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Business Resources

We're all about you and the success of your business. The links below will help you collect local information, as well as answer questions you may have about your business - whether you're starting a new business, relocating or looking for additional resources to help your current business.  The Charlevoix Area is home to numerous organizations dedicated to economic development and support of the business community.

Find below a list of local economic development stakeholders and business resources.

Northern Lakes Economic Alliance:  The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance provides resources for communities and entrepreneurs to create and retain jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan & Emmet Counties. Looking to start a business? Their Entrepreneurial Toolkit contains local resources on creating a business plan, financial planning, marketing and more.

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation: The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is the state's marketing arm and lead advocate for business development, talent and jobs, tourism, film, and digital media incentives, arts and cultural grants, and overall economic growth.

Michigan Small Business Business Development Center (SBDC): The Small Business Development Center enhances Michigan’s economic well-being by providing counseling, training, secondary market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. Their Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business gives checklists and consultation tips for all steps of business planning - starting, succession planning, marketing, financial management, and more.

SCORE: SCORE is a nationwide organization of business men and women who volunteer their services to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs. SCORE provides free business mentoring and offers low-cost workshops on a variety of business topics.