Starting a Business in Alpena

"How do I start a business in Alpena?" - Helpful tips and information:

1.  Visit www.michigan.gov/business - The One Stop Business Resource Center is designed to help you start and manage your Michigan business. You will find an array of resources and tools to help you start and operate a business in Michigan. From tips on writing a business plan to financing your business, our resource center has it all. Be sure to check out the "Try Business One Stop" feature where you can create scenarios for starting different types of businesses and learn the state requirements for getting started, including costs and time frames. No phone calls. No hassles. No commitment.

2. The Michigan Small Business Development Center provides a full range of services to growing businesses that includes not only strategic needs assessment (SNA) and market analysis but also ongoing strategy development, financial analysis and access to capital. Contact Joshua Billington, Business Consultant at 906.280.5290 or jbillington@isupward.org. You can also sign up by following this link.

3. Visit County of Alpena offices at 720 West Chisholm Street to file your DBA and get other important information. Contact them at 989.354.9500.