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Thinking of Starting Your Own Michigan Business?

Whether you consider yourself an “accidental entrepreneur” or have been waiting to take the leap into business ownership, we’ll help you build a strong foundation for success.


The Michigan SBDC has been a tremendous blessing for my new startup. They have opened up new doors for my business to grow each and every day. Thank you SBDC for giving me this opportunity to grow a successful business.Talecia Lynn Felton, A'leci Natural Skin Care

How to Know Business Startup Services are Right for You

If you’re in the early stages of starting a business and aren’t sure where to begin, seeking outside help can guide you toward future success. Our expert business consultants will answer your questions and help provide structure to your plans.

Why Work with Michigan SBDC to Start Your Business?

From writing a business plan to the moment you turn on your “open” sign, our team of business consultants has your back. Our no-cost services include in-person and online training, business plan consultation, market research and more.

Register for Business Trainings

Ready to get started? We have a variety of live and on-demand business education resources to help you launch your new business successfully.

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Meet With a Business Consultant

Our expert small business consultants offer no-cost, one-on-one consulting services for people thinking about starting a business.

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Tools and Resources for Starting Your Business

The beginning stages of starting your small business are the most critical for future growth. Improve your chances of success with our free resources for new businesses and startups.

Budgets and Financial Forecasting


Business Plan Executive Summary


Guide to Starting a Small Business – Spanish


Business Plan Outline


Business Model Canvas


Guide to Starting a Small Business – Arabic


Sources of Funding


Cybersecurity Assessment


Guide to Starting a Small Business – Chinese


Marketing Plan Outline


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