- Cottage Food Law - Michigan's Cottage Food Law gives you a way to start your food production business out of your own kitchen. Certain foods that are considered low hazard can be prepared in an unlicensed kitchen, like the one in your home, and sold directly to the public. This gives you a low-cost way to start a business with your favorite recipes. Read more about the Cottage Food Law.
- Michigan District Export Council
- U.S. Customs
- U.S. Dept. of Commerce Export Assistance Office
- U.S. Dept. of Commerce Basic Guide to Exporting
(Accountants: Ask your SCORE Counselor for a list of accountants that are recommended by SCORE Muskegon. Don’t invest money until you’ve discussed it with your accountant)
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Buying/Selling a Business
- Sizing Up the Competition (a free, easy-to-use tool called SizeUp that helps small businesses look at how their business industry stacks up against the competition)
- Real Estate Calculator - An essential tool when planning to buy, hold, or sell an income property