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Detroit's Home for Small Business Resources

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

Find digital tools, business service support, and resources to help operate your small businesses digitally.

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Navigate & Elevate

Our Mission is to Champion the Success of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in Detroit.

Business People

Technology Bites Workshop

An eight-week workshop designed to help businesses overcome frustration and no longer be overwhelmed by technology.

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.

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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.

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Opportunities

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.

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Latest News

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

  • Impulsa: Hispanic Business Training Series
    Impulsa: Hispanic Business Training Series
    Tue, May 21
    SDBA
    May 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    SDBA, 7752 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209, USA
    May 21, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    SDBA, 7752 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209, USA
  • Write a Business Plan - Interactive Webinar
    Write a Business Plan - Interactive Webinar
    Wed, May 22
    Webinar
    May 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
    May 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
  • Building Busines Credit
    Building Busines Credit
    Wed, May 22
    Webinar
    May 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Webinar
    May 22, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Master Class | Social Media Marketing
    Master Class | Social Media Marketing
    Wed, May 22
    BUILD Institute
    May 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    BUILD Institute, 1620 Michigan Ave #120, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
    May 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    BUILD Institute, 1620 Michigan Ave #120, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
  • Forming Your LLC or DBA - Interactive Webinar
    Forming Your LLC or DBA - Interactive Webinar
    Thu, May 23
    Webinar
    May 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
    May 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
  • Forming Your LLC or DBA - Interactive Webinar
    Forming Your LLC or DBA - Interactive Webinar
    Tue, May 28
    Webinar
    May 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Webinar
    May 28, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Ask the Experts: The Exporters
    Ask the Experts: The Exporters
    Wed, May 29
    Webinar
    May 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Webinar
    May 29, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Webinar
  • Storytelling Master Class
    Storytelling Master Class
    Thu, Jun 27
    Grand River WorkPlace
    Jun 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
  • Product Photography Master Class
    Product Photography Master Class
    Tue, Jul 30
    Grand River WorkPlace
    Jul 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA
    Jul 30, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48223, USA

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