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Resources

Small Business_Resources_Icons_Workers Comp_v3   Discounted Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Participate in one of the most comprehensive and rewarding workers compensation plans in Michigan – the Group Program from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.

Chamber investors receive a 5% up-front discount on their workers compensation policy through the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. Participants also have the opportunity for a dividend payment that could result in offsetting a substantial amount of the insurance’s premium. Dividend payments are based on the group’s loss performance and could be as much as 15% or even more. There is no minimum premium requirement to participate.

For more information about Accident Fund Group programs, contact one of these Accident Fund certified insurance agents:

Already an Accident Fund policyholder? Talk to your agent to receive these Chamber savings at your next policy renewal.

Small Business_Resources_Icons_Disability   Short-term & Long-term Disability Insurance

As a Chamber investor, businesses can take advantage of less restrictive access for group Long-term Care Insurance for Chamber small business employees through UNUM. Chamber investors can also participate in a Short|Long-term Disability Insurance through Fort Dearborn with a 5% discount. Contact Rob Williams or Jerry McCoy 269.349.9603.

Small Business_Resources_Icons_Payroll   Discounted Payroll Processing

BASIC Payroll processing provides the flexibility and dependability in a payroll provider that you want with the security and personal payroll guidance that you really need. Chamber investors are eligible to receive a discount of 20% off the BASIC Payroll Plus as well as the first month free. Contact Matt Steffic at 269.615.2569.

Small Business_Resources_Icons_Office Supplies   Discounted Office Products

Businesses participating with The Chamber can save up to 55% on day-to-day, high-use office products through Office Depot. You can also enjoy significant savings on Office Depot catalog items. Download your membership card now to start saving.

Small Business_Resources_Icons_Email Marketing   Discounted Email Marketing and Online Survey Tools

Constant Contact helps businesses grow by providing an easy and affordable way to build successful and lasting customer relationships. Members save up to 25% off complete marketing solutions consisting of professional-looking email newsletters, insightful online surveys and efficient event planning. Contact Cathy Emery at 866.270.6553.

Small Business_Resources_Icons_Telecom   Discounted Telecommunication Services

Chamber investors can receive a 7% discount up to $200 on all services provided by CTS Telecom, Inc. Offer is for new or renewal of contracts for services. Customers will need to provide proof of Chamber investment. Contact Joe Vernon at 269.746.3222.

KEY TO SMALL BUSINESS OFFERINGS
Small Business
SMALL BUSINESS
Small Business Readiness, Small Business Growth, Mentoring/Consulting Services, Business-to-Business Networks, Talent Acquisition, Advocacy, Ombudsman, Employee Benefits and Insurance, Human Resources & Compliance, Market Research, Franchising, Membership Directory, and Space Rental.
Entrepreneurial
ENTREPRENEURIAL
Entrepreneurial Training, Business Plan Competition, Start Up Competition, Business Accelerator, Product Commercialization, Product Innovation, and Young Entrepreneurs.
Funding
FUNDING
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans, Traditional and Non-Traditional Capital Sources, and Microloan Intermediary.
Legal
LEGAL
Legal Counseling, Patents, Trademarks, Licenses & Permits.
Government
GOVERNMENT
Government Registrations, Federal Contracting Procurement, and State of Michigan Contracting Procurement.
Trade
TRADE
International Trade, Export Assistance, and Certificates of Origin.
Workshops
WORKSHOPS
How to Write a Business Plan, How to Start a Business, Financial Management, Business Taxes, Marketing, Information Technology, Venture Capital Accessibility, Grant Writing, How to Work with Government Agencies, etc.
Training
TRAINING
Leadership Development and Emerging Leaders Initiatives.
Tools
TOOLS
Documents, Templates & Resources.
Demographic Support
DEMOGRAPHIC SUPPORT
Minority Enterprise Development Program, Women’s Business Ownership Advisors, Veterans Business Outreach Centers, Native-American Business Development, Hispanic Initiatives, Faith-based and Community Initiatives, and LGBT Business Outreach Initiatives.
Sure, starting and growing a small business is hard, but you don’t have to do it alone.
While not comprehensive, this list of nations, state and regional resources will help you start solving those pesky issues that only small business owners face. Be sure and investigate individual agencies for their specific service offerings.
NATIONAL
Small BusinessEntrepreneurialFundingLegalGovernmentTradeWorkshopsToolsDemographic Support
Grand Rapids | (616) 456-5512
STATE
Small BusinessLegalTools
Grand Rapids | (616) 774-8236
Small BusinessLegalTradeWorkshopsTools
Lansing | (800) 292-3939
Small BusinessEntrepreneurialFundingGovernmentTrade
Lansing | (888) 522-0103
Small BusinessTradeWorkshopsTraining
Grand Rapids | (616) 771-0304
Small BusinessWorkshopsDemographic Support
Detroit | (313) 873-3200
Small BusinessEntrepreneurialFundingTradeWorkshopsToolsDemographic Support
Kalamazoo | (269) 387-6004
Small BusinessEntrepreneurialTradeWorkshopsToolsDemographic Support
Lansing | (517) 432-1555
Small BusinessLegalWorkshopsTools
Lansing | (800) 362-5461
REGIONAL
Small BusinessFundingWorkshopsDemographic Support
Battle Creek | (269) 962-7526
Small BusinessEntrepreneurialWorkshopsTrainingDemographic Support
Battle Creek | (269) 387-6004
Small BusinessEntrepreneurialFundingWorkshopsTrainingToolsDemographic Support
Benton Harbor | (269) 925-6100
Small Business
Kalamazoo | (269) 344-0795
FundingTools
Grand Rapids | (616) 459-4825
WorkshopsTools
Kalamazoo | (269) 342-9837
Small BusinessFundingLegalWorkshops
Benton Harbor | (269) 927-1064
Funding
Holland | (616) 392-9633
Small BusinessTradeWorkshops
Marshall | (269) 781-5163
Small Business
Kalamazoo | (269) 349-1533
Small BusinessFundingDemographic Support
Dowagiac | (269) 783-4111
WorkshopsTools
Portage | (269) 329-4544
Small BusinessEntrepreneurialWorkshopsTools
Kalamazoo | (269) 381-5382
Small BusinessTradeTrainingToolsDemographic Support
Kalamazoo | (269) 553-9588
Small BusinessGovernmentTradeWorkshopsDemographic Support
Kalamazoo | (269) 385-0470
Small BusinessEntrepreneurial
Kalamazoo
Small BusinessFunding
Kalamazoo
Small BusinessWorkshops
Sturgis | (269) 651-5758
Small BusinessWorkshops
Three Rivers | (269) 278-8193
Small BusinessTradeWorkshops
Grand Rapids | (616) 331-6811
Small BusinessWorkshopsDemographic Support
Grand Rapids | (616) 452-4027
Small BusinessWorkshops
Kalamazoo | (269) 353-1823
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