• Business Consultant

    Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
    Job Description
    SBDC Business Consultant Job Opening
    Haworth College of Business, WMU
    This person would provide high quality business counseling and training services for small business clients. Responsible for providing counseling, training, research and technical assistance services to small business owners, would-be entrepreneurs, and to individuals and firms. Responsible for one-on-one client counseling as well as maintenance of confidential client records and program performance. Provides significant outreach for the region's seven-county service area. 
    Assists with the design and delivery of training programs sponsored by the Small Business Development Center in the Haworth College of Business (SBDC-HCOB.)

    - Develops and manages a client pipeline to provide in-depth one-on-one consulting assistance to preventure, startup and existing business owners.

    - Assists clients in accessing capital through both traditional and non-traditional funding institutions. Assists with preparing business loan proposals, structured narrative business plans, extensive and detailed financial projections, collateral documentation, equipment lists, resumes, and other documents as required.

    - Builds and maintains relationships with small business support organizations, financial institutions, consultants, and other public and private sector business resource partners who have the ability to assist the client.

    - Develops and delivers MI-SBDC workshops to preventure and existing business owners as needed on business start-up fundamentals and other relevant business topics. 

    - Advises on business finance and assists clients in determining financial needs and potential funding sources including local and federal loan programs such as the SBA, MEDC, community gap financing programs, venture capital, crowd funding and angel funding.

    - Manages an inclusive service area client portfolio to assure attendance at scheduled appointment times, meaningful progress by client and counselor by follow-through, follow-up and capture impact validation. 
    - Establishes and maintains detailed electronic records of client assistance in the client management system in accordance with MI-SBDC policies and procedures.

    - Obtains established metrics of consulting hours and economic impact goals (capital formation, business starts, jobs created, jobs retained and sales increase).   

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