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Fire System Requirements for Business

Fire Inspection are due every year, check here for your business permit and inspection needs.

Industry:

ALL

Category:

REGULATORY, OPERATIONS

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Lending 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. Information accurate as of April 2022.

Industry:

ALL

Category:

FUNDING

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Motor City Match Template

Find out more information about all of Motor City Match tracks plans

Industry:

OTHER

Category:

OTHER, ALL

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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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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.

Industry:

ALL

Category:

FUNDING

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Open Up Shop!

A Brick-and-Mortar Readiness Guide for Small Businesses

Industry:

ALL

Category:

PROPERTY

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WSU Business and Community Law Clinic

WSU Law Clinic is supporting businesses in need of free transactional legal assistance.

Industry:

ALL

Category:

OPERATIONS

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DMB Neighborhood Business Association Guide

Thinking of starting a neighborhood business association? Check out this handy guide.

Industry:

OTHER

Category:

OPERATIONS, REGULATORY

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2022 Detroit Community Markets Map

Map of community grocery markets in Detroit

Industry:

Grocery and Retail

Category:

FOOD

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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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Small Business Resource Guide

See here for a list of local organizations offering business resources for funding, Business operations, Strategy & Planning, and more

Industry:

ALL

Category:

FUNDING, DIGITAL, REGULATORY, OTHER

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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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