How to Start a Small Business in Michigan

Starting a business in Michigan is fairly straightforward, though you may face additional steps based on the business structure you plan for your company. Depending on the the type of business you’ll be engaged in, you also may need a business license or various permits.

Register Your Business Name

Filing as a Business Entity

Obtain a Sales Tax License

Acquire a Business License, Permits

Find Financial Support, Guidance

About the Author

Tom Chmielewski is a longtime journalist with experience in newspapers, magazines, books, e-books and the Internet. With his company TEC Publishing, he has published magazines and an award-winning multimedia e-book, "Celebration at the Sarayi." Chmielewski's design skills include expertise in Adobe Creative Suite's InDesign and Photoshop. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Western Michigan University.