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One Page Business Plans: Simple and Highly Effective

Learn how to write a complete business plan in the equivalent of 29 tweets (or less) on a single page using keywords and short phrases. Read more

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Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more

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5 Reasons Your Startup Needs a Business Plan

Doing some pre-startup homework and crafting a business plan now will make your life post-startup so much easier. Read more

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Why A Strong Small Business Brand Matters And How To Build One

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  As you start your business, establishing your identity in your market and building your brand need to be among your top priorities. Branding, branding, branding. You’ll hear... Read more
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How To Make Writing a Business Plan Less Intimidating

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Are you intimidated by the thought of writing a business plan? Too many entrepreneurs let their fear stop them from writing one. Know that the benefits are well worth the effort.... Read more

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Our Regional Partners

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For Profit VS Not for Profit Checklist

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If you are debating about whether your new organization should be a for profit or a not for profit organization.  This check list will help you decide. Read more

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Checklist for Starting a For Profit Business in Southwest Michigan

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This document walks you through the steps for starting a for profit business in Southwest Michigan. It includes URLs for the various websites you will want to visit. While a few... Read more
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Grant and Funding Sources for Nonprofits

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This is a list of various websites, with explanations, providing assistance for finding sources of funding and/or how to go about preparing a funding request.  Read more

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NONPROFIT - Checklist for Forming a Nonprofit in Michigan

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This is a check list of the steps involved in starting a nonprofit in Michigan. Other documents that will be helpful are "Starting a Tax Exempt Non-Profit in Michigan" and "... Read more

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Planning Tools For Non-Profit Organizations

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This is a very helpful booklet for entrepreneurs who are trying to start a non-profit or who are involved in the operation of a non-profit. Read more

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Simple Steps for STARTING a Business

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This booklet will help you develop a plan for your business.  Read more

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Key Questions for Clients to Consider and Factor into their Business Plan

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These questions are the key things an entrepreneur needs to think through as they develop a plan for their business.  They apply equally to for profit business and not for profit... Read more

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Starting a Business in 2022: What to Know

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January 12, 2022,

Make sure you know how to start a company in 2022 with these simple steps.

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