Business Research and Support
- Ann Arbor Area SCORE
- Ann Arbor SPARK
- Business Names Search (Washtenaw County Vital Records Division)
- Corporation Division Business Entity Search - Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth
- Ignite Ann Arbor
- Intern In Michigan
- Michigan Business One Stop: Your Source for Doing Business
- Michigan Economic Development Corporation
- Michigan Jobs and Career Portal(Pure Michigan Talent)
- Michigan Small Business & Technology Center (MI-SBTDC)
- Michigan State University Product Center
- New Enterprise Forum
- Washtenaw Community College Biz Resource Center
- Washtenaw Community College Entrepreneurship Center
- Workantile Exchange
Business and Government
- Business.GOV: the Official Business Link to the U. S.
- Employment Laws (US Department of Labor)
- FedBizOpps (Federal Business Opportunities)
- IRS Small Business and Self-Employed One-Stop Resource
- SEC EDGAR Database
- U.S. Small Business Administration
- United States Economy at a Glance (U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Have you ever felt a little reluctant when it comes to networking? Join the Arbor Center for Independent Living as they welcome Greg Peters, founder of The Reluctant Networker, as part of their Career Services Workshop Series on November 16 from 10am to 12pm. Greg coaches individuals, trains staff, and presents to associations and other groups on how to get past their reluctance and start building better connections and stronger networks. He is a professional member of the National Speakers Association and the author of the radio program "Calm, Cool, and Connected at the Networking Event." Come out and learn how to get connected through networking! For more information, or for accommodation requests, email email@example.com.
Join the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living for an Open House on October 6, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm. You'll learn more about the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living including career services workshops, youth services, advocacy supports and peer support. You'll also get to explore the building and meet the staff! For more information, or for accommodation requests, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Cheranissa Roach, Business Consultant with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, as she discuss how to launch a business with a disability. She has worked with over 350 people to help them start small businesses! This free workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 20 from 1 to 3pm at the Entrepreneurship Center at Washtenaw Community College. The workshop will cover what it takes to launch a small business, what types of supports are there to help people with a disability in business, developing the mindset to win at business given your disability, and a few other tips to help you understand what is necessary to be successful in launching a business. Register here.
Among the list of programming for Summer 2016, MSU EXTENSION is offering a free series of Home Ownership Education. Classes are offered monthly and are either two, three hour classes, or an all day six hour class.
These classes will be held at the Washtenaw County LRC Building, 4135 Washtenaw Ave.:
-- Tuesdays, July 12 & 19, 2016 --
6:00 to 9:00 p m
-- Thurs. Aug. 18, 2016 --
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
These classes will be held at the MSU Extension Office, 705 N. Zeeb Rd.:
-- Wednessdays, Sept. 21 & 28, 2016 --
6:00 to 9:00 pm
The course meets the requirements of the Washtenaw Housing Education Partners (WHEP). Please pre-register by calling 222-9595.
Registration is now open for Washtenaw Community College Free College Day on March 5, 2016. Be a college student for the day - whether you're a college graduate or not yet out of middle school WCC faculty and staff are sure to engage your love of learning as they share their expertise. Courses are available in a variety of subjects, including career exploration, health and wellness, entrepreneurship and more. To reserve your spot, click here. For more information, call 734-973-3364
Join Kory Scheiber from the Small Business Development Center and Harriet Hughes from the University of Michigan Credit Union for Money Talks – Do You Speak Its Language? The Legends and Myths of Small Business Funding on Thursday, January 28 from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the WCC Business Education Building, Room BE270. This presentation gives current or prospective entrepreneurs insight into different types of funding used by small businesses including loans, lines of credit, and crowdfunding. Also discussed will be the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. A team of experts will demystify the lending process, discuss the importance of personal credit history, debunk the myths about grants, and share real life examples of successful funding applications across the different platforms. Register now!
This Friday, May 15, join the Ann Arbor Area Business Leadership Network (A3BLN), hosted this month by the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living and Washtenaw Community College Human Resources, for the unique opportunity to learn from employers & employees about ways to improve work opportunities for people with disabilities.
A panel of employers and employees from NuStep, Select Ride, and the University of Michigan will discuss the benefits of a diversified workforce. Sessions will be lead by human resources, legal and advocacy experts sharing their views regarding hiring persons with disabilities and ADA accommodations in the workplace.
Date: Friday, May 15th
Time: 10:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Location: WCC Morris Lawrence auditorium, 4800 E. Huron River Drive
This event is open to all business leaders, employers & current or potential employees with disabilities. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required- the first 100 registrants will receive a complimentary lunch!
Join Washtenaw Community College for the grand opening of the Entrepreneurship Center on Tuesday, March 10 from 5:30-7:00pm. The reception starts at 5:30pm and President Rose Bellanca will speak at 6:00pm, followed by tours of the Center. Food will be provided by WCC entrepreneurs! If you're thinking of starting a small business or looking for other resources for entrepreneurs, be sure to check out AADL's Small Business and Entrepreneur Resources page.
We often get questions at the library about finding legal forms for a variety of purposes. If you find yourself needing forms, the library offers access to the Legal Forms Library - a database of common legal forms. You can search for specific forms or browse by popular categories. Popular categories include:
Power of Attorney
Wills and Estates
Forms are available for download and printing in Microsoft Word, Rich text, and PDF formats (depending on the individual form). The database is updated regularly and also includes a legal dictionary and a Q & A section. A great resource with a wealth of information!