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MeL BUSINESS

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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.

Core Resources

BusinessDecision

MeL Business - BusinessDecision

Business-to-consumer market data

DemographicsNow

MeL Business - DemographicsNow

Find your customers, assess location, and compare local markets

Small Business Resource Center

MeL Business - Small Business Resource Center

Business articles, sample business plans, how-to guides

Business Insights: Global

MeL Business - Business Insights Global

Global company and industry intelligence with case studies, financial reports and more

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Business Collection

MeL Business - GVRF Business Collection

Business-related reference titles including encyclopedias

Gale LegalForms

MeL Business - Gale LegalForms

Michigan and national forms, legal Q&A

Start

MeL Business - Start

Resources to help launch your business

Grow

MeL Business - Grow

Grow your business to the next level

Legal

MeL Business - Legal

Do it right! Legal resources for businesses

Operations

MeL Business - Operations

From day-to-day operations, to strategic planning, and more

Funding

MeL Business - Funding

Finding investment capital, financing, and more

Government

MeL Business - Government

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.

 

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