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Business Education

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Learning opportunities for startup founders and small business owners

20Fathoms regularly offers workshops and classes for entrepreneurs interested in gaining new knowledge and skills that will help them take the next steps to building a successful business.


20Fathoms hosts monthly lunch-and-learns on a range of topics to help you start and grow your business. These events are free, open to the public, feature presenters who are experts in their field, and are designed to give you new tips and tools that you can implement right away. Past topics have included customer discovery, sales, legal considerations, access to capital, and innovation culture.

Business Essentials Course

Designed especially for tech-based businesses, this is a 9-week course to help launch your business. Participants will attend weekly virtual classes, meet experts and mentors, access valuable resources, learn alongside peers, and attend optional in-person networking events. The course is hosted by 20Fathoms in partnership with Northwestern Michigan College.

Find other education opportunities

Several of our community partners also provide high-quality education for entrepreneurs.

Offering business, leadership, and technical courses and certificates to give you the skills and expertise to build a successful business.

Visit NMC Extended Education

Find no-cost and low-cost webinars and workshops. You’ll receive practical guidance and learn more about running and growing your small business.

Visit Michigan SBDC

Providing affordable small business workshops. Learn how to start your business and discover tools that will help your business grow.

Visit SCORE Traverse City
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