STARTING A BUSINESS
Are you considering starting your own business but don't know where to begin? We're glad you came to us!
Establishing financial security for your business is important, but there are a few steps you need to complete before you can open an account.
To open a Christian Financial business account, you will need to obtain Articles of Organization, proof of active status in the State of Michigan, DBA paperwork if you ever operate under a different name, and proof of you Tax ID or EIN number.
Christian Financial Credit Union has partnered with the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to offer a starting place for our members who are interested in exploring the possibilities of entrepreneurship, but who don't completely understand what's involved. The Michigan SBDC provides confidential, no-cost counseling to small businesses, along with assistance in gathering secondary research information and offering training programs that aid in business development. For a full list of classes and resources available from the SBDC, visit their website
To check on gaining active status in the State of Michigan, visit the website of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
For help applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) and other resources from the State of Michigan, visit their website and resource center