Youth Entrepreneurship

This is a check list of the steps involved in starting a nonprofit in Michigan. Other documents that will be helpful are "Starting a Tax Exempt Non-Profit in Michigan" and "Planning Tools for Non-Profit Organizations".  Both of these documents are available on this site.

This 14 page booklet provides specific information about starting a Non-Profit in Michigan.  It is produced by the Non-Profit Association of Michigan.

This is a very helpful booklet for entrepreneurs who are trying to start a non-profit or who are involved in the operation of a non-profit.

This booklet is produced by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Center to provide information and guidance to entrepreneurs starting a business in Michigan. 

While it is a bit old (published in 2009), it still is a helpful document. We also recommend that you go to http://www.michiganbusiness.org/start-up/business-assistance/#section1  where you will find the most up to date information. 

This booklet will help you develop a plan for your business. 

Fresh Corner Cafe Finds Success with SCORE

While working on his master's degree at the University of Michigan, Noam Kimelman became interested in a project focused on what is known as the "food desert" in Detroit. "Food desert" is referred to the stark, unequal distribution of healthy, affordable food options in the city. The Master of Health Policy major, became very interested in finding ways to improve Detroit's current food situation. After talking with a professor who encouraged him to find a solution to the problem and "make it a reality" Noam took on the challenge and created Food Corner Café.

http://freshcornercafe.com/

Owner/Founder
Noam Kimelman
My Location
Detroit MI
United States
My Successes

With the belief that good food has the power to be transformative, Fresh Corner Café works with neighborhood stores to ensure that all Detroiters, including the 70,000 households that do not own a private vehicle, can easily access healthy food options.Fresh Corner Café is invested in giving back to the community and the future of Detroit. The Café pays attention to the nutritional density of ingredients they serve as well as: how they are produced and where they come from. Fresh Corner Café was recognized by SCORE and received the 2014 Young Entreprenuer Award.

What's Great About My Mentor?

Noam says he is very grateful for his SCORE mentor David. “David is an incredibly warm and friendly mentor and friend. He cares about both my business and me as an individual. He goes above and beyond the call by getting outside the coffee shop/office and seeing the operation firsthand. His experience makes his advice invaluable.”

How SCORE Helped

Noah says his mentor, David Broner has not only been a supporter and encourager of Fresh Corner Cafe, he also helped with setting metric goals. He helped Noam consider other operating alternatives such as renting kitchen spaces from other restaurants during their off-hours to keep costs low.

          After working for a large accounting firm for many years, I’ve decided to go out on my
own and specialize in helping small businesses with their accounting and financial needs.
Initially, it will be just me, and to keep expenses down and be able to better manage my young
son, I’m thinking about operating out of my home. What are the pros and cons?


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About the Author

         This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit
merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer
opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S.
Small Business Administration.

“What’s An LLC?"

Q: What are limited liability companies (“LLCs”), and what should businesses know about them?

A: LLCs are a new type of business entity that emerged in the early 1990s. They have many important legal and tax characteristics, but the key ones are these:

About the Author

John Cunningham is a N.H. business lawyer whose practice is focused on LLC law and tax. He chaired the N.H. Business and Industry Association committee that drafted the Revised New Hampshire Limited Liability Company Act, a radical revision of New Hampshire LLC law that went into effect on January 1st. LLCs are, by a wide margin, the entities of choice for N.H. business start-ups

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