SCORE evaluates the offerings from various service providers. Although SCORE has evaluated the services of the listed providers, SCORE does not endorse the purchase of products or services from any specific provider. SCORE urges you to compare products, services and prices before making a purchase decision.

Insurance

Local insurance resources:  List of local Ann Arbor SCORE insurance resources

Franchising

www.centercourt.com

www.franchise.org

www.Frannet.com

www.FranChoice.com

Tech/Specialty Start Up

Local technical resources:  List of local Ann Arbor SCORE technical resources

Michigan Business Incubator Association: www.michiganincubation.org  

Tech Brewery: www.techbrewery.org

TechArb: http://techarb.engin.umich.edu/

Vex Venture Exposition (For University of Michigan students): https://www.facebook.com/MPoweredVEX/

Research Tools, Databases, other resources

www.hoovers.com

www.business.com

www.thomasregister.com

www.academicinfo.net/business

The 21st Century Library:  Business  Development: http://youtu.be/61P5phllDTI

Demographic, Economic, & Census Data

 www.easidemographics.com

www.census.gov

www.bea.doc.gov

www.esa.doc.gov

Non-Profits

Webinar on creating a 501(C)3 organization: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e88bbb6b4a71f181&llr=f8crkjkab#!

General Business

Michigan Business Network                                    www.michiganbusinessnetwork.com

Wall Street Journal Center for Entrepreneurs          www.startupjournal.com

All Around Business Advice                                   www.allbusiness.com

IBM Small Business Toolkit:                                  www.us.smetoolkit.org/us/en

Entrepreneur Magazine Business Information:       www.entrepreneur.com

Inc. Magazine Business Information:                      www.inc.com

General Business Information Resource:                 www.referenceforbusiness.com

"How-to" guides on a variety of business issues:    www.work.com

Advice and Steps to Starting up a Small Business: www.ecommerce.shopify.com/guides/build-a-business-2012