In Michigan, Michigan State University working with local libraries, chambers of commerce, and others formed Business Resource Center Network. The network is part of the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance.
Many of the resources are available online and open to anyone interested in starting and/or better running a business. There are business planning tools, books, and additional links to help the entrepreneur. The MSU Library offers regular book reports on new materials that help inform business owners and their decisions.
And if you live in the area, you will find a calendar of training events and workshops.
Being successful in business means taking advantage of resources. This resource is just one example of the local resources you might find in a community. Give your business a boost; check out these resources.