your entrepreneurial projects, individualized coaching, and industry-based workshops.


Microlearning online resources will be shared with you twice a month, along with questions to ponder to reflect on your experience and what you've learned about entrepreneurship.

One-on-one check-in appointments can be held virtually or in-person.

The workshops will be held in-person on WCC’s campus.


Date Description
January 18 What does an entrepreneur do? & Business Planning – Learn techniques to generate, develop, and communicate new ideas.
February 1 Customer Differentiation – Learn ways to identify and nurture your exact customer groups.
February 15 Marketing/Storytelling – Learn ways to communicate to the market that will generate potential customers.
February 20 - March 6 Check-ins with EC team. Virtual or in-person.
March 1 Digital Marketing – Where and how do you reach your customers online?
March 15 Lending/Funding – Looking into different financing options for your business.
April 19 and April 26 Complete your training by attending FREE in-person workshops based on your industry of choice in April. The sessions will be held in classrooms on WCC's campus, and facilitated by experts in their industries.
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Washtenaw Community College students are supported by scholarship and a Student Emergency Fund (SEF), both operated from the Washtenaw Community College Foundation (WCCF). For more than 30 years, WCCF has provided more than 10,000 scholarships so that students can achieve their dream of getting an education. Some students who have received support transfer to four-year colleges, others earn certificates and enter the workforce. Scholarship and SEF help break down student barriers to earning their education. WCCF invites you to make gift in support of the Entrepreneurship Center, Scholarship or SEF.

Make an Optional Donation (Be sure to list the Entrepreneurship Center for your gift designation).