Want to Start a Business or Non-Profit, But Don't Know How?

The United States is ranked by the World Bank only 55th for Ease of Starting a Business 

We feel your pain! .... Southeast Michigan SCORE can help.

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Not Sure What Type of Legal Entity to Use?

  • Learn how to form an Michigan LLC - Limited Liability Company Guide to Starting an LLC in Michigan

  • See more below if you are considering a 501C3 Non-Profit

  • We recommend obtaining an EIN for your business from the IRS Get one online at IRS

  • Definitely consider getting Business Insurance for more protection, even though you have a legal entity

  • We also suggest you find the NAICS code for your type of business; the NAICS code is requested by IRS when you file taxes and is useful for market research and financial benchmarking

Wondering about Licenses, Regulations, Trademarks?

Don't Forget about Taxes!

Looking for Funding, Legal Help, Accounting Help?

Marketing: Get Your Business Online Fast & Free and/or Certified!

Considering a 501C3 Non-Profit?

Have More Questions?

List of Startup Resources: 

Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business - Guide created by the MI Small Business Development Center which includes key steps and resources for all business needs

Michigan ELibrary - Provides all MI residents with free access to online resources, books, and articles, which can be useful for conducting market research

Small Business Tax Workshop - Video workshop offered through the IRS to help new business owners understand their federal tax obligations

Write Your Business Plan - Free guide to writing a business plan through SBA

Financing/Startup Funding:

SCORE Guide to choosing the right type of financing for your small business


Starting a Business or Non-Profit in Southeast Michigan - Top Resources