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Detroit's Home for Small Business Resources

Detroit is tough and resilient, and we’re making small business a priority.

Thank you for attending the DMB Summit!

We're grateful to our amazing speakers, attendees and sponsors for making this event possible. 



The Small Business Owner Advocates is a dedicated group of small and mid-sized Detroit business changemakers.

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Shop Small

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Expert Guidance

Running a business can be overwhelming at times. Working with a business expert can help increase your chances of success. Learn more about the types of guidance available in Detroit's small business support ecosystem.


Financial Resources

One of the biggest challenges for small business owners is finding the funds necessary to launch – and eventually grow – their businesses. Find the various types of funding available and a growing list of resources to consider.

Navigating City Processes

Detroit Means Business is in the business of helping business owners navigate City resources. View City of Detroit-specific resources and guides.



Explore opportunities to grow your small business through accelerators, technical assistance, competitions, and other programs that provide access to mentorship, strategy, investment, and training.

Real Estate

Choosing a business location and space is a crucial step in starting a business. Find guides for searching for space to lease or purchase and resources for building and renovating.


Latest News

PPP Forgiveness

PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal

Existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness. Business owners should visit the newly launched SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal to register and apply.

About Detroit Means Business

Detroit Means Business is a coalition of private, public, and philanthropic partners dedicated to meet the needs of Detroit’s small businesses.

Upcoming Events

  • District 7 Small Business Resource Fair
    Mon, Jun 05
    St Suzanne Catholic Church
    Jun 05, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    St Suzanne Catholic Church, 9357 Westwood St, Detroit, MI 48228, USA
  • Licensing & Regulations for Auto-Related Use Businesses
    Jun 05, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Downtown Detroit Winter Markets Vendor Information Session
    Jun 07, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Small Business Ecosystem Appreciation Brunch
    Jun 08, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Centric Place, 36216 Freedom Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48335, USA
  • District Detroit Info Session
    Tue, Jun 13
    Durfee Innovation Society
    Jun 13, 7:00 PM – Jun 14, 7:00 PM
    Durfee Innovation Society, 2470 Collingwood St, Detroit, MI 48206, USA

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