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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

  • Downtown Detroit Markets
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Dec 05
    Cadillac Square
    Dec 05, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
    Cadillac Square, Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
  • Detroit Cannabis Project: Cannabis Real Estate and Construction
    Dec 09, 6:00 PM – Dec 10, 7:15 PM
    Online Event
  • Home(BASE) For The Holidays: A Live6 Marketplace
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Dec 10
    Live6 HomeBase
    Dec 10, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Live6 HomeBase, 7426 W McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48221, USA
  • E. Warren Holiday Nights
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Dec 10
    E. Warren Farmers Market
    Dec 10, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    E. Warren Farmers Market, 16835 E Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48224, USA
  • Supplier Diversity in Financial Services
    Dec 15, 9:00 AM
    Virtual Event
  • Detroit Cannabis Project: Cannabis Case Studies
    Dec 16, 6:00 PM – Dec 17, 7:15 PM
    Online Event
  • Avenue of Fashion Holiday Decorating Contest
    Avenue of Fashion, Livernois, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Get on the Shop Small Detroit Map!
    Virtual Event
  • ECN 2021 Holiday Marketplace Vendor Registration
    Stoudamire Wellness Hub, 4401 Conner St, Detroit, MI 48215, USA

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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