In Michigan’s continuous efforts to rebuild their economy, they focus how best to provide development and growth for the small business owner. As a small business owner launching your business in Michigan, there are many online resources made available just for you.

The Michigan Business Resource Center connects you to business information to start, operate and expand your business in Michigan. Linking you to Michigan’s business and employer tax information, funding resources, and various business support organizations, Michigan Resource Center provides a one stop business resource.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is also great place to start for every small business entrepreneur in Michigan. At low-cost to no-cost, SBDC provides access to certified consultants to navigate you through all aspects of your business. This includes online training workshops, counseling, research and development, strategy and tech development tools to help effectively get your business started.

Detroit Biz Grid connects you to a variety of organizations that will assist mapping out your business plan, securing funding, even finding the best location for your business. Detroit Biz Grid is an online directory of Detroit-focused businesses that provided services such as business planning and strategy tools, funding, real estate assistance, co-working space, and more.

When launching your new business, it is key to build strong connections within the community. Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), a non-profit organization working closely with the City of Detroit, offers a small business program initiative called D2D. D2D connects local companies with local suppliers through tools such as Pure Michigan Connect Database. D2D is focused on building a community of strong businesses.

To have a great business, you need to acquire a great team of employees. Pure Michigan Talent Connect, a collaborative effort with the State of Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency (WDA), the Talent Investment Agency (TIA), and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), provides an online database connecting Michigan job seekers and employers. Pure Michigan Talent Connect is part of the Pure Michigan initiative offered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC.) MEDC’s Pure Michigan initiative serves as Michigan’s marketing arm and lead advocate for business growth, jobs and opportunity, with the focus on helping grow Michigan’s economy.

These are just a few online resources to get you started as a small business owner in Michigan.

This article was written by T. Marie Adams for Small Business Pulse
For more tips and inspiration for small business owners, visit Small Business Pulse Detroit.


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