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Business Owners Idea Cafe

Business Owners Idea Cafe

At Idea Cafe, we’re passionate about helping our fellow small business owners every way we possibly can. So we’re digging into our own pockets to make cash awards to deserving entrepreneurs. Learn More Read More
Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher

The EILEEN FISHER supports innovative, women-owned companies that are beyond the start-up phase and ready to expand their business and their potential for positive social and environmental impact. Learn More Read More
SBA Loan Programs

SBA Loan Programs

SBA offers a variety of loan programs for very specific purposes. Take some time to study the programs described in this section, to see if you qualify to participate. Learn More Read More
SBA Linc

SBA Linc

Connecting Borrowers with SBA Approved Lenders Learn More Read More
Blueprint Collaborative

Blueprint Collaborative

Blueprint Collaborative is an exciting co-working and incubator space specifically for high-performing entrepreneurs and small businesses focusing in the Construction, Real Estate, and Design industry. Are you tired of your current job, and ready Read More
Kitchen 242

Kitchen 242

Kitchen 242 is a commercial kitchen in downtown Muskegon located at the Muskegon Farmers Market on Western Avenue next to the Post Office. The kitchen provides a rent-able facility for food business entrepreneurs to prepare their products in a Read More
Belle Michigan

Belle Michigan

The BELLE Michigan Fund, LP is an early stage investment fund building great companies in Michigan, the Midwest, and other regions. We provide a premier source of human and financial capital to women-led companies. We look for capital-efficient Read More
SBA Business Plan

SBA Business Plan

A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success. This living document generally projects 3-5 years ahead and outlines the route a company intends to take to grow revenues. Learn More Read More
Baird Capital

Baird Capital

Baird Capital’s Venture Capital team partners with entrepreneurs to build innovative, high-growth companies within the Technology & Services and Healthcare sectors. Learn More Read More
Accelerate Michigan

Accelerate Michigan

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is open to any early stage business — from anywhere in the world. We’re looking for companies that have a strong technology or concept and serious growth potential. If you think that $500,000 would Read More
Beringea

Beringea

Beringea is a private equity firm with more than 25 years of investing experience in a range of sectors. Learn More Read More
BioStar Ventures

BioStar Ventures

BioStar Ventures is a strategic venture capital partnership focused on accelerating value creation for medical device and connected health technologies in cardiovascular and orthopedic medicine. Learn More Read More
Bridge Street Capital

Bridge Street Capital

Bridge Street Capital is connecting profitable growth companies to the private equity capital we manage. Learn More Read More
Capital Community Angel Investors

Capital Community Angel Investors

Capital Community Angel Investors is a small group of Greater Lansing angel investors who help entrepreneurs succeed by providing them with early-stage capital. Our members invest their dollars and experiences into Michigan-based start-up and early Read More
The Factory

The Factory

The Factory is a coworking community in Grand Rapids especially suited for freelancers, small teams, and gatherings. Learn More Read More
Warehaus Holland

Warehaus Holland

At the Warehaüs we believe that giving small companies and freelancers the opportunity to work in a social environment encourages innovation and collaboration. At Warehaus, we have a receptionist, comfortable work areas with the option of furnished Read More
The Muskegon Innovation Hub

The Muskegon Innovation Hub

The Muskegon Innovation Hub (the Hub) is a business innovation center that provides coaching, funding, networking, and a synergistic work environment to help businesses and entrepreneurs maximize their growth potential. We are a key partner in the Read More
SCORE Business Plans for Established Business

SCORE Business Plans for Established Business

The real value of creating a business plan is not in having the finished product in hand; rather, the value lies in the process of researching and thinking about your business in a systematic way. Learn More Read More
Aria Ventures

Aria Ventures

Aria Ventures provides critical early stage development services in a unique model that is completely performance-driven. Learn More   Read More
Amherst Fund

Amherst Fund

Amherst Fund team seeks to contribute more to the operating company than just financial capital. We invest only when we can partner with a management team to purposefully set and diligently execute a strategy that makes the most of the market Read More
SCORE Webinars

SCORE Webinars

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years. Learn More Read More
Arbor Partners

Arbor Partners

Arbor Partners provides access to long-term capital, experienced support and an extensive network of strategic contacts to entrepreneurs who share our commitment to building tomorrow’s great technology companies. Learn More Read More
Augment Ventures

Augment Ventures

Augment invests in passionate teams that are working on products and solutions to solve real problems. We work alongside entrepreneurs to recruit first customers, build national and international alliances and hire talent to strengthen operational Read More
Apjohn Ventures

