Help for Farmers and Ranchers from USDA and SCORE

Farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses, entrepreneurs & small businesses can receive FREE mentoring, training & resources from SCORE & USDA. Read more

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Infographic: Rural Entrepreneurship

SCORE's latest infographic examines the benefits and challenges of running a small business in rural America. Read more

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Small Towns as Business Incubators

One of the most successful support structures for small business growth in small towns have been business incubators. Learn more. Read more

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Sample Documents For A Non-Profit

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Use the link above to download a word document containing the following: 1. Sample Articles of Incorporation 2. Sample Conflict of Interest Resolution 3. Sample Bylaws   Read more
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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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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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Starting a Tax Exempt Non-Profit in Michigan

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This 14 page booklet provides specific information about starting a Non-Profit in Michigan.  It is produced by the Non-Profit Association of Michigan. Read more

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Planning Tools For Non-Profit Organizations

Article Language: English

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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Legacy Planing for Farm Owners

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You've taken great care of your farm throughout your life. Use this guide to ensure that it's equally well cared for as it passes into other hands. Read more

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Occupational Services Grows With the Help of SCORE

Our mentor has been there since day one. Answering any and all questions that needed attention. Having a wealth of knowledge a call or click away has provided me with knowledge... Read more

Shelby Edward Meyer
President , Superior Screening Services, Inc.
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Opportunities and Obstacles for Rural Entrepreneurs

Article Language: English
August 1, 2019,

When it comes to cultivating entrepreneurship, rural America has the national market cornered. Our latest infographic, “Rural Entrepreneurship” explores how running a business in rural communities differs from their suburban and urban counterparts.

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Infographic: Rural Entrepreneurship

Article Language: English

SCORE's latest infographic examines the benefits and challenges of running a small business in rural America. Read more

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