Business 101 Workshops

We are excited to be offering these FREE Business 101 workshops to small business owners in the Great Lakes Bay Region. If you are looking for support and are in need of finding answers to your everyday business questions, then you are in the right place.

These are FREE workshops but for the month of September, we are asking for a minimum 5 self-care piece donation that we will donate to the ShelterHouse. Each month we will focus on a different local program. You can see a list of the programs on the bottom of this page and each month where we will focus our support. If you are not able to make the workshop but would still like to make a donation, you can drop it off.

Don’t worry if you are unable to make it each week, this registration is for informational purposes only and to send out an overview of the week’s sessions.

Please fill out the information below so we can get an idea of how many people will be joining us. This allows us to reserve the right size of space. Looking forward to meeting you.

Donation locations/programs:


Winter Outer Wear Drive - please bring any gently used winter outer clothing you may have and we will donate it to a homeless shelter. What to bring: boots, coats, hats, mitts, gloves, snow pants - adult sizes. Also consider bringing new in package socks and under garments for both men and women.


Angel Tree sponsorship. Once the angel trees are in place around town, we will choose a minimum of 5 families to sponsor for gifts and dinner. I will update this once we have the families chosen with their specific needs.

Past Donations:


Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network We were able to collect and donate a total of 18.4lbs of food from September 20th workshop. Thank you!

What is the BackPack Buddies Program? The BackPack Buddies program provides a weekend’s worth of nutritional food to Midland County elementary school children who receive free or reduced-price school lunches and who’s families have elected to participate in the program. Each Friday during the school day, these students receive plastic grocery bags filled with food items. The food is provided through a program in partnership with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan. Food items include healthy, easy-to-prepare food for kid-friendly meals, and Midland County EFPN also provides a fresh fruit item each month.


Shelterhouse We are going to focus on their wish list of self care kits. Please bring a minimum of 5 of the following items:

  • Face masks, Foot scrub, Lotions
  • Make-up: Mascara, Eye liner, , Primer, Lip gloss, Eye shadow, etc.
  • Mani/Pedi Kit: Nail polish, Remover, Nail file, Foot scrub
  • Hair Care: Hair brush, Moisturizing hair mask, Curly hair products, Hair gel, Silk bonnet, Wide tooth combs, Scrunchies