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The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance, Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC)Petoskey Rotary-Sunrise and Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce have joined with the Petoskey District Library to open the newest of six area Business Resource Centers. Located on the second floor of the library, the BRC is “the entrepreneur’s one stop location for starting a small business.” The BRC offers a wide variety of print and electronic guides and reference materials covering many relevant business topics, as well as suggested federal, state and local websites to assist with business information and business planning. Also available is free and confidential business counseling by Tip of the Mitt SCORE counselors (click here to apply) and a certified MI-SBDC counselor (click here to apply).

Additional resources include access to valuable online market research and database tools for counseling clients and workshops/classes ranging from “How to Start a New Business” to specific business topics.

Links to Recommended Business Resources:

AnnualReports.com
Better Business Bureau
Business Gateway (Michigan eLibrary)
Business Resource Center Michigan State University
Code of Federal Regulations
Entrepreneur Club of Emmet County
Free EDGAR SEC EDGAR Documents
Gale Legal Forms
Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business (MEDC/SBDC)
IRS Tax Information for Businesses
Michigan Business Licensing Requirements
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
Michigan Small Business Development Center
Michigan Small Business Development Center (Northwest Region)
Northern Initiatives
Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
Online Advertising and Marketing (Federal Trade Commission)
Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory
Pure Michigan Talent Connect
Reference for Business
SCORE – National
SCORE – Tip of the Mitt Chapter 622
Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR)
Statistical Abstracts of the United States
ThomasNet
U.S. Census Bureau Economic Programs
U.S. Small Business Administration
World Chambers Network–Worldwide Chambers of Commerce