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Building Resiliency

Here you will find resources and toolkits available to help your business. Can’t find what you’re looking for or have
additional questions? Please reach out to Mary Myers at mary@baragacounty.org.

Toolkits for your business

Baraga County EDC Business Resiliency Guide

Businesses face up and downs all the time for a variety of reasons. We have put together this Business Resiliency Guide with some possible ways to make your business stronger and enable it to be flexible during difficult cycles.

Crisis Check List for Your Business

Here in the Upper Peninsula, every single business is important to our communities. This checklist can help business owners ease some strain during difficult times.

Hibernation Toolkit Baraga County EDC

In this toolkit we have designed basic ideas to help businesses begin to address the current marketplace. Business owners who have focused on cash flow monitoring and are still struggling may be at a point of understanding there’s a need to hit a pause button, to put their business in some level of hibernation mode to ensure it is strong enough to operate once demand returns. Our toolkit can help guide you through this process.

Baraga County EDC Restart Toolkit

Whether it’s a pandemic, an economic downturn or a personal crisis, sometimes your business needs to recalibrate. This toolkit was designed to help your business through that process.

Baraga County EDC Succession Planning Toolkit

Often times, succession planning ends up on the back burner as you go about your day to day operations. Planning the end of your business ownership lifecycle can be hard to get your arms around and often emotional, but we assure you it is critical to be prepared. This toolkit can help get you started.

Central Upper Peninsula Small Business Support Hub

In recognition that the central upper peninsula is already home to many organizations which offer some type of support for small businesses, the Hub’s main goal is to expand access to those instead of building new programs. In general, resources and support fall into three categories:

  • Technical assistance including 1:1 coaching, educational events, handbooks, guidance documents, webinars, etc.
  • Assistance in pursuing outside financial resources (loans, grants, etc.)
  • Direct grants via the Hub (must be allocated by February 2026)

Hub Direct Grant Program

More than $400,000 will be available in direct grants to those businesses who work with their County’s Hub Small Business Resource Navigator and that participate in at least one Hub program, event, or service within the 6 months prior to the Award. More information on the program can be found here.