Is Your Business Sustainable?

Ever vigilant for the business community, the Cornerstone Alliance’s team at the Women’s Business Center will team up this month with the Michigan Small Business Development Center to show small businesses how best to measure their own viability and sustainability in the work-a-day world of Michigan’s Great Southwest.

Any small business operator who has been open for at least two years is eligible to sign on for a special workshop session at the Western Michigan University Southwest Campus at 2785 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor on Wednesday, January 18th for answers to the question, “Is Your Business Sustainable?”

Led by Carolyn Rourke, a growth consultant with the Michigan Small Business Development Center, the course will cover important topics including:

  • Sales Forecasting-How you will sell, forecast tracking, estimate unit sales, costs versus expenses
  • Profitability-Fixed versus variable costs, gross profit, net income
  • Sustainable-Break even, working capital and proactive management

The cost for the workshop is $20.00. Pre-registration is required, and the deadline to register is Friday, January 13, 2017.

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You can register by clicking the link below. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for qualified Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance and Microloan clients. For more information on this workshop, you can email Patricia Flourry at or call 269.925.6100.

Here’s the link for registration:

Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services (CASBS) provides technical, business, and financial assistance to small businesses with emphasis on income disadvantaged and women owned businesses. The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance and Microloan Program are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Dubelsa Mata at 269.925.6100.

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