BUSINESS RESOURCES

STARTING AND GROWING YOUR BUSINESS

The Michigan Small Business Development Center offers expert assistance at no cost to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business.
Guide to Starting and Operating a Small Business by SBDC of Michigan
10 Step Guide to Start Your Business
Help with putting together a plan, launching, managing, and growing your business. 
SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. With the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs since 1964.
Offering webinars, workshops, and mentors.
Business assistance resources, including capital funding and business mentoring.
Michigan Works Association provides services and support to Michigan’s workforce development system. Through the Association, members can access timely, relevant professional development opportunities and ensure high-quality programs for all customers.
Strong Towns is an international movement dedicated to making communities across the United States and Canada financially strong and resilient.
This is the rural small business blog. We talk about small town business, with how-to articles, an emphasis on social media marketing, and a weekly chance to share your good news in our Brag Basket.
As your business continues to adapt, get tips from leading brands and experts to help you plan ahead from American Express Stand For Small.
Southwest Michigan First is an organization of privately funded economic development advisors who act as the catalyst for economic success in Southwest Michigan. Founded in 1999 on the principle that the most powerful force for change is a well-paying job, the organization works across all industries throughout the seven counties making up the Southwest Michigan Region.
Small Business Grants
Allegan County Clerk: 113 Chestnut Street
Allegan, MI 49010   269-673-0450
Online application for Federal Tax ID / EIN #
Register your business with the State of Michigan Treasury Dept
Zoning information & permit forms 
Zoning information & permit forms
Business resources & links

RESTAURANT RESOURCES

Tips and ideas from Entrepreneur Magazine
Links to resources for restaurants
Guidelines & restrictions for MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT
FOOD AND DAIRY DIVISION 
Food Service License Application
Allegan County Health Dept