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This document walks you thru the steps for starting a for profit business in Southwest Michigan.  It includes URL's for the various websites you will want to visit. While a few of the the items are specific to Berrien County, most of the  information applies to any part of Michigan

STEPS TO BUSINESS OWNERSHIP

Summary

 

 

Do You Want to Start Your Own Business?

         

»SCORE’s new 3 part workshop series- "STEPS TO BUSINESS OWNERSHIP" is structured to be interactive, with examples and the supporting resources you need to be successful.      

There is a wealth of information available on starting a business in Minnesota. This page is a place to start exploring that information. For some time, St. Paul SCORE has had a New Client Packet available for mentors to give to their clients. This is the current material for that packet.

Welcome to the information for Greater Twin Cities area small business owners and candidate owners who need an overview of how to start and run a business in Minnesota.  This is the background for you to deal with your SCORE mentor.  These PDF documents can be displayed or downloaded and printed.

About the Author

The St. Paul Chapter of SCORE, the Small Business Administration, the State of Minnesota and others have contributed to this material.

Ask SCORE

          I’m confused about the rules for paying employees overtime. Can you explain them to me? 

         Should you be paying overtime to your employees? The answer is: it depends.

          Under the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay overtime to most hourly employees who work more than 40 hours a week for businesses that take in more than $500,000 a year in revenue.

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. 

Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

Considerations When Using Independent Contractors slides presented by Katie Marble at SCORE's November 2014 meeting.

About the Author

Katie Kiernan Marble

Marble Law Firm, PLLC

80 Palomino Lane

Suite 201

Bedford, NH  03110

Ask SCORE

          My brother-in-law has approached me about going into business with him in a home cleaning franchise. I’ve always heard one should never go into business with relatives. Is that true? 

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. 

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Why I Hope Not to Die at 75

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Sat, 2014-10-18 11:14

"That's how long I want to live: 75 years .... Living too long ... robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic."

-- From "Why I Hope to Die at 75," by Ezekiel Emanuel, The Atlantic, Sept. 2014

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