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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Black entrepreneur mixer event Tuesday night was aimed at getting small businesses the boost they need.

Grand Rapids can be a lucrative city when it comes to programs to get information and money into the hands of Black entrepreneurs.

“To work with us there is no cost at all,” explained Ed Garner, regional director of the West Michigan Small Business Development Center.

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Whether you are starting out or growing your business, the West Michigan SBDC has a team ready to meet your needs. SBDC does three major things for businesses. First is consultancy.

“This is a statewide network so we have access to any consultant in the network so if we don’t know something we can reach out to our folks across the state and get answers for you,” Garner said.

Secondly, SBDC focuses on market research.

“We use graduate students since we are at a university, Grand Valley State …

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