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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Alpena/Region 3
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Alpena Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Ann Arbor
Center for Empowerment and Economic Development
Provides start-up and expansion business loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Michelle Richards...View details

Ann Arbor
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Cadillac
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Detroit
Michigan Minority Business Development Council (MMBDC)
MMBDC is a membership based, privately funded, non-profit, corporate services organization that provides procurement opportunities to Corporate Members and certified Minority Business Enterprises...View details

Detroit
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Detroit
Small Business Administration (SBA) Michigan District Office
Works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation....View details

Escanaba/Region 1
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Escanaba Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Flint/Region 6
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Flint Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women
Offers long-term training and counseling and also provides training in economic self-sufficiency and asset building through its Individual Development Account program. Contact: Rita VanderVen,...View details

Grand Rapids
Kent Area MicroBusiness Loan Services
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Edward L. Garner...View details

Grand Rapids
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Grand Rapids/Region 7
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Harrison/Region 4
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Harrison Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Holland
Lakeshore 504
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Holland
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Kalamazoo
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Kalamazoo Area
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Kalamazoo Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Kalamazoo/Region 11
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Kalamazoo Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Lansing
Michigan Certified Development Company
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Lansing/Region 8
Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Marquette
Northern Economic Initiative Corp
Northern Initiatives is a private, non-profit community development corporation that provides tailored business solutions to advance and connect rural communities and their economies....View details

Muskegon
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Petoskey
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Pontiac
Oakland County Business Finance Corporation (OCBFC)
The OCBFC acts as an agent to analyze, package and submit loan requests under the SBA 504 loan program. The OCBFC also acts as the serviceing agent for the approved loans. The purpose of the...View details

Saginaw
Saginaw Economic Development Corporation
Provides small loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. ...View details

Traverse City
Rural Michigan Intermediary Relending Program, Inc
Provides small loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. ...View details

Traverse City
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE mentors provide free & confidential business mentoring through local Chapters or Online Counseling . SCORE helps entrepreneurs develop business plans, explore growth opportunities...View details

Traverse City/Region 2
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Traverse City Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Ypsilanti
Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MISBTDC)
MISBTDC enhances Michigan's economic well-being by providing counseling, training, research and advocacy for new ventures, existing small businesses and innovative technology companies. With...View details

Ypsilanti/Region 12
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Ypsilanti Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Ypsilanti/Region 9
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Ypsilanti Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Economic Development Foundation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Statewide
Michigan Business One-Stop
Michigan Business One Stop is a resource center focused on making it easy to start and operate a business in Michigan by facilitating navigation to an an array of resources and tools. Resources...View details

Statewide
Small Business Administration(SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)
OVBDs mission is to assist veterans, service-disabled veterans, reserve component members, and their dependents or survivors by helping them to learn about, access and effectively utilize all...View details

Statewide
Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) Michigan State Office
The MI-SBTDC works with start-up and existing business owners providing free counseling services on issues such as business planning, registering a business, financing, regulations, licensing,...View details

Statewide
Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP)
The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans...View details

Nationwide
Foundation for the Advancement of Marketing Excellence in Entrepreneurs ( FAMEE)
FAMEE is a nonprofit organization that offers online marketing courses tailored to the interests and needs of small and medium sized businesses. Access to online courses, support materials and...View details

Nationwide
SBDCGlobal.com
SBDCGlobal.com is a free, multicultural, web-based trade platform that links the advisors and small business clients of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) networks in the United States,...View details

Nationwide
SCORE Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE offers free, confidential small business advice for anyone looking to start, grow and succeed in business. With a national volunteer network of over 13,000 business mentors and 350 chapters,...View details

Nationwide
Veterans Virtual Incubator (VetBizGo)
VetBizGO is a resource and referral community tailored to supporting Veterans in Business. Content promotes awareness, access and use of thousands of no and low-cost federal, regional and local...View details

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