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All LLC Statements of Information and the required Statement of Information for most corporations can be submitted electronically using a credit card. PDF copies of imaged business entity documents, including Statements of Information are available for free on the Secretary of State’s Business Search.
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What Is a Business?
A business is defined as an organization or enterprising entity engaged in commercial, industrial, or professional activities. Businesses can be for-profit entities or non-profit organizations that operate to fulfill a charitable mission or further a social cause.
The term business also refers to the organized efforts and activities of individuals to produce and sell goods and services for profit. Businesses range in scale from a sole proprietorship to an international corporation. Several lines of theory are engaged with understanding business administration including organizational behavior, organization theory, and strategic management.
People have conducted business since ancient times; historically, businesses have involved mercantile operations, trade guilds, or shared agricultural production.
The Basics of a Business
Generally, a business begins with a business concept (the idea) and a name. Depending on the nature of the business, extensive market research may be necessary to determine whether turning the idea into
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The state of Michigan will begin upgrading its financial and business systems starting June 30. The new SIGMA Vendor Self-Service (VSS) system will replace Contract & Payment Express (C&PE) and Buy4Michigan. SIGMA VSS will improve how we work with vendors, payees, and grantees. Please visit www.michigan.gov/SIGMAVSS for important dates and transition information, including actions you may need to take.
Start a Business
Looking for inspiration to identify the best small business ideas for 2020? With so many business ideas, finding the right one is easier said than done.
It may seem like all of the good business ideas or the best small business ideas have been taken, but they are not. Most successful small business ideas come from individuals who work for someone else but they believe they can do better. Some might start out as employees or apprentices for other businesses and then gradually build up the skills and experience before they set out on their own.
With the right idea and determination, anyone can make their dreams of having their own small business come true. We show you how by walking you through:
Best Business Ideas
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Best Small Business Ideas
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Building your own business from the ground up is an exciting opportunity, but it can also be challenging.
Follow the 10 steps from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to starting a business. You’ll learn about writing a business plan, determining the legal structure of your business, and more.
Avoid common mistakes and get advice from experienced small business owners who want to help. Local SBA partner organizations offer free access to mentors and trainers.
The following tips and checklists can help you with other important parts of the process.
Business Funding Options
Learn about a wide range of funding options to help start your business, such as government-guaranteed loans, grants, and other financial assistance.
Tax Requirements to Start a Business
It’s important for your business to comply with federal,
The Bell group, instead of being driven from the field, were at once lifted to a higher level in the business world.
Most of them were well- known business men–the Bradleys, the Saltonstalls, Fay, Silsbee, and Carlton.
There was a spirit of confidence and enterprise; and the next step, clearly, was to create a business organization.
Vail, took his seat as General Manager in a tiny office in Reade Street, New York, and the building of the business began.
Bell invented the telephone; Watson constructed it; Sanders financed it; Hubbard introduced it; and Vail put it on a business basis.
The new General Manager had, of course, no experience in the telephone business. Neither had any one else.
So, just as Amos Kendall had left the post office service thirty years before to establish the telegraph business, Theodore N.
“We have the only original telephone patents,” he wrote;