Apjohn Ventures

Apjohn Ventures Fund is a new venture capital firm based in Kalamazoo, Michigan established to invest primarily in early-stage life sciences companies across the Midwest. Learn More   Read More
SBA Learning Center

SBA Learning Center

SBA’s suite of tools can help you at any stage of your business venture. From initial counseling and business planning to contracting with the government and finding seminars to grow your business – there’s something for every Read More
SCORE Business Plans for Startups

SCORE Business Plans for Startups

Our business plans are suitable for all types of businesses. Use them as is or modify for your company. We’re here to help. Learn More Read More
Can-Do Kitchen

Can-Do Kitchen

Providing commercial kitchen space, food business incubation, and workshops to entrepreneurs. Learn More Read More
City of Grand Rapids Business Guide

City of Grand Rapids Business Guide

This guide includes resources and City requirements for a typical business and may not be exhaustive. Learn More Read More
Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Are you thinking about filing a patent? Are you trying to understand other areas of intellectual property – i.e., copyrights and trademarks? This questionnaire will guide you though the steps of understanding and protecting your intellectual Read More
Trademarks, Service Marks and Insignia

Trademarks, Service Marks and Insignia

The distinctions between a trademark, service mark and trade name are important in understanding the functions each serves. Learn More Read More
Downtown Market Grand Rapids

Downtown Market Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market is home to 21 indoor market vendors, 2 full service restaurants, monthly outdoor market events, hands-on cooking classes, private event venues, a state-of-the-art incubator kitchen, rooftop greenhouses, and more Read More
Facility Kitchens

Facility Kitchens

Commercial Rental Kitchen for licensed food production in west Michigan. Learn More Read More
SCORE Finding a Mentor

SCORE Finding a Mentor

We stand ready to help you succeed! Choose from the three options below to connect with a mentor. Learn More Read More
Opportunity Youth

Opportunity Youth

Opportunity youth are the 6.7 million young Americans who are out of school and out of work. We have a unique opportunity to match these young people who are ready and willing to work with employers who need their help to build and secure their Read More
Young Entrepreneurs

Young Entrepreneurs

The Young Entrepreneurs Essential Guide to Starting a Business will help you learn how to start out as a young entrepreneur. Learn More Read More
Size Up

Size Up

SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors, and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise. Learn More Read More
2017 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

2017 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

Social media platforms are forever changing the image sizes and formats, so to keep you all updated I have re-created the 2016 social media image sizes cheat sheet and updated it to 2017. Learn More Read More
Social Media Cheat Sheet 5.0

Social Media Cheat Sheet 5.0

A Marketer’s Guide to Today’s Platforms Learn More Read More
Business USA

Business USA

BusinessUSA implements a “no wrong door” approach for small businesses and exporters by using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or Read More
SBA Local Assistance

SBA Local Assistance

A map of all local business assistance in Michigan. Learn More Read More
SBA Resource Guide

SBA Resource Guide

Getting help to start, market and manage your business. Learn More Read More
Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center

The Small Business Resource Center is located on the Lower Level of our Main Library and provides the timely and reliable business information you need to start, manage, and grow your business. Learn More Read More
Score Business Planning Tools for Nonprofits

Score Business Planning Tools for Nonprofits

This guide is about a great American institution and a powerful agent for change: the non-profit charitable organization. Learn More Read More
The Michigan Small Business Development Center’s

The Michigan Small Business Development Center’s

The Michigan Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. Learn More Read More
Chase for Business

Chase for Business

Make the most of every opportunity with resources to guide you. We’re here to help you manage your money today and tomorrow. Learn More Read More
Small Biz Daily

Small Biz Daily

Understanding the difference between personal and business credit is step one. Watch to understand the importance of the D&B D-U-N-S Number, the basics of D&B scores and ratings, and clear up misconceptions about business credit to help Read More
Start or Grow a Business in Michigan

Start or Grow a Business in Michigan

Find all the government programs and advisors to help you expand, export, or open a business here. Learn More Read More
Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs

Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program are two competitive grant programs that ensure the nation’s small, high-tech, innovative businesses are a significant part of the Read More
Grants.gov

Grants.gov

Apply for grants by creating a workspace. Workspace enables you and your colleagues to fill out web forms and apply together. Learn More Read More
Explore Government Contracting

Explore Government Contracting

Grants.gov offers help with finding and applying for federal grants. Learn More Read More
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