Livingston County Entrepreneurial Services

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Looking to start a new business in Livingston County? A host of entrepreneurial services and resources are available throughout the area to help you define the opportunity, develop your business plan and find resources to help you grow. Working with our partners provides entrepreneurs with an ideal opportunity to identify resources and other fellow entrepreneurs developing businesses in Livingston County.

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (MI-SBDC™) Livingston County provides a full range of services for a variety of small businesses that are emerging and growing throughout Michigan – including new venture companies, existing small businesses, expanding businesses, new technology companies, and innovators. Services include business counseling, training, research and more. The Livingston County MI-SBDC specializes in loan packaging, cash flow projections, and marketing for retail and service businesses. 

 LEGUP! is a collaborative effort between Cleary University, SCORE, the SBTDC, and the Howell, Brighton, and Hartland Chambers of Commerce, and is designed to help provide a "leg up" toward future success, Livingston Entrepreneurs Group United for Prosperity (LEGUP!) brings together new and established entrepreneurs for educational, networking and resource opportunities.

provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of small businesses. SCORE provides mentors, counseling, tools and workshops for start-ups and existing entrepreneurs.

SPARK offers entrepreneurial trainings at both our SPARK Central and SPARK East incubators.  For a full list please visit our Entrepreneur Services page

The Livingston County Small Business Loan Program  was created through a partnership between Livingston County, First National Bank, Advantage Livingston, the Livingston Economic Development Council, Ceed Lending, and the US Small Business Administration. The $100,000 fund awards up to $50,000 to business in Livingston County. The competitive loans are designed to help companies fill a key need that will help them further success

As an advocate for business, the chambers work collectively with entrepreneurs toward pivotal solutions and resources, providing access to networking, business exposure, site selection assistance, business counseling and more.  

 A number of libraries in the county offer centers that provide a core collection of business related materials and support, which include marketing, demographic and competitive intelligence, information specialists, and access to consultants such as SCORE counselors.  The centers also offer Internet access, Office 2010, printing, faxing, copying, scanning, skyping, and a designated meeting and work space. 

Howell Carnegie District Library's Business Resource Center 

Brighton District Library Business & Finance Resources

Hamburg Township Library Resources

Cromaine Library Business Resources

Department of Education-Michigan eLibrary Business and Jobs Gateway

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