Michigan Small Business Development Center offering webinar on Artificial Intelligence for small businesses

By: Brendan Losinski | Metro | Published February 17, 2024

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GRAND RAPIDS/METRO DETROIT — Small business owners and the general public are invited to a one-hour, no-cost Michigan Small Business Development Center webinar at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 20, to discuss “Artificial Intelligence for Small Businesses.”

The webinar was created to help small business owners discern AI fact from fiction and cover the potential of AI and its practical applications. The panel discussion will include Michigan SBDC Growth Team Manager Jim McLain, Michigan SBDC Business Growth Consultant Dale Anderson, Michigan SBDC Business Consultant Sarah Forrest

SPACE, Inc. and Director of Marketing and Sustainability Renars Bundzis

Registrants are encouraged to submit questions in advance and during the webinar for a live Q&A session with the panel.

Forrest will conduct a live demonstration tailored for small businesses and will showcase how AI can be integrated into operations, enhancing efficiency and productivity. Bundiz will discuss SPACE, Inc.’s use of AI to efficiently generate qualified leads.

“AI has been a hot topic and new tools are emerging constantly. To many, AI is the ‘wild west’ of technology and there is a lot of experimentation happening,” Michigan SBDC Growth Team Manager Jim McLain said in a press release. “Our goal is to provide an overview of this technology and offer some easy-to-adopt tips on how a small business owner might include it in their operations.”

More information and registration for the webinar are available at https://events.blackthorn.io/en/5Y1bSaM7/g/3m508x45e5/artificial-intelligence-and-small-businesses-webinar-5a1t5YPLGn2/overview

Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business is the host institution for the Michigan SBDC and the Michigan SBDC Growth Team. The Michigan SBDC provides no-cost consulting, business education, market research and technology commercialization to new and existing businesses throughout Michigan’s 83 counties.