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Downloadable template gallery from SCORE.
Search the state’s licensing website to see if your business needs to be licensed.
A key resource for academic and business school libraries.
The latest insights on entrepreneurship and small business topics for business students and researchers. Content comes from business journals, magazines, reference books, case studies and company profiles.
Information and resources from the Internal Revenue Service.
Verify a license, registration, or permit.
Provides coverage from regional business publications for the U.S. and Canada.
Offers coverage that addresses many small business topics from consumer small business reference books and business videos. Includes a help and advice section and how to create business plans.
For corporations, LLCs, LLPs, and limited partnerships.
Learn the steps to start a small business, get financing help from the government, and more.
Official state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
Designed to assist the general public in legal matters of all kinds. Coverage includes exclusive full text for many top consumer legal reference books, thousands of legal forms, and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide range of legal issues. a majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo.
Authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends of the legal world. It is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals, and others involved with the law.
Grow and Manage Your Business
Your guide to doing business with the State of Michigan.
Provides extensive tax information and online tools.
The Procurement Technical Assistance Center Offices of Michigan provides local businesses with the resources and know-how to successfully obtain government contracts.
Business Support Organizations
A technology cluster that promotes productivity, innovation & new business growth.
Find valuable resources for local businesses.
Links to entrepreneurial services and resources available throughout the area to help you define the opportunity, develop your business plan and find resources to help you grow.
Find quick facts about Michigan business, start-up financing, labor information & more.
Provides resources and tools for small businesses in Michigan.
The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse serves the Small Business Development Center Network and America’s small business community. Market research reports and more for small businesses.
Free mentoring and education resources for business development and growth. Click here to for information on how to meet with the Livingston County SCORE mentor at the Howell Carnegie District Library.
Planning tolls and services.
Company & Industry Information
Searchable database of company annual reports.
Detailed information on 30 million businesses and executives, over 200 million residents and 2 million new businesses, as well as new movers/homeowners, U.S. healthcare professionals, a jobs database, background and criminal search and email marketing.
Searchable database of SEC filings.
Searchable North American Industry Classification System identification tool.
Searchable tool for Standard Industry Classification Codes.
Comprehensive online resource for finding companies and products manufactured in North America.
Resources, webinars and solutions to help businesses export. “Doing Business In” guides for more than 100 countries.
Online directory of International Service Providers. Market analysis & tips.
Business support, trade policies, and country commercial guides.
A world of information from the United Nations Statistics Division.
Monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for goods and services.
Detailed industry data on employment, hours, and earnings of workers on nonfarm payrolls, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Profiles U.S. national and local economies every five years.
Search & download regional and national financial and economic data.
Local demographics from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Employment trends, wages, and jobs in demand.
Average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output.
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments new and information.
Demographic, transportation, economic, land use, and public safety information from the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.
Marketing: Demographics/Consumer Habits & Trends
National and state-based research on the needs, concerns, and interests of AARP members and the 50+ population as a whole.
Population, housing, economic, and geographic information.
Data.gov is the home of the U.S. Government’s open data. With Data.gov you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more.
Robust and highly-detailed demographic data, ideal for gaining consumer and market insight as you consider opening a business, finding an audience for your products, analyzing the shifts and needs of a given population, and more.
Social & demographic trends.
Investing & Finance
Information and advice for investors from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, including a BrokerCheck tool to investigate the background & qualifications of investment professionals.
Resources and tools for wise investing from the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
Comprehensive financial information on stocks, mutual funds and market trends.
Official source for savings bond information.
Provides information, ratings and earning estimates related to companies whose securities are publicly traded.