Ann Arbor SPARK Releases SPARK-Ed Video Education Series for Entrepreneurs, Business Owners

Apr 22, 2015, 14:40 ET from Ann Arbor SPARK

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK recently launched a new video series designed to provide critical information and education to business owners. The SPARK-Ed series' first installment, launched in time to support startups going through its Entrepreneur Boot Camp program, is a four-part look at what entrepreneurs need to know about starting a business.

Featuring Bill Mayer, Ann Arbor SPARK vice president, entrepreneur services, this first installment of SPARK-Ed covers Starting a Business, Business Plan Basics, Perfect Pitch, and The Value of Entrepreneurship. Throughout the series, Mayer offers expert and tactical advice that entrepreneurs can use as they start and grow their business.

"When we considered the most common entrepreneurial opportunities, it became increasingly clear that while every startup is different, they share so many of the same challenges," said Donna Doleman, senior vice president, operations and communications, Ann Arbor SPARK. "Ann Arbor SPARK is in a unique position to offer expertise and education that are valuable to a wide range of companies. The SPARK-Ed videos – that can be watched at someone's leisure and offer the type of advice that most startups and businesses need – fill a need in our region and are a great resource."

Ann Arbor SPARK plans to release new SPARK-Ed videos throughout 2015, including a series focused on resources available within the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

For more information on SPARK-Ed and other video resources available through Ann Arbor SPARK, visit

About Ann Arbor SPARK
Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is advancing the region by encouraging and supporting business acceleration, attraction and retention. The organization identifies and meets the needs of business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations. Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with business, academic, government, and community investor partners including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, Washtenaw County etcs/Michigan Works!, the City of Ann Arbor, Bank of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. For more information, please call (734) 761-9317 or visit