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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.

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.

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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. 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.

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Opportunities

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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Upcoming Small Business Events

  • TechTown Detroit Retail Boot Camp Spring 2024 Info Session
    TechTown Detroit Retail Boot Camp Spring 2024 Info Session
    Tue, Mar 05
    TechTown Detroit
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    TechTown Detroit, 440 Burroughs St, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
  • Forming Your LLC - In Person Event
    Forming Your LLC - In Person Event
    Tue, Mar 05
    Schoolcraft College
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152, USA
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152, USA
  • Cybersecurity Score & Readiness for Small Business Manufacturers - Webinar
    Cybersecurity Score & Readiness for Small Business Manufacturers - Webinar
    Wed, Mar 06
    Webinar
    Mar 06, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
    Mar 06, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Webinar
  • Culinary Creatives Roundtable
    Culinary Creatives Roundtable
    Wed, Mar 06
    BUILD Institute
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    BUILD Institute, 1620 Michigan Ave Ste 120, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    BUILD Institute, 1620 Michigan Ave Ste 120, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
  • Creating Social Media Content for your Business with Victoria Warda
    Creating Social Media Content for your Business with Victoria Warda
    Wed, Mar 06
    New Lab - Michigan Central Station
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    New Lab - Michigan Central Station, 2050 15th St, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    New Lab - Michigan Central Station, 2050 15th St, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
  • Ombudsman Simpson's Webinar--Bridging The Gap: Small Businesses in Detroit
    Ombudsman Simpson's Webinar--Bridging The Gap: Small Businesses in Detroit
    Wed, Mar 06
    Webinar
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Webinar
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Webinar
  • Mix & Mingle With Your DBL
    Mix & Mingle With Your DBL
    Wed, Mar 06
    Detroit
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Detroit, 17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203, USA
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Detroit, 17546 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48203, USA
  • 2024 DEI UnDemo Day
    2024 DEI UnDemo Day
    Wed, Apr 17
    Virtual Event
    Apr 17, 2024, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Virtual Event
    Apr 17, 2024, 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Virtual Event
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