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A DIY Digital Resource Guide for Detroit Small Businesses

In these pages you will find links to help business owners do everything from get access to the internet., to establishing a company name and brand, selling online, and then incorporating software or apps into other business functions to save you time and money

Industry:

ALL

Category:

DIGITAL

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DMB Summit 2022 - Small Business Resource Guide

This guide contains links and brief descriptions of small business resources in Detroit in the following categories: Funding and Financial Readiness, Planning and Strategy, Digital Business, City and Regulatory Processes, Commercial Property, Insurance, Food and Business, Contracting and Procurement and Logistics and Fulfillment

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ALL

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NEI - Capital Readiness Checklist

See here for a checklist put together by the New Economy Initiative of basic criteria that a small business typically needs to meet before a lender will consider lending to them.

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Category:

FUNDING

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Open Up Shop!

A Brick-and-Mortar Readiness Guide for Small Businesses

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ALL

Category:

PROPERTY

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Health License - Online Payment Instructions

Looking to pay for your Health License online? See here to learn how!

Industry:

RESTAURANT, CHILDCARE, GROCERY, FITNESS, OTHER

Category:

FOOD, REGULATORY

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City of Detroit - Advertising and Sign Ordinance User Guide

City of Detroit - Check this document out for a breakdown of the City's Regulations for Advertising and Business Signs

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Category:

REGULATORY, PROPERTY

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DIY Digital Guide for Detroit Small Businesses

In these pages you will find links to resources in most of the areas affecting micro-businesses.
It begins with some resources to help business owners get access to the internet. From there, it
moves in a progression one might follow when starting a business: establishing a company name
and brand, selling online, and then incorporating software or apps into other business functions
to save you time and money

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ALL

Category:

All

Link:

All

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Open for Business - Childcare Companion Guide

This guide from the City of Detroit offers important licensing, permitting, and opening information specific to child care buisnesses

Industry:

CHILDCARE

Category:

REGULATORY

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DMB Summit 2022 - Lender Guide

See here for a list of local organizations offering loan products to small businesses. This document is divided into products under and over $50,000 with terminology defined on Page 3. Information accurate as of April, 2022

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Category:

FUNDING

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Open for Business Guide

Confused about what the regulatory process is to open a Brick and Mortar Business in Detroit? Check out this handy guide!

Industry:

ALL

Category:

REGULATORY, PROPERTY

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DMB Compliance Checklist

What Detroit Business Owners Need to Stay in Compliance with the City

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ALL

Category:

REGULATORY

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Motor City Match Template: Start-Up Business Plan

A basic business plan template from the Motor City Match Program

Industry:

ALL

Category:

OPERATIONS, FUNDING

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