Business Resources

Two people converse at a WMU Haworth Business Job Fair, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Haworth College of Business offers resources for businesses who are searching for consultation and talent.


Small Business Development Center

The southwest Michigan Small Business Development Center, hosted at Western Michigan University and located in Schneider Hall, strives to develop and maintain a comprehensive small business assistance program that provides counseling, training and secondary research services to promote business start-up, growth, innovation and product diversification to the seven counties it serves in Michigan.

Every year, the center works with more than 500 small business clients interested in determining the feasibility, profitability and accessing funding sources for their business ventures. In addition, the center assists University personnel and students in commercializing products and services, gaining access to assistance or submitting grant applications, and promoting the various business plan competitions around the state.

Contact Tamara Davis, regional director, to learn more about the SBDC.

(269) 387-6062 | Email Tamara Davis


Zhang Career Center 

The Zhang Career Center at WMU Haworth ensures business students have the skills to confidently articulate and demonstrate their career readiness to potential employers. The center provides business students with resources and experiences that support their success in the work environment and collaborates with employers on hiring talent for their organizations.

Contact Geralyn Heystek, director of the Zhang Career Center, to find the business talent you need for your company.

(269) 387-2711 | Email Geralyn Heystek