Whether you're in business now or entertaining the thought of becoming your own boss, our all-new Business Services section is for you. Connect with any of these agencies for assistance in creating a business plan, attracting new and retaining current employees, and marketing and financial guidance. Take in a Webinar while you work at your desk. Many of these services are available to you, absolutely free.

The following agencies, in random order, are available to assist new and existing entrepreneurs from starting a new business, to retirement and/or selling. Includes assistance with job creation Doing Business Michigan and attracting employees, business consulting, expansions and more. Many of these are available to Michigan businesses at no charge. 

See the menu selection, For Entrepreneurs, for a more in-depth look at the services provided by agencies committed to small business success here in Northern Michigan.

Ready to join Mancelona Chamber of Commerce, receive referrals, and have your news and announcement shared within our community? We welcome you! Complte the fillable .pdf file, print, and send with your dues to the address on the form.

Here, now, is a list of valuble resources that will help guide your business to success!


 Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - We offer no-cost consuling services. Our mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed. 

Northern Lakes Economics Alliance (NLEA) - Our mission is to enhance the economy in our four-county service area by acting as a resource to help communities and entrepreneurs retain and create quality jobs in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan and Emmet Counties. Grant admin, program support, business attraction and growth.

Networks Northwest - Networks Northwest delivers programs and services for the 10 counties of Northwest Michigan. Our primary service categories are: workforce development; business & economic development; and community development. Networks Northwest is the convening agency for the Regional Prosperity Initiative in these ten counties.

Michigan Works! - Your regional Michigan Works! offices offer a variety of services and programs to help employers attract and recruit the best qualified candidates and meet their demands for a skilled workforce. Michigan Works! services are provided generally at no cost.

Venture North - Affordable loans, mini grants, professional business consulting. We're easy to like. We've helped 1,500 small business in Northwest Michigan.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation - The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies, and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state.

Small Business Association of Michigan - SBAM - The Small Business Association of Michigan is the only statewide and state-based association that focuses solely on serving the needs of Michigan’s small business community. We have been successfully serving small businesses like yours in all 83 counties of Michigan since 1969. We’re located in Lansing, just one block from the Capitol.

Indeed.Com - Indeed is the #1 job site in the world with over 300M unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities.

State of Michigan - a guide to labor and economic oportunities. Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) provides the connections, expertise and innovative solutions to drive continued business growth, build vibrant communities, create affordable housing, generate tourism and attract and retain key talent to fill Michigan’s vast pipeline of opportunities.

State of Michigan Business Assistance - Find helpful information on starting a business, technology assistance, and obtaining permits and licenses, as well as other resources for business success in Michigan.

Antrim County Clerk - The County Clerk's office keeps record of business names filed in Antrim County.  Although it is not required for running a business in the state and conveys no tax or business license number, filing a DBA form protects the business name from being used by anyone else, but only the county in which the form is filed.  

SCORE Traverse City -  SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.  We aim to give every person the support they need to thrive as a small business owner.

Grammarly - Get suggestions from Grammarly while you write in desktop applications and sites across the web—as you move between apps, social media, documents, messages, and emails.

Webinars - Watch recordings of previous webinars below, and check our events calendar for upcoming programs. Please enjoy our most recent webinars for public view. 

Michigan's SBDC OnDemand Webinars - The fundamentals of opening a business, learn Quickbooks, financial planning, preparing for difficult conversations, establishing excellent customer service and so much more

USA.gov - Learn what it takes to open a business. Start-up and operations guide, portal assistance, Michigan business financials incentives and taxes, Michigan Small Business Funding & Capital, registering and finding Michigan jobs, etc.