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Business Tools

If you are a Detroit business owner in need of assistance, you have come to the right place. From small business events and coaching, to funding and growth opportunities, Detroit Means Business has got you covered. Discover tools for your small business arsenal below.

Upcoming Small Business Events

  • TechTown Detroit: From Pop-up to Permanent
    May 19, 1:00 PM
    Virtual Event
  • Small Business Workshop
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 25
    Virtual Event
    May 25, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Event
    The LEE Group (TLG) is pleased to announce it will be holding its Eighth Annual Small Business Workshop. It’s FREE and is being presented by Fifth Third Bank during Small Business Month.
  • Business Start-Up and Grant Writing Coaching Workshop
    May 25, 6:30 PM
    Bethany Lutheran Church, 11475 Outer Dr E, Detroit, MI 48224, USA
  • BuyDetroit: How to Build Wealth as a Small Business Owner
    Jun 01, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
    Virtual Event
  • Startup Detroit Happy Hour - June 2022
    Jun 07, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    The Brakeman, 22 John R St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
  • TechTown Detroit: Email Marketing Series
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 07
    Virtual Event
    Jun 07, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Email marketing is one of the easiest ways to stay in touch with your existing and potential customers. It is also a powerful marketing tool to build and grow your business.
  • Taking Your Business Online w/ BuyDetroit
    Jun 08, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Virtual Event
  • COLOURS Pride Awards Gala
    Thu, Jun 09
    Motor City Casino Grand Ballroom
    Jun 09, 6:00 PM
    Motor City Casino Grand Ballroom, 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
  • Juneteenth Freedom Weekend
    Fri, Jun 17
    Multiple Locations
    Jun 17, 6:00 PM – Jun 19, 6:00 PM
    Multiple Locations
    Celebrate Juneteenth with The City of Detroit, Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance, Detroit Branch NAACP, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Juneteenth Jubilee, Detroit Means Business and Eastern Market Development Corporation!

Expert Guidance

Running a business can be overwhelming at times. There is a lot to think about. 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 ecosystem.


Financial Resources

One of the biggest challenges for small business owners is finding the funds necessary to launch – and eventually grow – their businesses. Here you will 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.

Women Colleagues


Explore opportunties 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. Here you will find guides for finding a space to lease or purchase and resources for building and renovating.

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