Center for Entrepreneurship (CfE)
We connect entrepreneurs and businesses to the resources necessary for them to establish and expand businesses in our region. The CfE acts as the “first stop” for beginning entrepreneurs, guiding them through the idea stage to business plan completion, which includes access to a network of coaches and mentors, pro-bono or low cost service providers, investment capital, entrepreneurship training and more.
Established in 2009, the CfE was formed through conversations among several economic development organizations, community leaders and educational institutions who recognized the need to provide entrepreneurs, coaches, mentors and service providers within a risk-free environment to collaborate, share ideas and solve business problems and grow businesses in South Central Michigan.
Since its inception, the CfE has helped hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs launch their businesses in Southwest Michigan.