August 8, 2020  
 
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  Munising, Michigan Resources for Entrepreneurs  
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Start a Business in Munising, Michigan

Are you starting a business in Munising, Michigan? This article discusses the most important things to consider when opening a business in Munising.

Are You Ready for Entrepreneurship?

Most new ventures do not succeed, in part because the entrepreneur did not have the perseverance and abilities that are necessary to succeed. So, before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship, consider all of the implications of being an entrepreneur.

To determine whether you have what it takes to run a business, we recommend these three steps to help you decide:

  • Talk to other entrepreneurs in Munising. Listen closely to their experiences and see if you think you too can be successful.
  • We recommend reading Should You Become an Entrepreneur?. For aspiring new entrepreneurs, it's a must read article.
  • Have a candid conversation with friends and family. Ask them directly: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Listen carefully to their answer, as they presumably know your strengths and weaknesses.

Munising, Michigan Demographic Information

Munising has an active business community that includes small businesses, mid-sized businesses and large businesses.

To give you a better feel for Munising demographics for small businesses, we have tabulated the small business sizes, based on number of employees, for business in Munising.

Business Size# of
Businesses
1-4 Employees 326
5-9 Employees 81
10-19 Employees 42
20-49 Employees 30
50-99 Employees 6
100-249 Employees 6
250-499 Employees 3
500-999 Employees 0
1000+ Employees 0
All Munising Businesses 494

As a new Munising entrepreneur, you may also be interested in the table below. It shows how many businesses there are in Munising for each business category. By looking at this chart, you can get a general sense for how much competition there is in the business niche that you are pursuing.

Business Type # of
Businesses
Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 3
Beauty Salons 1
Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores 1
Business Associations 2
Car Washes 1
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services 1
Child Day Care Services 3
Civic and Social Organizations 2
Confectionery and Nut Stores 1
Credit Unions 1
Direct Title Insurance Carriers 1
Drinking Places (Alcoholic Beverages) 2
Drywall and Insulation Contractors 1
Electric Power Distribution 1
Electrical Contractors 4
Family Clothing Stores 1
Finfish Fishing 1
Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 1
Floor Covering Stores 1
Florists 1
Food (Health) Supplement Stores 1
Full-Service Restaurants 7
Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 1
Furniture Stores 1
General Automotive Repair 2
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 1
Gift, Novelty, and Souvenir Stores 3
Golf Courses and Country Clubs 1
Grantmaking Foundations 1
Hardware Stores 1
Home Centers 1
Home Health Care Services 1
Homes for the Elderly 1
Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 3
Janitorial Services 1
Landscaping Services 2
Limited-Service Restaurants 2
Logging 5
Masonry Contractors 1
Newspaper Publishers 1
Nursing Care Facilities 3
Office Administrative Services 1
Offices of Dentists 3
Offices of Lawyers 3
Offices of Optometrists 1
Offices of Real Estate Appraisers 1
Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 2
Paper (except Newsprint) Mills 1
Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2
Residential Remodelers 6
Reupholstery and Furniture Repair 1
Roofing Contractors 1
Sawmills 1
Securities Brokerage 1
Site Preparation Contractors 1
Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 2
Sporting Goods Stores 1
Support Activities for Forestry 1
Tax Preparation Services 1
Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 1
Used Merchandise Stores 1
Wired Telecommunications Carriers 2

Is a Franchise Opportunity Right For You?

As you drive around Munising, you may be surprised to see how many franchises there are in the area. But is franchising the right option for you?

We advise the entrepreneurs we work with to consider franchising as an option. On our site, you can read many articles about franchising, such as The Disadvantages of Franchise Ownership. Get a thorough education on franchising by browsing all of our Articles on Franchising.

You can find franchise opportunities by browsing our Franchise Opportunities Directory.

Representative franchise opportunities include Bug Realty USA Inc. and AeroBalloon USA. Alternatively, you can browse franchise categories, such as Dry Cleaning & Laundry Franchises and Kid Friendly Franchises.

Note on Munising Franchise Opportunities: To find out if a franchise you are interested in is available in Munising, you will need to get in direct contact with the franchisor.

Forming a Company in Munising, Michigan

It's very important that your business is formed as a legal entity that is separate from its owners. Doing so will shield you from personal liability for business debts and obligations.

The entity you form can be a corporation, LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership or other structure.

Incorporating is a very popular way to form a business. Of course, you have to decide which type of corporation to form and where to incorporate. If you are starting a business in Michigan, it doesn't mean you are required to incorporate in Michigan. As it turns out, you can incorporate wherever you want. For example, it's very popular to incorporate in Delaware, and incorporating in Nevada has become very trendy as well. Don't forget, though, that you will have to register as a foreign entity in all states that you do business in.

There are many nuances to forming a company. We recommend you read some of the educational articles about company formation that are availabe on our site, such as Getting an EIN. You may also want to seek the advice of an attorney. Finally, if you are starting a business in Munising, Michigan, our information on Incorporating in Michigan may be a useful resource if you decide to incorporate in Michigan.

Where to Get Money to Start a Company

Getting your Munising business the capital it needs to succeed is very difficult due to the ongoing business credit crunch. To obtain business financing, you will need to hear a lot of rejections before you finally find a funding solution that works for you.

To learn about raising money, we recommend you read the fundraising articles on our site, such as 504 Loans.

For Munising entrepreneurs on the hunt for startup funding, check out our List of Michigan Angel Investors and our List of Michigan Venture Capital Firms.

Marketing Your New Venture

Whether your goal is to attract Munising customers or you plan on selling elsewhere, you need a excellent marketing plan.

You can learn plenty about marketing on our site. Newspaper Advertising Costs discusses marketing strategy and tactical marketing in a way that should get you thinking about how to creatively promote your business. That's just a sampling of the many useful articles we have on Marketing a Small Business.

Never Give Up

Most new Munising businesses underestimate the number of challenges they will face.

From this point on, you control your own destiny.

We are here to help Munising businesses to be successful. We believe entrepreneurship is an amazing engine for job creation in Munising, neighborhood development and overall economic health.

More Entrepreneurial Resources for Starting a Business in Munising, Michigan

Here are more links that we believe will help you be successful in starting a business in Munising.

  • Resources for Munising, Michigan Entrepreneurs - Browse a variety of resources we've collected to assist Munising entrepreneurs.
  • Michigan Entrepreneurial Resources - We've gathered state-level entrepreneurial resources to help new entrepreneurs who are based in Michigan.
  • Michigan Small Business Development Center - This organization supports 12 regional offices and over 30 satellite offices, each providing counseling and training to Michigan small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the 83 counties in Michigan. Services to entrepreneurs are offered through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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