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2022

Dec

01

Southeast Michigan Power of 100 Happy Hour

Grand Rapids, MI

05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Women working together to succeed.  

100 women can accomplish anything they set out to do.

Not only is this a statement MWF lives by, it’s also the inspiration behind our Power of 100 Women (P100) signature support group.

Here, women give their time, talent and dollars to even the social, financial and professional playing field for Michigan women and girls

Power of 100 Women’s impact speaks for itself. So far, we’ve:

  • Launched the Michigan Women’s MicroLoan Fund to support women-owned businesses
  • Created an ecosystem of resources for women entrepreneurs
  • Advanced the next generation of young women leaders
  • Led the state’s Women’s Agenda

Become one of the Power of 100 Women

The POWER OF 100 WOMEN is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in Michigan by pledging $1,000 per year for a minimum of three years.   We encourage members to play an active role in the organization’s programs and services. Supporters will finance critical programs that improve the lives of Michigan women and girls in our various communities. These funds will:

  • Assisting in the development of business plans and providing practical counsel to those seeking Michigan Women’s MicroLoan Funding 
  • Mentoring new entrepreneurs on their path to self-sufficiency
  • Judging pitch competitions for those advancing new business ideas
  • Sharing experience and expertise at the WomanUp & Learn summit
  • Volunteering at programs for young women and girls


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2022

Dec

07

How to Write a Business Plan and Avoid Getting Stuck in the Planning Process

Online Event, Grand Rapids, MI

01:00 PM to 01:30 PM

You’ve come up with a concrete business idea, but to ensure you make it to your intended destination on your business journey, you need a professional business plan to lay out the path.


In this webinar, our expert presenter will go step-by-step on how to fill out each section, explaining what parts are necessary to get started and which areas can be finished as you continue your business journey.

You’ll learn the following:

  • How to use a business plan as a tool to get started
  • How to avoid getting trapped trying to write the perfect plan
  • Learn which critical sections of the business plan to address first

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2022

Dec

08

Reach Customers Online with Google in 2023

Online Event, Grand Rapids, MI

09:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your business using Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Smart Campaigns in Google Ads. 

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Improve your website’s visibility in Google’s organic search results, on all devices
  • Maximize SEO strategies
  • Attract new prospects with low-cost advertising

Led by Pamela Starr, one of Google’s professional national trainers, this is a can’t miss workshop for every small business owner.

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2022

Dec

08

Small Business Trademark 101 - How to Protect Your Business Brand

Online Event, Grand Rapids, MI

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM


Is your brand name, slogan and logo safe from being stolen? Do you know if your brand name, slogan or logo is unique and isn’t used by another business? Trademarking and registering your brand identifiers can protect them legally and keep you from using names, symbols and phrases that are already claimed.

In this webinar, our expert presenter will explain what all entrepreneurs, small businesses, and start-ups need to know about trademarks.

You’ll learn:

  • What is a trademark, and what can you trademark
  • The benefits of federal trademark registration
  • How to select a trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protectable


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2022

Dec

09

Grow with Google: Reach Customers Online with Google in the New Year

Online Event, Grand Rapids, Michigan

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Led by Pamela Starr, a professional trainer for Grow with Google, this is a presentation all small business owners should attend.

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2022

Dec

10

CENTRO Business Plan Workshop

To Be Determined, Urban Core Collective, Hall Street Southeast, Grand Rapids, MI

09:00 AM to 03:00 PM


MAKE YOUR BUSINESS PLAN IN 6 HOURS!


Class Topics Include:


Mission, Vision, and Values
Personal Finances
Market Analysis
Products and Services
Marketing Strategy
Operations
Business Finance
Business Plan PDF


Class will be in English; the mobile app and facilitators are bilingual in Spanish.

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2022

Dec

13

Can You Start a Business in a Recession?

Online Event, Grand Rapids, MI

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM


What do Uber, Airbnb, Instagram, Venmo, FedEx, Trader Joe’s, Burger King, and Bath & Body Works have in common? They all started and grew during a recession. Economic downturns can be good for business and good for startups.

Are we entering a recession now and can you start a business in a recession? History tells us that the biggest opportunities await in hard times. Markets become hungry for something different, something better, and more efficient.

You’ll learn the following:

  • What are the unique advantages for entrepreneurs in recession times?
  • How do small business owners weather the storm and even flourish?
  • What should I be doing now to prepare or pivot?
  • Why is now a great time to create and find startup investments?

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2022

Dec

15

Starting an E-commerce Business – Tips to Selling Online

Online Event, Grand Rapids, MI

01:00 PM to 02:00 PM


Are you thinking of expanding into or starting an e-commerce business? Selling products online has some unique challenges you must know before taking your first step into e-commerce.

In this webinar, our expert presenter will teach you the basics of selling online, tips on finding customers, how to make your online shop easy to use, and common challenges you should consider when starting an e-commerce business. 

You will learn:

  • Differences between offline and online
  • Finding customers and convincing them to buy
  • Getting orders to customers
  • Payment fees, sales tax and other issues

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2022

Dec

15

West Michigan Power of 100 Happy Hour

Grand Rapids, MI

05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Women working together to succeed.  

100 women can accomplish anything they set out to do.

Not only is this a statement MWF lives by, it’s also the inspiration behind our Power of 100 Women (P100) signature support group.

Here, women give their time, talent and dollars to even the social, financial and professional playing field for Michigan women and girls

Power of 100 Women’s impact speaks for itself. So far, we’ve:

  • Launched the Michigan Women’s MicroLoan Fund to support women-owned businesses
  • Created an ecosystem of resources for women entrepreneurs
  • Advanced the next generation of young women leaders
  • Led the state’s Women’s Agenda

Become one of the Power of 100 Women

The POWER OF 100 WOMEN is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of women and girls in Michigan by pledging $1,000 per year for a minimum of three years.   We encourage members to play an active role in the organization’s programs and services. Supporters will finance critical programs that improve the lives of Michigan women and girls in our various communities. These funds will:

  • Assisting in the development of business plans and providing practical counsel to those seeking Michigan Women’s MicroLoan Funding 
  • Mentoring new entrepreneurs on their path to self-sufficiency
  • Judging pitch competitions for those advancing new business ideas
  • Sharing experience and expertise at the WomanUp & Learn summit
  • Volunteering at programs for young women and girls