2018-09-13 / Business

In brief

Cyber Security is a BIG Issue for SMALL Business

FLINT — Most small businesses don’t think they’re worth a hacker’s time so they ignore the threat of a cyber-attack. Join us for “Small Business, Big Threat” as we discuss what cyber security is and its importance to your small business on Sept. 13 from 2:30-4 p.m. at The Ferris Wheel, located at 615 Saginaw St., Flint, 48502. Each person attending must register at: https://clients.sbdcmichigan.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=60380070.

This event is presented by The Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC) and co-sponsored by U of M Flint Innovation Center. MI-SBDC is a statewide organization funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the SBA, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and through local host support.

The MI-SBDC assists any small business to launch, grow, innovate, or transition. The I-69 Trade Corridor MI-SBDC regional office is located in Flint at Kettering University. Details: Call 810-762-9660. — G.G.

Business classes, competition

FLINT — UM-Flint’s business bootcamp, [IN] on the Road, is starting a new session in October. Learn how to start and grow your business from UM-Flint faculty and staff and local entrepreneurs. The sessions will culminate in a pitch competition on November 8th. Thanks to generous support from The Harding Foundation, we are able to offer this at no charge to teens and adults. Dinner and curriculum provided. Please register here: umflint.edu/outreach/road. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1867814113303246/ or contact Paula Nas at pnas@umflint.edu P.S.

Medicare workshop

FLINT — Barnett Financial and Tax will be hosting a free public workshop on the topic of Medicare on Tuesday Sept. 25. Guest speakers Gwynn Sharick-Elberson and Joanne Giardini-Russell from Boomer Health Group are Medicare Specialists and they will be providing a wealth of information on the topic. There will be two presentations, one at 10 a.m. and another at 6 p.m. The seminars will be located at 8323 Office Park Drive. These representatives will also be available on Wednesday to those who attended a presentation and would like to meet to discuss their specific situation. — P.S.

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