Small Business Resources

Operating a small business can be challenging, but this is a great time to open a small business. This website has been set up to offer you tools and sources of information to make it easier to operate your business, to attract new customers, and to successfully reach your business goals*.

The Importance of Environmental Awareness When Running a Business

Women Starting a Business – Tools and Resources

NAICS Code search and Size standards

Business Plans – Sample Plans

Business Entity Types

(Sole Proprietorship, LLC, Partnership, S Corporation, C Corporation)


Mortgage Calculator

Dictionary of Money and Investing

Beginner’s Guide to Financial Statement

How to Read an Annual Report

How to Read a Prospectus: a guide for beginning investors

Business Insurance Guide for Small Business – 10 Steps to Making Your Small Business Stand Out

Small Business Tax Help

Unlocking the secrets of a Proxy Statement

Finding Financing



Federal Government Grants

From Friending to Funding Collaborative Funding



List of Venture Capital in Michigan

On Deck

SBA Funding Programs

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program funds Research and Development (R&D) that has the potential for commercialization.

National Venture Capital Association


Advertising Plan Example

Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Advertising Mediums Marketing Resources for Entrepreneurs

The Publicity Hound (Tips of the Week Newsletter)

Marketing Plans

Marketing Plan Tutorial

Research and Statistics

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Cayenne Consulting – The Entrepreneur’s Library – Market Research Tools

Dun & Bradstreet

Epodunk: The Power of Place

Free College Classes

Free Library

Industry Statistics

Industry Trends

Market Research Tutorial

Market Segments

Michigan Electronic Library

MIT Library – Marketing

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

Small Business Facts

Statistics by Zip code

Tech Industry Statistics By the Numbers

U.S. Census

VALS Survey

Small Business Resources


AllBusiness, A D&B Company – Small Business Articles and resources


Buzgate – America’s Small Business Assistance Network

Choose What, Helping Small Businesses Make Big Choices

Edward Lowe Foundation – Second Stage Entrepreneurs, Resource Center

Encyclopedia of Small Business Articles

Entrepreneurship Resources

Investing in a Business Resources for Entrepreneurs

How to Do – Entrepreneur

IdeaCafe Small – Business Ideas

Michigan Women’s Marketplace

MoreBusiness, Your OneStop Small Business Resource Center

National Federation of Independent Business, The Voice of Small Business

National Retail Federation


Small Business Association of Michigan

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Small Business Government Resources

Michigan Economic Development

OSHA for Small Business

Score – Service Corps of Retired Executives

Small Business Administration

Small Business Information Center

State of Michigan

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Center

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