These websites are authoritative resources gathered by librarians to answer your business related questions. If you are unable to locate what you are looking for, or require additional assistance, please visit or call the Help Desk at 269-781-7821 ext. 1000.
Click on the above link to research the products and services needed for businesses of all sizes to operate smoothly and to grow. Included on this site are guides, price comparison tools as well as an extensive business directory.
USA.gov is a centralized one-stop platform, maintained by the government, to make it easier for businesses to access everything related to business. Topics included on this site are: Starting and growing your business, disaster assistance, accessing financing and more.
CNN Money covers a range of business and financial topics including business news, personal finance and investing news.
Forms for Businesses in Michigan
The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs promotes economic development and growth to Michigan businesses. Forms and Publications are available for download from the above link and are organized by type.
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Click on the above link for leading information and authoritative websites regarding marketing, market research, advertising, selling and promotion. Information provided on this site is geared towards business professionals, academics and students of marketing fields.
Michigan Small Business Development Center
Located on Grand Valley State University’s campus, this is one of 12 offices statewide which provides services and support to the Michigan small business community. Prospective and existing business owners can refer to the Center for counseling and training.
Click on the above link for free small business assistance. Help is provided in getting your business off the ground, growing your business and achieving your business goals through education and mentoring.
Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center
The Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center serves small businesses with assets under $10 million and individuals who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2106. Forms and publications, webinars and audio presentations, tax information on starting, operating and closing a business as well as other topics are addressed on this site.
United States Department of Labor
This webpage provides assistance to small business owners in regards to rules and regulations administered by the Department of Labor. A list of agencies, a description of what each agency is in charge of and contact numbers are all provided. Additionally, compliance information is provided by elaws Advisors.
Writing a Business Plan
The U.S. Small Business Association has provided guides to help you develop a business plan. These guides include explanations of what to include in your business plan, how to organize your plan and gives strategies for maximizing your plan. For additional small business assistance please visit SBA’s Home Page.