MeL Business provides support and resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses as they contribute to the Michigan and global economies. Explore core eResources, identify key partners, conduct research, and connect with your local library to succeed in running your business. MeL Business is here for you and has the tools and connections you need.
Business-to-consumer market data
Find your customers, assess location, and compare local markets
Business articles, sample business plans, how-to guides
Global company and industry intelligence with case studies, financial reports and more
Business-related reference titles including encyclopedias
Michigan and national forms, legal Q&A
Resources to help launch your business
Grow your business to the next level
Do it right! Legal resources for businesses
From day-to-day operations, to strategic planning, and more
Finding investment capital, financing, and more
Government resources at your fingertips
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Interested in doing business with the State of Michigan? Go to the Contract and Payment Express (C&PE) website to find out how to get started and register to receive payments. This includes individuals, businesses, units of government, municipalities, schools, colleges, and universities. Contractors and vendors can register to receive payment for goods and services sold to the State.
Though not a traditional funding source, Crowdfunding is gaining traction and respect and might be a revenue stream you haven’t yet considered. Individuals as well as companies use it for projects, research, startup, and education. To learn more and view a list of funders, visit the Michigan State University Libraries Research Guide Grants and Related Resources: Crowdfunding website.