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Business Outlook: Quarterly Report for West Michigan
CPI Detailed Report (DOC) L2.3 8/3
Crain's Chicago Business
Crain's Detroit Business
Economic Indicators (DOC) Y 4. EC7:
Employment and Earnings (DOC) L 241/2:
Export America (DOC) C 61.18/2:
Harvard Business Review
Kiplinger Washington Letter
Michigan Business Report (DOC) HD5725.M5P37
Minority Business Entreprenreur:MBE
Monthly Labor Review (DOC)L 2.5:
PPI Detailed Report (DOC) L2.61
Wall Street Journal
Michigan's premier government online service dedicated fully to the successful operation of new and existing businesses. Everything needed to do business in Michigan is right here in this one stop shop -- from information about licensing and permits, to tax registration and unemployment insurance.
60 + free sample business plans.
Search for records of corporations, limited liability companies, and limited partnerships authorized to transact business in the State of Michigan.
A fun approach to serious business. Helpful hints and useful products to start and run small businesses.
Tools that can help you focus on what you want your business to be and help you manage and implement your goals.
The Small Business Administration's information on how to construct business plans.
Business plans from competition winners.
Extensive tips, hints, products, and resources of starting and maintaining a successful business.
Key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau
This profiler is a tool that enables you to view economic and market information in a way that best meets your needs.
Creating your business plan, including editor's picks, about topics that impact day to day operations of your business.
Helpful information about business planning.
Resources for starting a new business in the State of Michigan.
Start and grow your business with these free online workshops.
A very informative blog that contains professional advice and practical suggestions to the small business owner.
This interactive program provides basic education about the "nuts and bolts" of launching a small business. The user moves through the tool by answering a checklist of questions regarding their business goals, legal, insurance, sales, marketing and accounting issues.
Looking for business news and trends, information about franchising, marketing, home business ideas, and more? This site has a bit of everything having to do with the business world and entrepreneurial startups.
Comphrehensive franchise opportunity directory. Browse profiles, research opportunities, and locate franchises.
Search hundreds of franchises and business opportunities for sale.
Extensive listing of franchises and information resources.
Relevant marketing information, including marketing trends, strategies, training, and products.
Marketing and publishing ideas.
Questions and answers about marketing your business products, web links and marketing strategies articles.
Marketing tips and guides from Entrepreneur Magazine.
Information products about marketing and advertising to the interested enterpriser.
A full-service, fully automated virtual marketing communications service with many marketing tools and resources.
Strategic and tactical marketing know-how to Internet and offline marketing professionals.
Useful case studies, and best practices data about marketing, advertising, and media relations.
A directory of trade shows.
Money and Finance
Overview of income statements.
Monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
Champions the cause for women's economic independence by providing access to business loans, consultation and education.
Comprehensive national online directory of licensed accountants on the Internet.
Many useful links that contain information about business and economic related statisitics, compiled data, reports, and trends.
Download free templates of financial statements in pdf or word from S.C.O.R.E.
AnnualCreditReport.com is the official site to help consumers to obtain their free credit report.
Links about funding for businesses and economic development.
An online directory of financial statement resources.
The in's and out's of cash flow statements from Entrepreneur Magazine.
Other Business Resources
Dedicated to fostering fair and honest relationships between businesses and consumers.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts.
Locate statistical data, financial reports, and industry information.
Human resource forms.
Official business link to the U.S. Government.
Center for Urban Studies provides demogrphics. Michigan Metropolitan Information Center (MIMIC) files contain the full complement of census tables organized by geography – counties, census tracts, block groups, etc.
Notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and more.
Downtown Kalamazoo Incorporated is a private, non-profit organization that works with both the public and private sectors in preserving and enhancing the economic health of Kalamazoo’s downtown area and, in turn, the Kalamazoo community.
Business resources that help U.S. businesses participate fully in the growing global marketplace.
This page provides links to basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business.
Demographic information provided via Kalamazoo County Government
MeL has data and information on starting a business.
Full range of services for a variety of small businesses that are emerging and growing throughout Michigan.
National Green Pages is a directory listing nearly 3,000 businesses that have made firm commitments to sustainable, socially just principles, including the support of sweatshop-free labor, organic farms, fair trade, and cruelty-free products.
Business classification system.
Business classification system.
Find dates and locations for upcoming trade shows.
FREE Trade Magazine Subscriptions & Technical Document Downloads.
Links to labor statisitcs including demographics, unemployment, inflation, consumer spending, occupations, and census.
Census data compiled on people, employment, geography, business, housing, and much more.
Employment research data center.
Extensive tips, hints, products, and resources that cover all aspects of starting, maintaining, and pricing a business.
Resource center dedicated to pricing professionals.
Small Business Regulations
Employment laws assistance for workers & small businesses
Michigan Consumer and Industry, Dept of-Professional & Occupational Licenses;Construction Codes; Liquor Control; Finance & Insurance Services. A one-stop shop for business creation and development.
Information about Michigan tax forms, financial and public institutions, local government news, and administrative services for individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations.
Occupational regulations, legislation, events, & news.
Information about trademarks, patents, contact information, or the policies and laws that regulate intellectual property matters.
Site provides access to information regarding pollution prevention and environmental compliance for the small business owner.
Information about safety regulations, occupational safety requirements, current legislatation, OSHA facts, and more.
Information about initiatives, regulations, and safety programs.
Maintains and distributes EPA publications in hardcopy, CD ROM and other multi-media formats. Inventory includes over 7,000 titles.