If I start a small business and the business fails can I collect unemployment benefits in the state of Michigan? If I can, do I needed to have made any money with the business? Any other important details to file or be eligible? Thanks!

If you pay yourself through a payroll system and have taxes taken out of your paycheck, then pay those taxes quarterly to your state and the IRS, and you work the required number of quarters in order to eligible for unemployment benefits — maybe. You probably should go on the Work Force Commission website for your state and check for this information.