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Thursday, March 20, 2014 - Walsh Business Launch Now Open: Aspiring entrepreneurs can take great ideas and turn them into successful businesses with guidance from experts and faculty.

Plenty of great ideas for businesses abound in Southeast Michigan. The tricky part is building those ideas into successful businesses that feed our economy.

The recent creation of Walsh Institute’s Business Launch (www.walshcollegebusinesslaunch.org) is a program designed to do exactly that – guide rising entrepreneurs through the process of taking their great ideas to the next level: open for business.

Business Launch walks aspiring entrepreneurs through the steps needed to expand an idea into a viable business. Calling on Walsh College’s expert business professionals and faculty, Business Launch provides customized advice and real-time solutions. Combining the expertise and business support services offered by The Walsh Institute and Walsh College, along with select business advisors who are leaders in their industries, Business Launch helps give a solid understanding of small business development toward building successful companies.

“This is exactly the kind of value The Walsh Institute seeks to offer to our community,” says Tara Miceli, Director, Walsh Institute. “Our entire focus is driven by a desire to arm business people with the skills and support to bring their dreams into reality – and to guide hopeful entrepreneurs into taking their great ideas and building strong businesses that feed our economy.”

Registered users of Business Launch have free access to a variety of business resources, including articles, blogs and case studies featuring small- and family-owned business success stories. For $195 per idea, participants can fill out a questionnaire and receive fully customized feedback toward putting their idea into action.

The Walsh Institute is Walsh College’s direct connection to the business community, offering education, networking and skills enhancement with practical application. Providing professional education and certifications, customized training and entrepreneurship guidance, the Walsh Institute seeks to empower entrepreneurs and businesses of every size with the knowledge, skills and support to build business success. Learn at http://www.thewalshinstitute.com.

Founded in 1922 and celebrating over 90 years of business education, we offer 17 business and related technology degree programs at the bachelor's, and master's levels that are responsive to student, employer, and community needs. Walsh is a private, not-for-profit institution offering courses and services at locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, Port Huron, and online.

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