A gateway to success

EntrepreneurshipThe WSCC Business Opportunity Center (BOC) is a gateway for entrepreneurs to find resources through a single entity, saving time, frustration and start-up costs. We are a communication vehicle for organizations that provide entrepreneur services to learn about each other’s programs, create a referral system, and avoid duplication of services, creating a cohesive and efficient “continuum of care” for entrepreneurs.

The BOC is also a catalyst for ensuring the next generation of entrepreneurs is being introduced to the concept of business ownership at an early age, and our existence lends credibility to the community’s claim to be entrepreneur-driven.

Services offered by the BOC include:

  1. One-on-one business counseling for start-ups and existing businesses

  2. Training and technical assistance in starting a business

  3. MI-SBTDC & SCORE Partners

  4. Seminars, workshops and courses on a wide variety of business topics

Virtual Business Incubator West Shore Inventor/Entrepreneur Network WIN


Introduction to Entrepreneurship Class

Offered as needed Lecture-3 (3 credit hrs/ 3 contact hrs) The entire process of originating a business will be studied from identifying opportunities to completing a business plan to get you started. Key topics will include: start-up options, forms of business ownership, financing a new venture, financial management, selecting a location, marketing, regulatory compliance, and understanding fundamental principles of business. Register for this class at my.westshore.edu

More resources:

Referral to specialized advisors/mentors

A business resource center - located in the William M. Anderson Library in the Schoenherr Campus Center. 

Internet access for business research

Use of facilities such as Conference Rooms, Smart Rooms, Training Facilities, Office Space, Office Equipment, Wifi, Manufacturing Labs, etc.

Click here for many more business resource links.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Crystal Young, Director, Business Opportunity Center (231) 843-5731 or cyoung2@westshore.edu