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50 Companies to Watch in Michigan
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Award program focused on second-stage enterprises. Sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation. More
Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
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Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is an annual international business plan competition designed to highlight Michigan as a robust and vibrant venue for innovation and business opportunity... More
America's Small Business Development Center Network
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The Centers provide no-cost consulting and low-cost training. Search for one near you by choosing your state in the pull-down menu. More
Ann Arbor SPARK
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Ann Arbor SPARK advances the economic development of innovation-based businesses in the Ann Arbor region by offering programs, resources, and proactive support to business at every stage, from start-u... More
Battle Creek Unlimited
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A community development organization focused on creating an economic development climate to encourage business formation and investments in technology coupled with a continuing supply of real estate w... More
Biz Info Library
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The Biz Info Library (BIL) is a collaboration between the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Edward Lowe Foundation, and the James J. Hill Reference Library to create an online library offering the... More
BPlans.com
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BPlans offers the largest collection (over 100) free sample business plans online. In addition, it has helpful tools and know-how for managing a business. More
Business and Nonprofit Gateway: USA.gov
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Info on buying and selling to the government, starting and growing business, financial help, international trade, taxes, laws and regulations. More
Business Owner's Toolkit
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Thousands of pages of information to help you start, run and grow your business. More
Business Partner Network
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The Business Partner Network is the single source for vendor data for the Federal Government with a search mechanism that provides unprecedented views into several key data bases across Federal Agenci... More
Business Week - Small Biz
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Business Week's section on Small Business provides timely articles about small business concerns/issues. The helpful "How-To" center also has links to BusinessWeek content to help you start, run, and ... More
Business.gov
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Provides info on starting/growing business, legal requirements and government services, how to find loans and grants, green business practices, and much more. More
Buzgate.org: Free Small Business Help
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Search this comprehensive, award winning site by state to find everything you need to start and grow a business. More
Census for Business Research Tutorial
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This 10 minute interactive tutorial from the Library of Congress guides you through the process of researching census data for business research. More
Central Contractor Registration
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Central Contractor Registration (CCR) is the primary registrant database for the U.S. Federal Government. CCR collects, validates, stores, and disseminates data in support of agency acquisition missio... More
Central Michigan University Research Corp.
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CMURC's incubator hosts wet-labs, offices, and business support facilities all in proximity to the intellectual and technological resources of Central Michigan University. More
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
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DEGC is a private non-profit organization dedicated to helping businesses create new jobs and leverage private investment in the City of Detroit by providing technical, financial and development assis... More
E Loft
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The E Loft is a business center in Marquette, Michigan, newly created in 2009 for entrepreneurs as a creative place to do business, share ideas and learn from other successful entrepreneurs. Services ... More
East Lansing Technology Innovation Center
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The TIC in East Lansing was created to provide information services, general office services and workspace to entrepreneurs of innovative technology-based companies in early stages of development or r... More
Economic Development Foundation
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The Economic Development Foundation is a non-profit organization that has been helping small businesses throughout Michigan obtain financing since 1981. Promoting SBA 504 business loans, the Foundatio... More
Edward Lowe Foundation
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The Edward Lowe Foundation in Cassapolis, Michigan embraces the concept of "economic gardening" by focusing on second-stage entrepreneurs and develops and delivers programs and information that help c... More
Enterprise Forum of the Great Lakes
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Meetings of the MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) of the Great Lakes are open to anyone interested in fostering the growth of innovative, high tech companies in Michigan and the Great Lakes region.You ne... More
Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc.
