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


  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

  Unlocking the secrets of a Proxy Statement

Finding Financing

Bankrate article for the female entrepreneur

 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

  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

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

Edward Lowe Foundation – Second Stage Entrepreneurs, Resource Center

Encyclopedia of Small Business Articles

Entrepreneurship Resources

Investing in a Business Resources for Entrepreneurs

IdeaCafe Small – Business Ideas

Find Law Small Business Resources

Women’s Business Resources

National Federation of Independent Business, The Voice of Small Business

National Retail Federation


Small Business Association of Michigan

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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