Michigan entrepreneurs: Visit new “one-stop” website for help starting your business

The state of Michigan designed website answers all your questions and offers a free helpline.

People are always looking for great resources to help them plan and start their business. As we all know, the internet is a great source of info, but it is so vast that it is hard to narrow down the many choices. Here’s a great website worth checking out.

The state of Michigan hosts an online service that makes it easier than ever to do business in Michigan. Take a brief tour of the Michigan Business One Stop website where an array of resources and tools are available to help you start and operate a business in Michigan. The resource center includes everything from tips on writing a business plan to financing your business.

Take a moment to check out the "Try Business One Stop" feature where you can create scenarios for starting different types of businesses and learn the state requirements for getting started, including costs and time frames. When you are ready, click the "Log In and Do Business" button for access to a secure area where you can perform a variety of tasks to start and operate your Michigan business, such as tax registration and applying for permits and licenses.

Can’t find answers to your specific questions? Click on "Help" for detailed instructions or contact the Customer Assistance Center at 877-766-1779 where service reps are waiting to take your calls during scheduled business hours.

MSU Extension has had a unique partnership relationship with the regional economic development organization Northern Lakes Economic Alliance for more than 20 years. Recognizing the strength of combining resources, this partnership focuses on economic development, entrepreneurship growth and community infrastructure throughout a four-county region in the northwest Lower Peninsula, specifically Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet counties. As a result, NLEA utilizes resources offered through MSU Extension and the NLEA provides leadership to state-wide programs sponsored by MSU Extension.  

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