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Helping entrepreneurs and businesses break ground in Jackson County on a new venture or bring and expand a current operation to the area. More
Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan
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The Entrepreneur Institute of Mic-Michigan exists to create opportunities for Mid-Michiganís entrepreneurs by offering business plan development, financial literacy trainings, and access to capital an... More
Entrepreneur.com
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Entrepreneur.com is a free online magazine that provides timely articles about small business concerns and issues. Free business tools are offered to help with business planning including a portal to ... More
Entrepreneurial Communities Program
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The Entrepreneurial Communities program strives to grow Michigan's economy through community-based entrepreneurship; working directly with communities and wide networks of partners to develop those sy... More
Entrepreneurship and Small Business
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MSU libraries provide this research guide for small business and entrepreneurs. Users will find information on business plans, competitor analysis, customer profiles and demographics, local economic... More
ENTREprnr - Entrepreneur Resource Guide
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This regional resource for West Michigan entrepreneurs provides a wealth of information on capital, incubation, and includes advisory support and educational resources. More
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
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The Kauffman Foundation provides news and information on the world of entrepreneurship. Their grant making and operations focuses on advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children ... More
Export-U
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Free topic specific webinars on international trade from getting ready and global market research to financing. More
Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)
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FedBizOpps.gov is the U.S. government's virtual marketplace. No registration is required to post, search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire federal contracting community. More
FindLaw Small Business Center
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FindLaw's Small Business Center provides information and resources for small business owners, and help for entrepreneurs seeking to get a business idea off the ground. Here you can get information on ... More
Franchise Gator
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Research franchise opportunities by industry type, location, initial investment capital required. More
Franchise Opportunities
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Search franchises by combining your choices of industry, state, and investment capital. More
Free Management Library
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The Library provides easy-to-access, clutter-free, comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals, groups and organizations. Content is relevant to the ... More
Great Lakes Entrepreneurs Quest
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A year-round educational program offering classes, training, coaching and mentoring to help entrepreneurs start, develop or accelerate a high-growth business. More
Growing Local Economies - Resources
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Growing Local Economies' free and low cost resources libraries can use to help their small business and entrepreneurial communities. More
Guide to Self-Employment
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A State of Michigan website from the Michigan Rehabilitation Service (MRS) of the Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG) who assists persons with disabilities who are interested in self-employ... More
Inc.com
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The online version of Inc. magazine, Inc.com delivers advice, tools, and services, to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses more successfully. You'll find information and... More
IRS Small Business Resources
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More than just tax information, the IRS Small Business/Self Employed site offers links to industry specific information and resources for starting a business. More
James J. Hill Library
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The James J. Hill Reference Library is a private non-profit business reference library located in St. Paul, MN housing a world-class collection of practical business information resources since 1921 a... More
Jigsaw: Business Directory of Business Contacts and Company Information
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This award winning database is the world's largest compilation of up-to-date, downloadable, and complete contact and company information. With a directory of more than 20 million business contacts and... More
Kauffman eVenturing
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Original articles by entrepreneurs, a blog, how-tos, business templates and more. More
Macomb Incubator: Technology Advancement Smartzone of Sterling Heights
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Focused on creating jobs and advancing the development of defense and homeland security, alternative energy and advanced manufacturing businesses in Macomb and Oakland counties with the City of Sterli... More
Manta
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Manta.com is a tool for finding 45 million free profiles covering large to small companies worldwide and their related industries and products. Their database of easy-to-use customer relationship mana... More
Marketing Plans
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Free examples of successful marketing plans along with guides to conducting market research, advertising fundamentals are among the variety of offerings to help you develop a marketing plan. More
MeL: Investing in Our Future, Saving $72 Million
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MCLS produced this video explaining how MeL's resources serve citizens and businesses and save the state millions of dollars.
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Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
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The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) is the state agency responsible for granting arts and culture awards to Michigan arts and humanities organizations. More
Michigan Entrepreneur TV
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Michigan Entrepreneur is a weekly television talk show featuring businesses from start-up to stellar, as well as organizations that support entrepreneurship and business development. More
Michigan Initiative for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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The goal of MIIE is to create 200 new Michigan start-ups over the next decade, while fostering an atmosphere of entrepreneurship on campuses around the state. Here you'll find applications and informa... More
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