Resources

Business Model Canvas Generator
Practice sheets and tips for filling out the Business Model Canvas.

Business Plan Template
Entrepreneurs, use this Business Plan Template for planning your business venture.

Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
Offers economic development assistance – marketing, site selection, incentives, attraction and  retention. Innovation and anchor initiatives development.

Flint Food Works Culinary Incubator
A new commercial kitchen incubator at the Flint Farmers’ Market for food entrepreneurs.

Food Entrepreneur Series
This webinar series, presented by Flint Food Works and the Office of Economic Development, provides new and existing food businesses with the necessary tools and knowledge to be successful. Each standalone webinar examines a different part of the product development process. The series is offered at no cost thanks to sponsorship by MEDC and 100K Ideas.

Food Export Midwest
variety of programs and services to help grow exports of value-added food and agricultural products.

Genesee County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)    
Focused on economic development, gap funding and IDRB.

Inventor’s Council of Mid-Michigan
This non-profit assists inventors in bringing new products to market.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)        
Residential and commercial development support.

MapFlint
Map Flint is a community-wide online mapping project, accessible and open to the public, which features a broad variety of data from numerous public sources. Interactive maps show population, education, and income information that is useful when looking to target customers or locating a business in Genesee County.

Metro Community Development    
Community lending program and SBA micro lender

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Resource for government forms and applications.

MI-Small Business Development Center – MI-SBDC    
Counseling, training, market research and technology commercialization assistance. Business resource center. Free or low-cost workshops, open to the public.

MI Start Smart
Explore resources for entrepreneurs across the 7 county East Michigan Prosperity Region. Filter results by business phase, service type, and county.

Mott Community College Regional Tech Center FabLab    
The FabLab offers advanced manufacturing and technology assistance related to design and manufacturing issues, fast prototyping facilities and assistance.

Oak Business Center    
Space for rent; multi-use facility for office, retail, commercial, and light industrial.

Small Business Association Learning Center (SBA)
SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help you navigate the issues you face with initial applications, and resources to help you open for business.

Veteran’s Business Resource Center    
Assistance for veterans: Counseling, training, mentoring, advocacy.