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*.

Free College Classes

Free Library

The Importance of Environmental Awareness When Running a Business

Starting a Business – Tools and Resources

NAICS Code search and Size standards

Business Plans

Business Entity Types

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

Business License

Business Disaster Recovery Planning Guide

Finance

  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

   Angellist

Bankrate article for the female entrepreneur

  Crowdfunder

  From Friending to Funding Collaborative Funding

  Fundable

  Grants

  Kickstarter

  List of Venture Capital in Michigan

  Loans

 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

Marketing

  Advertising Plan Example

  Advantages and Disadvantages of Various Advertising
Mediums

  Gaebler.com 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

Industry Statistics

Industry Trends

Market Research Tutorial

Market Segments

Michigan Electronic Library

MIT Library – Marketing

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

Small Business Facts

www.smbtn.com/smallbusinessfacts

Statistics by Zip code

Tech Industry Statistics By the Numbers

U.S. Census

VALS Survey

Small Business Resources

SBA.Gov

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

BusinessUSA

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

Entrepreneurship.org

Investing in a Business

Gaebler.com Resources for Entrepreneurs

How to Do Things.com – Entrepreneur

IdeaCafe Small – Business Ideas

Find Law Small Business Resources

Michigan Women’s Marketplace

MoreBusiness, Your OneStop Small Business Resource Center

National Federation of Independent Business, The Voice of Small Business

National Retail Federation

SCORE

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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