How to Start a Business in Michigan

How to Start a Business in Michigan

Online course, How to Start a Business: Your Successful Launch

Pre-Launch Price $20
(Post-Launch Price $25)
Online Course Launch: Nov 2017
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Are you thinking about the steps to start a business in Michigan?
You How to Start a Business Michigan, Holland Tulipsare in the right place if you…

  • are thinking of starting your own business anywhere in the United States, but are not sure of your next steps.
  • launched a business that never really got off the ground, and you’re ready to start again.
  • already started your business and have some experience under your belt, but want a basic refresher course.

About How to Start a Business:  Your Successful Launch

This online course takes you through the steps to start a business.  We cover, among other things…

  • entrepreneurial traits
  • feasibility
  • tips about naming your business
  • online and traditional marketing
  • financial projections
  • various business entitle selections (sole proprietor, limited liability company, etc.)
  • how to tackle local and state compliance issues
  • launch checklist, and more

We present the course within the framework of writing a business plan, which is important to your success. As you work to launch your company, you will typically go back and revise a prior decision.  No problem!  With 24X7 access to our course materials,  you will be able to go back and review the material as you continue to revise your business plan details.

Your initial subscription to our course is for 30 days, and you may cancel at any time.  If you want more time, your subscription will automatically renew for two more months. After that, we’ll cancel it for you!  If you think you will need more time, simply select our six-month subscription option for $99 when you first sign up.

PRIVATE CONSULTATION SPECIAL OFFER:  Do you have questions about your specific business? Many people do, and we understand that.  We also understand you are in the startup phase at this point, and you are watching how you spend your money (good move!).

No problem!  We have reduced our initial 55-minute consult to a fee of $66 (a 56% discount over our regular fee of $150). This special offer is only available to you while you in the startup phase and while you are subscribed to our How to Start a Business: Your Successful Launch course.  It takes our course to the next level for you!

Do you have questions about whether this special offer applies to you?  Just email us at with questions or to schedule your private consultation.


Our Library is filled with hours of videos educating small business owners on sales, social media (including how-to’s on LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat), basic contract law, small business insurance and so much more.  And we are growing!  Our videos are from attorneys, accountants, marketing experts, financing companies, insurance brokers and others, each covering an area that will educate you about small business and help you build a strong foundation for your dream.  In November of 2017 we will launch an exclusive, Library Members Only newsletter that will have tips, small business news and motivational articles to help our Members Get Going and Get Growing!  Do you have a suggestion for our Library Membership program?  Great.  Let us know at

ABOUT MY MICHIGAN ROOTS:  My name is Robin Suomi and I am the founder of Startup to Growth, LLC. I am also the creator of this online course, which grew out of my work with thousands of small businesses throughout my career.  I grew up in Mid-West Michigan (we used to call it Ionia – as in the Home of the Ionia Free Fair!). Life in Michigan was an adventure, from shopping in “GR” on 28th Street to school trips to John Ball Zoo and Kellogg’s and the local newspaper.  I remember the businesses in Michigan that impacted me growing up, from big companies like Meijers, Steelcase and Gordon Food Service, to the many furniture stores and small mom and pop businesses I frequented. I never dreamed I would grow up and help small businesses in many of those same industries (yes, I have even helped a zoo!!).  What a solid small business education Michigan afforded me. I went on to teach Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and Business 101 courses as an adjunct professor.

I believe that success is rarely accidental.  It takes grit, persistence and determination.  My passion is helping small business clients move from concept through growth (many clients surpassing $1M in sales), unleashing their vitality, innovation and creativity as they launch or grow their successful and sustainable companies according to their vision.  Let me know if I can help you!

It is fun to reconnect with my Michigan friends and family and help Michiganders launch and grow their own small businesses today.  If you are a Michigander, please drop me a line and tell me about your small business adventure, whether it is just beginning or has been going on for years! I look forward to hearing from you.

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