Michigan eLibrary Resources
Company profiles, product/brand information with investment reports, rankings and market share data allow users to better penetrate the consumer marketplace.
Business Insights: Global
In-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries, and products. Also includes information on associations.
Download reports on businesses, people and demographics.
General Business File ASAP
Articles on major companies and also includes directory and financial information.
Small Business Resource Center
Covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.
American Arab Chamber of Commerce
The American Arab Chamber of Commerce builds economic bridges by promoting and empowering the business community it serves on a local, national and international level.
Description from their website: “a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.”
City of Dearborn’s Business Page
Includes links to Dearborn’s Chambers of Commerce, the Development Authorities, the Economic & Community Development Department, and information on getting permits and/or starting a business in Dearborn.
Entrepreneur.Com : The Online Small Business Authority
Maintained by Entrepreneur Magazine to support new business ideas and growing companies, it contains how-to guides and selected articles for business developers. Entrepreneur Assist is a free tool for new business owners. They can save articles, download forms, setup online meetings and more.
FindLaw Employment Rights Center
Information on the legal rights of workers in all phases of employment, from hiring to termination, and other common employment law issues — including job benefits, fair pay, Family and Medical Leave rights, workplace safety, and protection from on-the-job discrimination and harassment.
Hoover’s Corporate Register
This site gives links to company home pages. It also has a subscription service portion that contains profiles for 12 million companies, including 40,000 in-depth. The profiles include contact information, a review of the company, and more.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Cabinet level agency charged with promoting homeownership, community development and combating housing discrimination. Offers consumer information for buying, selling and financing homes. Sources for research and data in reports and periodicals on rental and ownership housing markets, policy, homelessness, construction techniques, taxes and assisted housing.
International Trade Administration
An abundance of information for U. S. exporters on trade and industry statistics, market data, and export and import data and procedures.
Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center
Guidance and training for those wanting to start a business, or those who want to grow their existing business.
North American Industry Classification System
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
The SCORE organization is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. It assists in the formation, growth and success of small businesses nationwide. The organization offers mentoring, workshops, and business tools to business owners.
Standard Industrial Classifications from U.S. Department of Labor
Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
Tax information for small businesses from the IRS.
A great site for entrepreneurs and would-be business owners, this site has it all: community space, articles, podcasts, online seminars and other information on all things small business.
As the U.S. government’s official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.
U.S. Patents and Trademark Office
Patent, trademark, and copyright information
U.S. Small Business Administration
Official starting point for resources and programs offered by the SBA. Begins with starting your business, financing your buiness and expanding your business. Includes links to most frequently asked start up question (FAQ’s), information articles, a start up kit, and locations of small business development centers throughout the U.S. This is primary destination for seeking financing.
Your source for population housing, economic, and geographic information.
Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
Michigan Business One Stop
Resources and guides for starting and running a business in Michigan.
Small Business / Self Employed Tax Center
The Internal Revenue Service provides free tax information for small business owners and self-employed individuals at this site.
Search for manufacturers of industrial products and services.