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Business Plan worksheet and Market Research

Comprehensive business plans are critical elements in the start-up process. To effectively plan the future of your business you must analyze industry trends in relation to the needs of your desired market. This information will equip you to make calculated decisions as you move forward with your idea. Business information is some of the most difficult information to locate and you’re not expected to find it alone. Across Michigan you’ll find Business Resource Centers (BRCs), …

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Weekly Resource #8 – Michigan eLibrary

Critical Resources for the Michigan Business Community

Weekly Resource #8 – Michigan eLibrary

In addition to the plethora of digital resources already available to residents through MeL, Michigan’s eLibrary, state funding just made even more research and reference materials available to businesses and entrepreneurs.  (A quick internet search confirmed other states offer similar services.) How Do These Resources Help You and Your Business? Research and data are critical at every stage of business development and growth.  While it’s widely assumed entrepreneurs are risk takers, the truth is, people who …

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“Money, It’s a Gas.” – Part 1

“Money, It’s a Gas.” – Part 1

“Money, it’s a gas.  Grab that cash with both hands.” – Money, Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon Wouldn’t every entrepreneur with an inspired idea and every small business owner with a current opportunity love to take this advice and grab the cash?  Unfortunately, many aren’t clear about the funding options available to them during their various stages of business development and, therefore, often reach for something they’re either not ready for or are …

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Weekly Resource #1 – Bizdom’s Online Entrepreneurial Training

Weekly Resource #1 – Bizdom’s Online Entrepreneurial Training

Bizdom’s Online Entrepreneurial Training – Module 1:  The Culture of an Entrepreneur Brought to you by Bizdom, a non-profit providing accelerator services to startups in Detroit and Cleveland. Bizdom’s 4 online training modules, each a collection of readings, presentations and actions for you to complete, are designed to help you take your business from idea to execution.  Module 1 includes a link to a personal SWOT analysis, used to evaluate the internal and external Strengths, Weaknesses, …

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