Business Plan Template for a Startup Business

To increase your odds of a successful business startup, download this step-by-step business plan template you can use to plan for your new business. Read more


Startup Expenses

Nearly everyone who has ever started a business has underestimated the costs, and then faced the danger of running with inadequate capital reserves. The key to avoiding this... Read more

Course on Demand

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business: Module 1 - Startup Basics

If you’re thinking about starting your own business, this module will teach you the basics. You will learn whether business ownership is right for you. Read more

View Course
Narrow by

Find a Workshop near you:

Live Event

Small Business Workshops - sponsored by SBDC

Event Language: English
Small Business Development Center West Michigan is a branch of the Small Business AdministrationWorkshops are offered by the SBDC in Muskegon at the:Muskegon Innovation Hub,... Read more

General Business Resources

Article Language: English

Take advantage of the many local and national resources available to you at no cost. Read more


Business Model Canvas

Article Language: English

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and lean startup template for developing new or documenting existing business models. It is a visual chart with elements... Read more


Biz Topics

Article Language: English

Helpful Information regarding various business topics Read more


Business Registration

Article Language: English
A sole proprietor or co-partnership is required by law to file the business name (if different than the real name of the person) at the county clerk's office where your business... Read more

Resources to Help You Start Your Business

Article Language: English
Starting up: are you ready? Help from the Small Business Administration and SCORE Are you ready to start a business?  Take this assessment tool to determine if you are ready to... Read more

How to Start a Business Checklist

Article Language: English

Use this handy checklist to complete the tasks needed to start your business. Read more


Employee vs. Independent Contractor – Ten Tips for Business Owners

Article Language: English
Employee vs. Independent Contractor – Ten Tips for Business Owners If you are a small business owner, whether you hire people as independent contractors or as employees will... Read more