An insight into the GLEQ Board - Carol Lopucki

As the State Director for the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Centers (MI-SBTDC), Carol’s work is integral to the economic growth in our state. We have been lucky to have her serving on our board for over a decade, guiding the implementation of our mission to help entrepreneurs succeed.

When asked what advice she has for entrepreneurs she said, “The sea of acronyms that an aspiring entrepreneur swims in can be overwhelming. Be assured, there’s no wrong door. I simply suggest the entrepreneur dive in and make an initial contact, whether that be with GLEQ, the SBTDC, an area Incubator/Accelerator Program, or their area’s Economic Development Organization. We all work in concert in providing assistance and will open the other doors!”

Carol’s passion for the success of entrepreneurs shows in her tireless collaboration with so many other organizations around the state. There’s little doubt that participants in GLEQ programs are positively affected by her dedication and work on our board.