Get Ready to Launch

Prepare to Open Your Doors – In Real Life or Virtual

Congratulations! It’s Time to Start Doing Business!

You’ve made it through the planning and permitting phases and now you’re ready to officially launch your new business in Genesee County. Don’t forget these important next steps.

Contact our Small Business Help Desk at (810) 600-1406 for additional support.

To open your doors, you’ll need to make sure you have electricity, running water and internet. Visit the Utilities Page to learn more about what options are available in Flint and Genesee County. Or contact Tracy Joseph at (810) 600-1406 or for location specific information.

You know you have a great business, and you have a business plan to back it up. Create a marketing strategy to spread the word and show your clients and customers that they need your products or services.

Big or small, simple gatherings or big extravaganzas – grand openings are a great way to let Genesee County know you are open and ready for business. Local organizations, like the Flint & Genesee Chamber or downtown development authorities, are ready to help you plan and share the exciting news.

Hiring employees is a big step, but important if you don’t want to go it alone. Creating a plan for paying your employees and setting up a payroll requires several steps. You also need to learn about required and optional employee benefits, as well as incentive programs and any federal and state labor laws that you need to follow. Visit the links below to learn more.

Schedule a Meeting with Our Small Business Expert