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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

  • 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

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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