Michigan’s Economic Development Corporation publishes their Guide to Starting a Small Business online. This guide will take you through the complete process of opening a business in Michigan. Begin with writing a business plan, registering your business, and filling out the forms necessary. Then move on to financing options, hiring employees, marketing tools, and basic management techniques. The guide can answer many questions you may have about business start-up in Michigan. Small Business Outreach, another program of the MEDC, works with various state agencies and small businesses to promote relationships that will help small business ventures succeed.
The Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center offers guidance, training, and research to new businesses. The Readiness Assessment Tool is an interactive program that will take you through the steps you’ll need to know when starting your business. The process will also assess what help you may need as you get closer to opening.
Below are more links that will assist you in navigating through Michigan’s business resources and regulations.
State Website: http://www.michigan.gov/
Business Resources: http://www.michigan.gov/som/0,4669,7-192-29943---,00.html
Chamber of Commerce: http://www.michamber.com/
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