Business Development Center Newsletter
August 2013 
Business Development Center 

The BDC is devoted to advancing corporate business interests and economic development in Southeast Michigan.  We provide solutions for organizations to create, expand, and advance their business.



Check out our website at or contact our office at 734-462-4438.  

Upcoming Opportunity-Meet the Buyers: A Procurement Matchmaking Event



The 5th Annual Meet the Buyers event will provide unprecedented opportunities for small businesses to meet with key agency personnel and understand how to do business with those government agencies. The program unites education, networking, key resources and procurement representatives from Federal, State and Local sectors.


Meet agency buyers, understand buying requirements and how to get into the buying system A great way to introduce your company, your products and/or services and get exposure


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Schoolcraft to welcome Disney Institute Seminar
 in Healthcare 

On Mon., Sept. 16, Schoolcraft College's Continuing Education and Professional Development department welcomes the Disney Institute and its one-day seminar on Building a Culture of Healthcare Excellence.  Engaging Disney Institute professional facilitators will share Disney strategies and philosophies used by its businesses all around the world, and how those key insights have been applied to numerous organizations in the healthcare industry. This seminar will teach how to create a sustainable culture of service that can lead to a competitive edge for healthcare organizations. While it isn't the first time this seminar has been offered in Metro Detroit, it will mark the very first time it's being offered to a public audience. Registration is currently underway. Space is limited.   


For more information call (734) 462-4448 or e-mail

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Schoolcraft Continuing Education Department to offer Advanced CATIA classes



Are you in need of practical, hands-on experience beyond basic CATIA training? CATIA (Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application) is a multi-platform CAD/CAM/CAE modeling software written in the C++ programming language. This fall Schoolcraft College's Continuing Education and Professional Development department will offer an advanced class for those looking to gain more experience with this type of software. Understand how to approach design tasks to balance the design development process with modeling techniques to create efficient and robust parametric models. Learn how to design plastic part models to meet manufacturing requirements.  If you are interested or looking to obtain more details, please call (734) 462-4448.
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Upcoming BDC Events 



Please click on class title below for more information. 

Online registration is available for most classes. 



Government Contracting 101 


 Government Marketing Strategies 


Meet the Buyers 


Entrepreneur Series


Writing a Business Plan


Starting a Business


Cooking Up a Successful Food Related Business  



Looking for more classes?   

Click here for course info at Schoolcraft College

or call 734-462-4448 for CEPD (Continuing Education & Professional Development)

Michigan Cyber Summit 2013
Hosted By Michigan Governor Rick Snyder

The Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 is a follow up event to the sold out Michigan Cyber Summit 2011, hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, which served as the national launch of the October 2011 National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

The main conference is scheduled for October 25th, with invitation-only activities taking placethe evening of October 24th.  


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Northwood University to offer programs on site at Schoolcraft College

To further meet the demand of aspiring business students throughout southeast Michigan, Northwood University has moved its Livonia program center onsite to Schoolcraft College's VisTaTech Center at 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia.

The VisTaTech Center is home to Schoolcraft College's award-winning Business Development Center which aligns strategically with Northwood University's mission to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society.


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