Blue Water Angels has educational programs for entrepreneur support and start-up training across Michigan.
The curriculum includes six courses that provide coverage of business planning, financial management, sales and market development along with “bootcamps” where actual hands-on work is done in groups with mentors and subject matter experts. This approach is used in completing business canvases, SWOT analysis, crowdfunding and food safety filings. The courses engage local service providers including legal and accounting, PR, Marketing and Branding, vital assistance needed. Even commercial workshops by equipment producers are integrated in order to provide a continuum of offerings. Much like traditional teaching environments, participants work together and establish a community bond to one another and to the hub (or incubator).