Business Resources

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is part of an extensive business resource network, comprised of local, regional and state organizations that educate and counsel at every stage of growth. These organizations help businesses start, grow and stay in Muskegon County.

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Business Stages

Stage 1: Start-up

Starting a business for the first time? The early stages of development can determine your profitability in the years to come. It is important that you work closely with start-up mentor organizations to increase your chances of success.

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Stage 2: Growth

Depending on the type of business, your “growth” stage may last anywhere from one to five years. Operations are underway but new resources may be needed, along with a network of professionals to support your activities.

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Stage 3: Expansion

Even the most experienced entrepreneurs must periodically take a fresh look at their business and make significant changes to meet the needs of the ever-changing market.

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